Human Resource Management Learning Path
Talented and professional human resource managers are in continuous high demand in all organisations and businesses. Study the Alison Learning Path in Human Resource Management and you will develop the essential skills needed to successfully work within human resource operations in any organisation or business. This learning path will also be of great interest to existing managers, supervisors and anyone who may have to take on HRM responsibilities as part of their duties within any business or organisation. The Alison Learning Path in Human Resource Management is a sequence of courses that will boost your knowledge and understanding of modern human resource principles and practices. You will learn key skills in areas such as employee recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal and motivation strategies. For example, you will know how to implement effective recruitment strategies by performing a rigorous job analysis. You will be able to determine job specifications and use them to write an accurate job description. You will know how to prepare and implement employee training, development, retention and communication processes. You will able to promote a business culture that employees can buy into so that they will become more motivated and work more passionately to make the business a success.
Courses in this Learning Path
Fundamentals of Human Resources
This free HR Alison course introduces you to the world of Human Resources management (HRM) and is a useful introduction to those who wish to learn and understand more about the role it plays within organizations.
The lessons examine the various functions of HRM in organizations including responsibilities and objectives, the employment cycle, job analysis, recruitment and selection, and performance appraisal as well as employee relations, and managing change within the workplace.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Creating Meaning for Employees
Janice Fraser is CEO and co-founder of Adaptive Path, an experience design consultancy firm based in San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas. Janice is an experienced entrepreneur and in this free online course she talks in detail about how important the culture of a business is for the success of that business. She emphasises that a productive culture is one where managers create meaning for their employees. By promoting a business culture that employees can buy into they will become more motivated and work more passionately to make the business a success. Janice believes that alignment is the key factor underlying everything we do. An aligned business means that employees are fulfilling work which they excel at.
This course will be of great interest to all business professionals and managers who would like to gain advice and guidance about creating a successful business culture which has meaning for all employees.
1-2 Hour50 Points
Introduction to Modern Human Resource Management
The free online course Introduction to Modern Human Resource Management will introduce learners to practices and procedures used in modern human resources (HRM) departments. The course outlines the processes HR professionals go through to ensure they have the right employees at the right time to make sure the company is both productive and profitable.
The course first introduces you to the seven main roles that HRM plays in business and why, in a constantly changing world, the HRM function is key to success. You will also learn about the array of skills needed to deal with a variety of HR situations and the challenges facing HRM today. Strategic planning is necessary to tie company objectives with HRM objectives and the course covers the steps in the development, writing and implementation of strategic plans, and how those plans should be developed. The course also introduces you to the employment cycle: from recruitment and selection, to job analysis and performance appraisals. Finally, the course introduces the concept of diversity and multiculturalism, discusses the diversity aspect of business, and why multiculturalism is so important to ensuring a healthy organization.
This free course will be of great interest to all HRM professionals who would like to learn more about modern human resource practices and procedures, and to all learners who are interested in HRM as a career.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Modern Human Resource Management - Recruitment and Selection Process
The free online course in Modern Human Resource Management - Recruitment and Selection Process describes in detail the process HR professionals or managers go through as they define and prepare job specifications and employment compensation packages to attract the right candidates to fill job positions. The course also describes the processes involved in the planning and conducting of professional interviews.
The course first introduces you to the main points in the recruitment process as it relates to HRM, the laws related to the employment cycle and the different recruitment strategies such as recruiting from a variety of sources to ensure diversity. The development of a job analysis, job description, and job specifications are also discussed as well as the factors involved in advertising a job to help maintain a multicultural work environment. Next, you will learn about the steps involved in the selection process such as criteria development, application and résumé review, test administration as well as the major categories of employment tests.
Different interview styles and techniques are reviewed, as well as how to choose the right type of interview for the job and the formal and legal steps involved in making an official job offer. Finally, the course introduces you to the concepts involved in compensation planning and development such as providing the basic salary, holiday pay, health benefits and retirement packages. The differing types of pay systems and the internal and external factors that affect them are also discussed as well as the main types of employment compensation packages common in US firms.
This free course will be of great interest to all HRM professionals and managers who would like to learn more about modern human resource selection and recruitment procedures, and to all learners who are interested in HRM as a career.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Modern Human Resource Management - Training and Induction
The free online course Modern Human Resource Management - Training and Induction describes in detail the process HR professionals or managers go through as they prepare and implement employee training, development, retention and communication processes.
The course first introduces the main points in the employee retention and motivation process as it relates to HRM, as well as the costs and reasons associated with employee turnover. You will gain an understanding of motivational theories and the application of them in the development of retention plans. You will also learn about applying specific retention strategies to include in HR plans, while keeping the company budget in mind. Next, the course introduces the steps involved in training an employee. You will learn about the goals of orientation, the benefits of in-house versus external training, and how to design an effective training program. Different delivery methods such as using web based or classroom training and the types of training are also covered.
Finally, you will learn about the different types of management and communication styles and strategies that are used to communicate successfully with employees. You will learn how to interpret and evaluate employee communication, utilising emotional intelligence, verbal and non-verbal methods and active listening.
This free course will be of great interest to all HRM professionals and managers who would like to learn more about modern human resource training and induction procedures, and to all learners who are interested in HRM as a career.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Modern Human Resource Management - Appraisal and Performance
The free online course in Modern Human Resource Management – Appraisal and Performance introduces very important aspects of HR management, such as understanding employee rights, how to manage employee performance, how to implement performance evaluation systems and how to complete and conduct employee assessments. The course also reviews workplace health and safety law, the health concerns that can affect employees at work, and the hazards associated with the workplace.
The course begins by introducing the main examples of organisational performance issues and the processes used to handle these types of employee problems. You will gain an understanding of how to investigate performance issues and the options that are available for dealing with employee problems and disciplinary intervention. Employee rights are then discussed in relation to job protection, employee privacy, unionization and the process of collective bargaining. Next, you will learn about the steps involved in designing a performance appraisal and the reasons why a systematic performance evaluation system should be implemented. You will also learn about the goals of performance evaluation.
Finally, the course introduces you to workplace safety laws, how they apply to specific industries, such as IT, the service industry, and construction. You will learn how to develop safety standards, while making sure safety and health laws are followed. How to track and record workplace accidents and illnesses is also covered. You will also learn how to interpret and evaluate the different types of employee stress, the different types of office-related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and the implementation of contemporary issues surrounding employee health and safety.
This free course will be of great interest to all HRM professionals and managers who would like to learn more about modern human resource appraisal and performance procedures, and to all learners who are interested in HRM as a career.
2-3 Hours50 Points