Human Resource Management

Course description

This course provides managers from different business functions with the principles, knowledge, and techniques for managing employees. Incidents and cases are used to diagnose human resource problems, and design and implement solutions. Topics include strategic role of human resource, nature of Human Resource Management (HRM), human resource planning, performance evaluation, recruiting, selection and assessment, training, managerial development, compensation and incentives, employee welfare, collective bargaining and labor relations. The course stresses the evaluation of human resource programs, and the need for human resource practices to be compatible with one another and to be supportive of the firm’s strategy.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Understand job analysis and design
  • Learn Human Resource Planning (HRP), recruitment and selection
  • Learn employee development
  • Understand reward and benefit management
  • Understand integration and maintenance
  • Learn promotion, transfer and separation

Course contents

  2 h 15 min | Overview of Human Resource Management (HRM)

〉 The meaning and importance of HRM
〉 Evolution of HRM
〉 The objective of HRM
〉 The environment of HRM
〉 HRM challenges and opportunities
〉 Basic essence of strategic HRM

  0 h 37 min | Job Analysis and Design

〉 The concept of job and job design
〉 Approach to job design
〉 Characteristics of jobs
〉 Job analysis and its purpose

  2 h 16 min | Human Resource Planning (HRP), Recruitment and Selection

〉 Introduction
〉 Defining human resource planning
〉 The traditional approach to HRP
〉 Human resource planning – a contemporary approach
〉 The advantages and disadvantages of human resource planning
〉 Human resource planning in practice
〉 HRP and strategic HRM
〉 The external context
〉 The internal context
〉 Developments in the systematic approach to recruitment and selection

  1 h 42 min | Employee Development

〉 Meaning and purpose of employee appraisal human resource planning
〉 Appraisal process and methods
〉 Factors that can distort appraisal
〉 Difference between training and development
〉 Benefits of training and development
〉 Training and development processes and needs

  1 h 38 min | Reward and Benefit Management

〉 Meaning and purpose of reward management
〉 Intrinsic and extrinsic compensation
〉 Compensation strategies
〉 Meaning and type of equity
〉 Compensation with the other human resource management functions

  1 h 02 min | Integration and Maintenance

〉 Meaning and objective of industrial relation
〉 Main actors in industrial relation and their role
〉 Meaning and process of collective bargaining
〉 Ethiopian industrial system

  0 h 47 min | Promotion, Transfer and Separation

〉 Meaning and purpose of promotion, transfer and separation
〉 Types of promotion
〉 Types of separation


This course includes:

    10 h 17 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion



The lessons were relevant and easy to understand. The course helped me to pass my exam, and I don’t know if I could have achieved that without this resource! Thank you!


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