Crash Course in HRM

Learn the basics of Human Resources Management
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (1,681 ratings)
18,244 students
45min of on-demand video
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Basics of Human Resources Management


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This beginner-level course will introduce the basics of Human Resources Management (HRM). It is meant for both working professionals and college students, who have not received any formal business education. It has following five sections:

  1. Introduction to HRM

  2. Recruitment

  3. Selection

  4. Performance Evaluation

  5. Training & Development

In the first section, we will get to know the responsibilities of HRM professionals. We will understand the difference between HRM and Personnel Management. Finally, we will discuss the skills needed for HRM.

Second section is devoted to the recruitment process. We will understand how job analysis plays an important role in recruitment. We will see the pros and cons of the internal versus external hiring. We will delve into various channels for external sourcing. Our final consideration in this section will the costs involved in the recruitment.

In third section, we will examine six-step selection process.

In fourth section, we will understand the steps involved in designing performance appraisal process. We will discuss the issues with performance appraisal process. We will then delve into various methods of performance evaluation. Finally, we will learn how the performance issues should be handled.

In the final section, we will see how training & development professionals manage employee orientation, design training programs, and carry out career development programs.

Overall, this course will provide you the basics of HRM.

Some part of the content of this course is adapted from an open textbook titled "Human Resource Management" produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.

Happy Learning!

Who this course is for:

  • College students, Working professionals


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Shrikant Mulik
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
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  • 18,244 Students
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Shrikant Mulik is MBA from IIT Bombay and B.E. (Computer) from Mumbai University. He is pursuing PhD at NMIMS University. Shrikant is CEO of an edutech company called Vidyarjan Consulting Pvt Ltd. Earlier he worked at L&T Infotech for 18 years,  at NMIMS University for 18 months and at IIT Bombay for 360 days.

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