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Preparing to Manage Human Resources, University of Minnesota

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469 reviews

About this Course

One way or another, all employees are managed. But approaches to managing employees varying from employee-to-employee, job-to-job, manager-to-manager, organization-to-organization, and country-to-country. This course provides a foundation for developing your own approach to skillfully managing employees by illustrating alternative human resource management (HRM) strategies, introducing the importance of the legal context, and thinking about what motivates employees. This will then give you the factual and conceptual basis for developing specific, critical HRM skills in subsequent courses on hiring employees, managing performance, and rewarding employees. Don't know anything about HRM? That's OK! Leave this course with a new-found understanding of the range of options available for managing employees, a grasp of what makes workers tick, and the readiness to develop your own HRM skills....

Top reviews


Mar 21, 2018

Excellent course structure, very clear and concise material, John Budd is teaching in a fun way, which helped me understand the syllabus, with short questions to help me think and not too long videos.


Jan 15, 2019

This course has an outstanding wealth of information for new people entering the Human Resources arena. I also recommend it to others that want to brush up on knowledge and skills of the HR industry.

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By Payal Herenj

Mar 23, 2019

Very interesting course with details on HR practices.

By Maher Ali Maher Farghly

Mar 22, 2019

covers a very good knowledge to enter the human resourses feild


Mar 18, 2019

it is a great course

By Charlene Simard

Mar 13, 2019

Very important information. A good base for our study of HR.

By Srijana Bagale

Mar 13, 2019

Amazing course and amazing prof

thank you for the learning opportunity

By Ma Weena Tambanillo

Mar 12, 2019

Thank you Professor Budd! This introductory course is very motivating and I am confident to finish this specialization with an in-depth knowledge in human resource. This could lead me to figure out my future career path!

By Pamela Coello Morales-Bermúdez

Mar 11, 2019

I really enjoyed this course, because it gives you in a very friendly way, the foundation for this HR Management Specialization, the teacher was really nice and the information they give you is very useful!

By Dipan Barai

Mar 10, 2019

This is a very comprehensive course for the HR learners. It is designed so well that, People from any background can understand this.

By Pedro Colen Cardoso

Mar 09, 2019

I think the part with the US Laws were a little overwhelming for non-US students

By Obianuju Ajaegbu

Mar 07, 2019

absolutely worth it