Human Resources Management

Hours: 120 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,450.00

Course Overview:

Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the challenges, current practices, and regulations of human resources in an organization
  • Identify domestic and international issues related to human resources and methods for addressing them
  • Comprehend the elements involved in making human resource decisions
  • Identify strategies for recruiting, motivating, and managing a diverse workforce
  • Identify the elements involved when determining compensation, educating about benefits, and processing performance appraisals

Course Outline:

Human Resource Management Module 1
Human Resource Management & Regulations
  • Contemporary Perspectives
  • Evolution of HR
  • Emerging HR Challenges
  • Enhancing Productivity & Quality
  • The Setting for HR Management
  • Small versus Large Organizations
  • Careers in HR Management
  • The Legal Environment
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Human Resource Regulations
  • Evaluating Legal Compliance
Human Resource Management Module 2
Global & Competitive Environments
  • Growth of International Business
  • Global Issues in HR Management
  • Cultural Environments
  • HR Function in International Business
  • Domestic & International Issues
  • Managing International Transfers & Assignments
  • Training Expatriates
  • The Competitive Environment for HR Management
  • The Top Management Team
  • The Role of Corporate Governance
  • Business Strategy & HR Management
  • The Impact of Organization Design
  • The Impact of Corporate Culture
Human Resource Management Module 3
Human Resource Decision Making
  • Making HR Decisions
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Strategy as a Source of Information
  • Economic Conditions
  • Job Analysis Process
  • Ethics and HR Management
  • Rightsizing the Organization
  • Managing Terminations & Retention
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Managing Voluntary Turnover
  • The Causes of Job Dissatisfaction
  • HR Management During Mergers & Acquisitions
Human Resource Management Module 4
Recruitment & a Diverse Workforce
  • Sources for Recruits
  • The Selection Process
  • Popular Selection Techniques
  • The Selection Decision
  • Reliability & Validity
  • Legal & Effectiveness Issues
  • The Nature of Workforce diversity
  • Dimensions of Diversity
  • Impact of Diversity on Organizations
  • Managing Diversity in Organizations
  • Managing the Knowledge Function
  • HR Management & Social Issues
Human Resource Management Module 5
Compensation, Benefits & Performance Appraisals
  • Developing a Compensation Strategy
  • Determining What to Pay
  • Wage & Salary Administration
  • Pay Secrecy
  • The Nature of Benefits Programs
  • Mandated & Nonmandated Benefits
  • Contemporary Issues in Compensation & Benefits
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals
  • The Performance Appraisal Process
  • Methods for Appraising Performance
  • Legal Issues in Performance Appraisals
  • HR Management & Career Management
  • Career Development Issues & Challenges
Human Resource Management Module 6
Labor Relations, Safety, Health & Security
  • The Role of Labor Unions
  • Trends in Unionization
  • The Unionization Process
  • The Collective Bargaining Process
  • Negotiating Labor Agreements
  • Resolving Impasses
  • Labor Unions in the 21st Century
  • Employee Safety & Health
  • The Physical Environment
  • Stress & Stress Management at Work
  • Workplace Security
Human Resource Management Module 7
Motivation & Enhancing Performance 
  • Motivation at Work
  • A Basic Model of Performance
  • Motivation & Needs
  • Process Theories of Motivation
  • Perspectives on Motivation
  • Goal Theory
  • Agency Theory
  • Enhancing Performance at Different Levels
  • Incentives & Performance Based Rewards
  • Performance Management & Feedback
  • Evaluating Performance Enhancement Programs

All necessary materials are included.


For more information on the requirements of certification, you can visit the HRCI’s website at:

PHR Eligibility:

  • 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
  • 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **