Introduction to Human Resources

Introduction to Human Resources

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Updated Feb 03, 2021

Human resources is the set of the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, industry, or economy. A narrower concept is human capital, the knowledge which the individuals embody. Similar terms include manpower, labor, personnel, associates or simply people.

A human-resources department (HR department) of an organization performs human resource management, overseeing various aspects of employment, such as compliance with labor law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, organizing of employees files with the required documents for future reference, and some aspects of recruitment (also known as talent acquisition) and employee offboarding.

This introductory Human Resource Management course, run over one module, will be of particular interest to staff that have recently been appointed to either a human resource role or department. The course has been designed to incorporate current best practice in Human Resource Management and recent developments in employment legislation.