About This Course

The people in an organisation are the core source of its competitive advantage. Few would deny this simple statement, and yet it has taken many years of research and studies to clarify the connection between the way people are managed and their level of contribution and commitment to the business. There is therefore, without doubt, a strong link between people management strategies and organisational performance.

The effective management and development of people at work is now accepted as the major factor that differentiates between successful and unsuccessful organisations, and is a key determinant of business growth and prosperity. Research findings have clarified the features of good people management practices that are associated with high performance and how these may be used to add value.

About Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the broad range of people management strategies that are implemented to match the needs of a business in achieving its corporate objectives. HRM treats the management of people as a high level strategic issue rather than solely an operational matter, but at the same time recognises (and indeed emphasises) that to be successful the responsibility for HRM lies not only with the human resource specialist but with all managers, supervisors and team leaders.


Unit 1 Development of Human Resource Management

  • Evolution of HRM, role and responsibilities, ambiguity and criticisms

Unit 2 Corporate and HR Strategy

  • Fit between HRM and wider business strategy, organisational structures, organisational culture corporate social responsibility

Unit 3  The Employment Environment

  • Human resource planning, changing labour market conditions, flexibility at work, role of trade unions

Unit 4 Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Determining requirements, sourcing job candidates, selection procedures

Unit 5 Integrating New Employees

  • Contract of employment, employee induction

Unit 6 Managing Performance

  • Performance management techniques, reward reviews

Unit 7 Managing Absence and Retention

  • Absence management techniques, strategies to reduce labour turnover

Unit 8 Employee Grievance, Discipline and Dismissal

  • Grievance and discipline procedures, the dismissal process


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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