Course Contents at a Glance

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The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

Module 1: The Role of Human Resources

  • Defining Human Resources Management
  • Functions of Human Resources Management

Module 2: Human Resource Strategy and Planning

  • Foundations of Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Planning

Module 3: Human Capital Trends

  • People Analytics
  • Strategy and People Analytics
  • Human Capital Trends

Module 4: Diversity in the Workplace

  • Legislation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Working with a Diverse Workforce
  • Promoting a Diverse Workforce
  • Current Diversity-Related Trends

Module 5: Workforce Planning

  • The Workforce Planning Process
  • The Job Analysis Process
  • Job Descriptions
  • Job Design

Module 6: Recruitment and Selection

  • The Recruitment Process
  • Recruitment Sources
  • Avoiding Discrimination
  • The Selection Process

Module 7: Onboarding, Training, and Developing Employees

  • Onboarding Employees
  • Training Employees
  • Developing Employees

Module 8: Compensation and Benefits

  • The Law and Compensation
  • Types of Compensation
  • Benefits and Benefit Trends

Module 9: Performance Management and Appraisal

  • Performance Management
  • The Appraisal Process
  • Appraisal Effectiveness

Module 10: Building Positive Employee Relations

  • Employee Engagement
  • Conflict at Work

Module 11: Employee Termination

  • Downsizing
  • Effects of Termination

Module 12: Employee Rights and Responsibilities

  • Laws and Employee Rights
  • Employee–Employer Contracts
  • Disciplinary Factors and Guidelines

Module 13: Union-Management Relations

  • Workers and Unions
  • Laws and Unions
  • The Role of Unions

Module 14: Safety, Health, and Risk Management

  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Inspection and Enforcement
  • Improving Workplace Safety
  • Risk Management

Module 15: Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Module 16: Managing Global Human Resources

  • The Global Environment
  • Global Employee Engagement

Module 17: Managing Human Resources in Small & Entrepreneurial Businesses

  • Determining HR Needs
  • Employment Laws and Small Business
  • Essential HR Resources
  • Hiring for the Start-up Environment


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