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  • This course is designed for students wishing to understand the basics of Human Resource Management


  • Students should have an IELTS Reading level of at least 5.5 before attempting this course.
  • A computer with internet access (for forum posts)
  • A PDF file reader (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader)


  • Approx. 50 hours

Course content


Part 1 Introduction
  • The nature of human resource management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Planning: jobs and people
  • The international dimension
Part 2 Resourcing
  • Strategic aspects of resourcing
  • Contracts, contractors and consultants
  • Recruitment
  • Selection methods and decisions
  • Staff retention
  • Ending the contract
Part 3 Performance
  • Strategic aspects of performance
  • Organisational performance: knowledge and learning
  • Employee performance management
  • Leadership and change
  • Managing absence and attendance
Part 4 Development
  • Strategic aspects of development
  • Context, competence and competencies
  • Learning and development
  • Career development
Part 5 Employee relations
  • Strategic aspects of employee relations
  • Employee involvement
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Equality: the legal framework
  • Equal opportunities and diversity
  • Grievance and discipline
Part 6 Reward
  • Strategic aspects of reward
  • Salaries
  • Incentives
  • Pensions and benefits
Part 7 Emerging issues
  • Ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Work-life balance
  • The changing HR function
  • Information technology and human capital measurement
  • The future of work