About this Specialization

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Do you have people reporting to you that need managing? Or perhaps you want to consider a career in human resources? Or freshen up your HR knowledge? This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management. The specialization begins with a foundational course that considers alternative approaches to managing human resources, provides a background to the U.S. legal context in which employees are hired, fired, rewarded, and managed, and outlines the different reasons that people are motivated to work. The remaining three courses tackle three core areas that all managers should understand: hiring employees, evaluating their performance, and rewarding them. Throughout the courses, an accessible, scientific approach is embraced such that best practices and practical tips are informed by research, but presented in accessible, applied ways. Upon completing the specialization, learners will have a deeper understanding of what works in the workplace, including a toolkit of best practices for hiring, managing, and rewarding employees. The specialization will be valuable for managers and entrepreneurs taking on these responsibilities as well as anyone else interested in the fundamental principles of human resource management. The Capstone Project will provide an opportunity to apply this knowledge to a real situation, including your own organization or work unit if desired.
Learner Career Outcomes
51%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
16%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
51%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
16%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Preparing to Manage Human Resources

4.8
stars
5,509 ratings
1,529 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees

4.7
stars
2,491 ratings
609 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing Employee Performance

4.7
stars
1,604 ratings
386 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Managing Employee Compensation

4.7
stars
1,201 ratings
284 reviews

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University of Minnesota

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