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Human Resource Management (HRM)

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Human Resource Management (HRM)

The people in an organisation are the core source of its competitive advantage. Few would deny this simple statement, and yet it has taken many years of research and studies to clarify the connection between the way people are managed and their level of contribution and commitment to the business. There is therefore, without doubt, a strong link between people management strategies and organisational performance.

The effective management and development of people at work is now accepted as the major factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful organisations, and is a key determinant of business growth and prosperity. Research findings have clarified the features of good people management practices that are associated with high performance and how these may be used to add value.

About Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the broad range of people management strategies that are implemented to match the needs of a business in achieving its corporate objectives. HRM treats the management of people as a high level strategic issue rather than solely an operational matter, but at the same time recognises (and indeed emphasises) that to be successful the responsibility for HRM lies not only with the human resource specialist but with all managers, supervisors and team leaders.

About Our HRM Course

This human resources course of study offers an introduction to the subject of HRM by explaining its origins and evolution and the role it can play in progressive thinking organisations.
The aims of the course are:

  • To provide an understanding of how the concept of HRM can raise individual performance levels in order to enhance and sustain competitive advantage
  • To provide a grounding in many key HRM practices and procedures

Those aims will be met specifically by achieving an understanding in the following areas:

  • The meaning of HRM and its development
  • The fit between HR strategy and the broader corporate strategy
  • The employment environment and human resource planning
  • The recruitment, selection and integration of new employees
  • The management of employee performance, absence and turnover
  • The management of employee grievance, discipline and dismissal

What Could I Do After Taking This Human Resources Course?

Work in human resources. HRM can be applied in any field and sector, from private to public and non-profit. After successfully completing this course, you could apply for roles such as Personnel Administrator or Human Resources Officer, making £30,000+*/year.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working in human resources you could take a step up the career ladder into management, and you may even be eligible for a pay increase.
Start your own business. If you want to work for yourself, you could start your own business providing recruitment services, policy planning and other areas of human resources management consulting.

*Source: Payscale.com, Dec 2012.

OUR PASS RATE
Business & HR (National Average 51.8%)
97.5%

Unit 1 Development of Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM, role and responsibilities, ambiguity and criticisms

Unit 2 Corporate and HR Strategy

  • Fit between HRM and wider business strategy, organisational structures, organisational culture corporate social responsibility

Unit 3  The Employment Environment

  • Human resource planning, changing labour market conditions, flexibility at work, role of trade unions

Unit 4 Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Determining requirements, sourcing job candidates, selection procedures

Unit 5 Integrating New Employees

  • Contract of employment, employee induction

Unit 6 Managing Performance

  • Performance management techniques, reward reviews

Unit 7 Managing Absence and Retention

  • Absence management techniques, strategies to reduce labour turnover

Unit 8 Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

  • Grievance and discipline procedures, the dismissal process

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Human Resource Management (HRM)

The people in an organisation are the core source of its competitive advantage. Few would deny this simple statement, and yet it has taken many years of research and studies to clarify the connection between the way people are managed and their level of contribution and commitment to the business. There is therefore, without doubt, a strong link between people management strategies and organisational performance.

The effective management and development of people at work is now accepted as the major factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful organisations, and is a key determinant of business growth and prosperity. Research findings have clarified the features of good people management practices that are associated with high performance and how these may be used to add value.

About Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the broad range of people management strategies that are implemented to match the needs of a business in achieving its corporate objectives. HRM treats the management of people as a high level strategic issue rather than solely an operational matter, but at the same time recognises (and indeed emphasises) that to be successful the responsibility for HRM lies not only with the human resource specialist but with all managers, supervisors and team leaders.

About Our HRM Course

This human resources course of study offers an introduction to the subject of HRM by explaining its origins and evolution and the role it can play in progressive thinking organisations.
The aims of the course are:

  • To provide an understanding of how the concept of HRM can raise individual performance levels in order to enhance and sustain competitive advantage
  • To provide a grounding in many key HRM practices and procedures

Those aims will be met specifically by achieving an understanding in the following areas:

  • The meaning of HRM and its development
  • The fit between HR strategy and the broader corporate strategy
  • The employment environment and human resource planning
  • The recruitment, selection and integration of new employees
  • The management of employee performance, absence and turnover
  • The management of employee grievance, discipline and dismissal

What Could I Do After Taking This Human Resources Course?

Work in human resources. HRM can be applied in any field and sector, from private to public and non-profit. After successfully completing this course, you could apply for roles such as Personnel Administrator or Human Resources Officer, making £30,000+*/year.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working in human resources you could take a step up the career ladder into management, and you may even be eligible for a pay increase.
Start your own business. If you want to work for yourself, you could start your own business providing recruitment services, policy planning and other areas of human resources management consulting.

*Source: Payscale.com, Dec 2012.

Modules

Unit 1 Development of Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM, role and responsibilities, ambiguity and criticisms

Unit 2 Corporate and HR Strategy

  • Fit between HRM and wider business strategy, organisational structures, organisational culture corporate social responsibility

Unit 3  The Employment Environment

  • Human resource planning, changing labour market conditions, flexibility at work, role of trade unions

Unit 4 Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Determining requirements, sourcing job candidates, selection procedures

Unit 5 Integrating New Employees

  • Contract of employment, employee induction

Unit 6 Managing Performance

  • Performance management techniques, reward reviews

Unit 7 Managing Absence and Retention

  • Absence management techniques, strategies to reduce labour turnover

Unit 8 Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

  • Grievance and discipline procedures, the dismissal process

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

OUR PASS RATE
Business & HR
97.5%
(National Average 51.8%)

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