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Introduction to Human Resources (HR) leadership and HR management strategies

This introductory course will introduce the learner to ‘strategic HR’ as a key, value-adding function in the organization – helping it to achieve its business objectives. It will unpack key concepts from a strategic HR point of view, such as ‘ethics and governance’, ‘HR risk management’ and a ‘digital HR strategy’. Finally, it will consider the future of work and what a global HR strategy entails.

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Introduction to Human Resources (HR) leadership and HR management strategies

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Starts Oct 3

Introduction to Human Resources (HR) leadership and HR management strategies

This introductory course will introduce the learner to ‘strategic HR’ as a key, value-adding function in the organization – helping it to achieve its business objectives. It will unpack key concepts from a strategic HR point of view, such as ‘ethics and governance’, ‘HR risk management’ and a ‘digital HR strategy’. Finally, it will consider the future of work and what a global HR strategy entails.

Introduction to Human Resources (HR) leadership and HR management strategies
2 weeks
5–8 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archivedOpens in a new tab.
Starts Oct 3

About this course

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This course will offer a developmental opportunity to any working professional seeking to improve their understanding of Human Resources (HR) management strategies, and to develop their HR leadership skills.

For those already practicing in the HR field, the course will further introduce them to the strategic management application of the HR function.

The course will facilitate participants’ learning about key aspects that shapes today’s organizations and their leaders thinking around the future of their workforce. Dr Jacques Pienaar, a lecturer in Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University, will guide participants in exploring issues such as ‘ethics and governance’, ‘HR risk management’ and a ‘digital HR strategy’ from a strategic point of view. The course will further draw from academic and practitioner expertise to investigate evolving workplace trends, and how a global HR strategy can respond to these shifts.

Course participants will have the opportunity to engage with rich resources and case studies at their own pace but will also be able to learn from other professionals’ experiences and ideas by engaging in discussion forums.

At a glance

What you'll learn

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  • What a ‘strategic’ approach to HR management entails.
  • International approaches to HR competencies, and how to compare it to your context.
  • The importance of good HR ethics and governance, and its implications.
  • A strategic approach to HR risk management.
  • The implications of digitizing HR.
  • The impact of new technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on HR practices.
  • The pitfalls and pearls of a global HR strategy.

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