Now that you’ve read through Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post series on Free HR Learning Resources, we’ve put together a list of even more HR courses you can take online to upgrade your skills and stay on the pulse of the HR industry.

Recruiting and hiring

Performance-Based Hiring

Lynda (Lou Adler) | 1 hr 14 minutes | Paid course

In this course, Lou Adler, CEO and founder of the Adler Group, explains performance-based hiring, an end-to-end, four-step process for hiring top talent.

Hiring Your Team

Lynda (Cindy Mayer) | 1 hr 14 minutes | Paid course

In this course, veteran talent director and author Cindy Mayer shows how to prepare for and conduct employee interviews in person, over the phone, and with video-conferencing tools.

Modern Human Resource Management – Recruitment and Selection Process

Saylor Foundation | 2-3 hours | Free course with paid certificate

This free course will be of great interest to all HRM professionals and managers who want to learn more about modern human resource selection and recruitment procedures, and to all learners who are interested in HRM as a career.

Strategies for Recruiters

Lynda (Barbara Bruno) | 1 hr 56 minutes | Paid course

In this course, veteran external recruiter and trainer, Barbara Bruno, focuses on strategies for becoming a great external recruiter.

Recruiting Fundamentals

Lynda (Barbara Bruno) | 2 hrs 24 minutes | Paid course

Barbara outlines recruiting best practices, such as how to embrace attitudes and expectations for success, how to best use your time, and how to overcome common objections from employers and candidates.

Recruiting, Hiring and Onboarding Employees

Coursera (University of Minnesota) | 4 weeks (3-5 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

This course explores the importance of linking recruitment goals with overall company strategy. We then look at a number of options to recruit and select employees both effectively and legally.

Onboarding, retention, and performance management

Managing Diversity

Lynda (Catherine Mattice Zundel) | 36 minutes | Paid course

Using real case studies and examples, HR consultant Catherine Mattice Zundel helps you create a strategic plan to support diversity and inclusion in your workplace. She also teaches you how to manage a diverse workforce.

Running Company Onboarding

Lynda (Jeff Toister) | 43 minutes | Paid course

In this course, HR professional Jeff Toister shows how to build a successful company-wide onboarding program.

Coaching and Developing Employees

Lynda (Lisa Gates) | 1 hr 5 minutes | Paid course

Learn the benefits of developing your team and helping employees build their skills in ways that transform and empower them to do more productive and engaging work.

Performance Review Fundamentals

Lynda (Todd Dewett) | 2 hrs 20 minutes | Paid course

In this course, Todd Dewett, PhD, shows managers how to conduct effective performance reviews, explaining how to set appropriate goals, gather feedback, write the formal review, and conduct effective meetings with employees.

Managing Employee Compensation

Coursera (University of Minnesota) | 4 weeks (2-4 hours per week) | Paid certificate

This course covers how to pay employees and translates that pay strategy into the pay mix: the salary structure, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, and benefits that are aligned with your business objectives.

Managing Employee Performance

Coursera (University of Minnesota) | 4 weeks (3-5 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

This course covers the skills and key processes you will need to develop your employees to attain departmental and organizational goals. This includes setting clear expectations, providing positive and corrective feedback, and delivering an effective performance appraisal.

Organizational behaviour

People and Organisations

MIT | Lecture notes only | No certificate

This course examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists, engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today’s major challenges facing the management profession.

Organizational Behaviour: Managing People

Coursera (IESE Business School) | 4 weeks (2-3 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their managerial skills by gaining insight into the basic pillars of organizational behaviour. No prior business or organizational behaviour experience is necessary.

Skill development and personal growth

Negotiation and Conflict Management

MIT | Lecture notes only | No certificate

A wealth of resources for anyone interested in teaching or learning about negotiation.

Rewarding Team Members

Lynda (Todd Dewett) | 17 minutes | Paid course

In this short course, join author Todd Dewett in discussing the three principles of effectively rewarding employees: making sure rewards are earned, unique, and timely.

Achieve More in Less Time Using SMART Goals

Udemy (Dr. Richard Feenstra) | 31 minutes | Free certificate

Learn how to use a proven goal setting approach to increase your productivity, leadership and management skills.

Setting Team and Employee Goals

Lynda (Mike Figliuolo)  | 1 hour 9 minutes | Paid course

This course helps you set employee goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Using the SMART framework, learn how to develop goals that are achievable and appropriate to your employees’ roles.

Communicate Like a Leader: How to Get People to Listen

Udemy (Ozan Dagdeviren) | 2.5 hours | Paid course

Learn how to inspire, influence, motivate and gain followers to realize your true leadership potential.

Business Strategy

Coursera (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) | 4 weeks (4-6 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

In this course, you’ll learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for a sustainable competitive advantage.

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility

EdX (Université Catholique de Louvain) | 6 weeks (4-6 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? What does it mean, and what does it involve? Do stakeholders really care, and if they do, how should companies communicate with them? This course explores why CSR is a crucial driving force of a revolution in business.

The future workplace

Managing Transformations in Work, Organizations, and Society

MIT | Lecture notes only | No certificate

This course focuses on skills managers need to adapt to current sweeping changes in the nature of work and the workforce, in business organizations and their roles in society, and in the institutions that interact with work, particularly the labour market, community and family-centred groups.

How to Hire, Retain, and Grow Top Millennial Talent

Lynda (Lisa Earle & Elizabeth McLeod) | 26 minutes | Paid course

This course addresses the challenges of hiring, retaining, and growing millennial talent.

How to Handle Workplace Bullying

Lynda (Catherine Mattice Zundel) | 1 hr 7 minutes | Paid course

In this course, workplace bullying expert Catherine Mattice Zundel helps HR professionals, leaders, managers, and supervisors put a stop to workplace bullying.

Human Resources in the On-Demand Economy

Lynda (Wayne Cascio) | 1 hr 7 minutes | Paid course

Companies like Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new type of labour force where the terms “employee” and “employer” take on new meaning. To fill these on-demand jobs, HR departments need to become proficient at recruiting and managing a pool of rotating outside workers.

Developing Executive Presence

Lynda (John Ullmen) | 1 hr 24 minutes | Paid course

In this course, John Ullmen, PhD, a professor from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, shares key research insights and step-by-step methods he uses to coach leaders around the world to develop an executive presence.

Business Writing Strategies

Lynda (Judy Steiner-Williams) | 1 hr 59 minutes | Paid course

In this course, Kelley School of Business instructor Judy Steiner-Williams helps you determine how to write for a specific business purpose.

Creating Meaning for Employees

Alison (Stanford) | 1-2 hours | Paid certificate

This course will help you understand why the culture of a business is important, how to create a meaningful culture for employees; the importance of alignment, and how it can motivate employees.

The New HR: 21st Century Talent Management

Udemy (Josh Bersin) | 19 hours | Paid course

Learn about the challenges and opportunities of modern human resources (HR) and how to attract and retain the best people.

People Analytics

Coursera (University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School) | 4 weeks (1-2 hrs/week) | Paid certificate

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how and when hard data is used to make soft-skill decisions about hiring and talent development so that you can position yourself as a strategic partner in your company’s talent management decisions.

Now that you’ve reviewed parts one, two and three of this blog post series, take a look at our final blog post highlighting our recommended HR podcasts and webinars.

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