HR Fundamentals: Human Resources 101

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Course features
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Course Length: 6 minutes
  • Series: HR Fundamentals
  • Video Length: 3.75 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Job Requirement Checklist for HR Professionals
Course overview
This micro course offers an introduction to the primary role and functions of the HR department. You’ll discover what human resources management means, what HR professionals do, and why effective HR operations are essential to every business’s success.
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course learning objectives
  • Examine what HR is and why it's important
  • Identify 5 critical functions of the HR department
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

A beginner's guide to human resources (HR)

"Human Resources 101" starts with the concept that people are a company's most valuable resource. That’s why it’s so important that you invest in the happiness, development, and success of your people. A human resources (HR) department helps a company reach their organizational objectives through their workforce. You'll examine the need to have people who share the same mission and core values as your business to thrive.
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Skills you'll learn in this course

Human Resources Compliance

Business Operations

Human Resources Administration

Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author