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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees by University of Minnesota

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About the Course

Finding and hiring the right people is often cited as the number one concern of businesses today. It seems we are all competing for the best and brightest workers. As you will see in our time together in the second course, a critical component of the People Manager Value Proposition is to hire talented people who enable the organization to achieve its strategic goals. This course is an introduction into the topic of recruitment, selection and onboarding. At the outset of the course we will explore the importance of linking recruitment goals with overall company strategy. We then look at a number of options to recruit and select employees both effectively and legally. Throughout the course we will examine current issues in talent acquisition, such as how companies are now leveraging social media and hiring analytics to ensure better quality hires. At the conclusion of the course, we look at how to onboard employees to promote employee commitment and engagement....

Top reviews


Nov 25, 2020

Great course to learn the theoretical background of HR management through practical applications. I highly recommend this course. Thank you all for the immense support provided throughout the course.


Sep 7, 2017

It was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire bit of this course. Very interactive. Took a lot from this course. Very happy. Hoping to enroll for more courses in future. Thanks once again Coursera.

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By Paul F J Y

May 8, 2020

Lectures and materials are virtually perfect. However, there was an assignment where students' writing quality - language are graded for as well. In my opinion, it is not completely fair to do that in a peer graded system as who is to say the student grading another's language use is competent enough to do so. Other than that, it is all good!

By Tosin A

Dec 12, 2019

It was an enjoyable learning experience and I obtained valuable knowledge on the subject matter, however, I found the quizzes problematic. A couple of questions I believe were not covered in the videos were asked and it appeared as though the question were set with an intent to confuse the examinee at times.

I enjoyed the onboarding section.

By Josh G

May 6, 2019

Very useful course, particularly for those who have never been involved in recruitment and hiring. I have experience in the area so some the course was about things that I was already comfortable with and knew but this doesn't detract from the fact that for beginners in the field it is very comprehensive.

By Sylvana A

Apr 16, 2018

Content was excellent but I got a bit distracted by the difference in volumes in consecutive videos (some i could barely hear, some were a lot louder) and cutting off before a video ended, mostly in the first 3 modules.

Besides that the information shared by Amy and Stacy was very interesting and useful.

By Akshita G

Sep 28, 2020

This course is really help me alot for understanding the deep knowledge about hiring, recruiting and selection, onboarding employees. Finding the right people for the right position is very important in the organization.Lecturer stacy and amy is amazing faculty and explain every topic very nicely.

By Inacine D

May 8, 2023

While I learned a lot. The videos had poor audio quality. There were no specific instructions for the quizzes and sometimes the quiz (test) was before I completed the video lecture. There were a lot of repetitions which made the course pretty boring and seemed long.

By Anna Z

Aug 13, 2020

This course is a nice first introduction to hiring an onboarding processes. I really enjoyed the first two weeks, but on the third week the quality of the videos decreased, there were long pauses. I’d also love to see more cases or real-life examples

By Kyle B

Jul 30, 2019

Amy wasn't my favorite instructor. Her videos were too long and full of poor edits, dead air, and were repeating the same concepts adding to the time of each presentation and were missing some content that would be referred to later on in the course.

By Gina V

Nov 17, 2017

Some audio (different volumes in same video) and visual inconsistencies were a bit distracting, as well as tech glitches (going automatically to next component often didn't work and repeated).

Mostly interesting and relevant content and suggestions!

By Jay K

Dec 28, 2016

Prof. Falink's videos had some editing and sound issues; in-video questions were poorly placed; quizzes had some ambiguous or misleading questions (3 stars); Prof. Doepner-Hove's project was a great way to apply everything learned (+1 star).

By Katia P

Aug 11, 2021

Me gustó mucho este curso en general. Los videos son interesantes, los contenidos están muy bien abordados y son explicados con claridad. Los cuestionarios van acorde a las temáticas trabajadas en cada módulo. ¡Muy buenas expositoras!

By Zsolt A H

May 10, 2020

I liked it. Only thing that the other learners upset me because they graded my portfolio without no sense and no opinion from which I can learn, without name. I think this is not fair. But the course is super with lot of examples.

By Nan L

Mar 14, 2018

The course content is great but something could be improved:

1.The voice volume changes during a video;

2.There is a mistake in a Quiz that has been there for long;

3.There are some unnecessary pause (1-2 seconds) during the course.

By Aastha J

Aug 28, 2020

This is a very well designed and well structured course. I learnt a lot from it. I think I would have preferred a group discussion with fellow students and the instructor as that would enable us to bounce ideas off each other.

By Needhika

Apr 19, 2020

Very intuitive course.

Only thing I expected more was our assignments could have been graded by professionals, their comments would have given use insights on what and were we are lagging or things we haven't understood.


Jul 12, 2020

The course is really great and informative but while I was taking notes I realised that it had repetitive points in few modules. The rest was fantastic. Also thanks for the links that were shared throughout the course.

By huda h

Feb 27, 2018

Very helpful, full of experience, I just need Miss Amy to change the record in her office, I had some difficulties to understand, as the sound of the record and the quality while she was talking was not good.

By Oliver S

Mar 8, 2022

It should have readings or show more strategies on how to do a better onboarding. A weak point of all the course. Every week have websites to lear more but the part of recruiting and onboarding no.

By Madalena M V M P

Jul 31, 2022

I loved being involved on this course, as I participate in interview I now have a better understanding how HR and Manager should behave, questions to ask and how to prepare a better on boarding.

By Luka D

May 19, 2023

A solid course to introduce recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. While the facts were all well and good, the presentation style was lacking as opposed to the first course in this specialization.

By Steven M

Apr 23, 2018

A lot of really great information that can be used practically in the work place. I would recommend this course to both people that are new to this field of HR, and those that want a refresher.

By Shubham M

May 6, 2020

The unannounced pop-up questions were not needed. It somehow distracted me in couple of occasions. The Course is very well designed and narrated, especially the Recruitment and Selection part.

By Ashish S

Aug 2, 2021

Some required solid theoretical foundations in Recruiting and Hiring. I didn't know that Onboarding has its own vast domain. Appreciations to both my instructors, Amy and Stacey.


Aug 12, 2021

It was a good course. I would have liked to see more about the different metodologies for the recruiting. For example about the psychotechnical tests, assessment center etc

By Kristine R

Apr 1, 2019

The material is very useful and study material is good, although the awkward silences and abruptions in videos are not helpful to follow up study material shared in videos.