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University of Minnesota

Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers

University of Minnesota via Coursera Specialization


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Do you have people reporting to you that need managing? Or perhaps you want to consider a career in human resources? Or freshen up your HR knowledge? This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management. The specialization begins with a foundational course that considers alternative approaches to managing human resources, provides a background to the U.S. legal context in which employees are hired, fired, rewarded, and managed, and outlines the different reasons that people are motivated to work. The remaining three courses tackle three core areas that all managers should understand: hiring employees, evaluating their performance, and rewarding them. Throughout the courses, an accessible, scientific approach is embraced such that best practices and practical tips are informed by research, but presented in accessible, applied ways. Upon completing the specialization, learners will have a deeper understanding of what works in the workplace, including a toolkit of best practices for hiring, managing, and rewarding employees. The specialization will be valuable for managers and entrepreneurs taking on these responsibilities as well as anyone else interested in the fundamental principles of human resource management. The Capstone Project will provide an opportunity to apply this knowledge to a real situation, including your own organization or work unit if desired.


Course 1: Preparing to Manage Human Resources
- Offered by University of Minnesota. One way or another, all employees are managed. But approaches to managing employees varying from ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
- Offered by University of Minnesota. Finding and hiring the right people is often cited as the number one concern of businesses today. It ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Managing Employee Performance
- Offered by University of Minnesota. Once you have hired good employees, the next step that successful people managers take is to develop the ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Managing Employee Compensation
- Offered by University of Minnesota. Whether you're writing paychecks or wondering where yours comes from, this course is for you! We begin ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers
- Offered by University of Minnesota. This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Alan Benson, Amy Simon, John W. Budd, Larry Bourgerie, Mike Davis and Stacy Doepner-Hove


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  • Chukwuedo Martin
    Human resource management is core in every organizational structure to boosting the capacity of the organization and the employees standard. Without human resource management i believe that, companies will not functions well in terms of employment welfare and health.

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