Human Resource Management

It's About People

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Human resources management is undergoing tremendous change. Whether the organization is public or private, large or small, or for-profit or non-profit, human resources is a job function that helps those organizations transform business goals and key objectives into successful outcomes. What does that mean?

People are at the heart of most organizations. From offering a service to making a product to helping the world to be a better place, those end results don’t happen without people. A human resource professional plays a critical role in making organizations run effectively by helping to manage and coordinate people resources.

Today, human resource professional might be responsible for are:

  • Recruitment, placement and orientation of employees;
  • Training and career development;
  • Management of compensation and benefit programs
  • Development of personnel policies and procedures.

What can you do with this major?

The number of HRM professionals is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years because of an increased awareness of the costs and benefits of effective human resource practices. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that jobs for HR, training, and labor relations managers and specialists will be increased by 22% between 2008 and 2018 (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition).

The HRM major prepares students for careers in management as:

 Employee Benefit Manager  HR Generalist
 Industrial Relations Representative  Job & Occupational Analyst
 Compensation Specialist  Employment & Placement Specialist
 International Human Resources Manager  Training & Development Specialist

Professional Organizations:

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
The world's largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)

International Public Management Association for Human Resources

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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