In our previous post, we shared some of the top free learning resources for beginner and advanced human resources professionals. Below, we outline some of the best online courses you can take to improve your knowledge and skills in strategic human resource management.
General HR strategy and management
Lynda (Catherine Mattice Zundel) | 55 minutes | Paid course
HR expert Catherine Mattice defines the components of strategic HR planning, including assessing current needs, forecasting the future, and supporting the overall organizational strategy and vision.
Lynda (Wayne Cascio) | 56 minutes | Paid course
In this course, HR expert Wayne Cascio provides a comprehensive guide to the field of human resources, from attracting, interviewing, and hiring candidates to establishing a pay strategy and creating systems for internal training, development, and performance management.
Alison | 1-2 hours | Free certificate
Lessons examine the various functions of HRM in organizations including responsibilities and objectives, the employment cycle, job analysis, recruitment and selection, and performance appraisal as well as employee relations and managing change within the workplace.
Alison | 10-15 hours | Free certificate
This course will help you better understand recruitment, selection and appraisal processes, gain knowledge of different cultures and ethics, manage change within an organization, and demonstrate the best ways to manage employees.
New Jersey Institute of Technology | 26 video lectures | No certificate
Covers basic HR concepts including recruitment, selection, EEO, training, labour relations, and human resources information systems. HRM practices in technology-based firms are studied in detail. Available on iTunes only.
Coursera (University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School) | 2-3 hrs/week | Paid certificate
Based on their popular course at Wharton, this course will teach you how to motivate individual performance and design reward systems, how to design jobs and organize work for high performance, how to make sound management decisions, and how to design and change your organization’s architecture.
Coursera (University of Minnesota) | 4 weeks (4-5 hrs/week) | Paid certificate
This course provides a foundation for developing your ability to skilfully manage employees by illustrating alternative human resource management (HRM) strategies, introducing the importance of the legal context, and thinking about what motivates employees.
MIT | Lecture notes only | No certificate
This course is about both the design and execution of human resource management strategies. Learn how to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing an organization’s human assets, and what really needs to be done to implement these policies to achieve a competitive advantage.
In our next post, we’ll delve into free online courses you can take that are related to recruiting and hiring.