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Become a better manager of people. Develop strategies and skills for hiring, managing performance, and rewarding employees with this Human Resource Management - HR for People Managers offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Minnesota.
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Overview

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 Human Resource Management - HR for People Managers offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Minnesota 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding alternative approaches to managing human resources and appreciating the diversity of factors that motivate workers
  • Applying best practices for hiring and rewarding employees, and for managing employee performance
  • Avoiding key mistakes in (mis)managing human resources

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 5 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 5 months to complete
      • Suggested 6 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparing to Manage Human Resources
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Managing Employee Compensation
  • Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers

Details on Coursera Plus:

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • The ideal learner will have at least two years of college experience, but college experience is not required. Work experience is not necessary.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

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