Five Strategies You’ll Learn from Our Online HR Management Program

By University of Arkansas Grantham January 24, 2017

Human resources managers are important for the success of any business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “They oversee the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.”1 Without human resources, there could be a disconnect between a business’ executives and the employees. For human resources managers to be great at their jobs, though, it’s important to earn a degree to develop the necessary knowledge and skills. An online HR management degree could be a great way to learn those skills without the inconvenience of trying to fit the traditional classroom education into your schedule.

Here are five strategies you can expect to learn from UA Grantham’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management degree:

1. Recruiting

In a survey conducted by the world’s leading staffing service, the Robert Half OfficeTeam, 36 percent of respondents, consisting of HR professionals, claimed the biggest challenge they face in human resources is recruitment and identifying the right job applicant.

If you are considering pursing a human resources management career, your program should focus on teaching effective recruiting strategies. Bringing on new employees can determine the future of a company. Recruiting the right kind of employees is in the hands of human resources managers.

At UA Grantham, one of the learning outcomes for our online HR management program is for graduates to be able to implement strategies for recruiting.

2. Labor Relations

Labor relations is an important aspect of human resources and cannot be overlooked. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “Some experts note that globalization has increased the need for HR professionals to learn more about labor relations. Labor relations practices differ around the world. As companies enter new overseas markets, they need to assess and understand those practices.”2

Make sure you are a competitive job candidate by entering the workforce with a strong understanding of labor relations practices and strategies.

3. Interviewing

A job interview is not only an opportunity for a company to determine whether a job candidate is suitable for the position, but also an opportunity for the job candidate to evaluate a company. As HR manager, it is your responsibility to highlight the advantages of working for you. At UA Grantham, our online HR management program will focus on strategies for interviewing, so the best candidates don’t slip away, unsure of why they should choose your position over others.

4. Compensation

Compensation is one aspect of work that directly impacts every single employee. And as HR manager, you must ensure that compensation is appropriate.

“At the intersection of business objectives and recruitment is a strong compensation strategy,” stated PayScale’s HR expert, Tess Taylor. “It’s what makes an organization stand out among the competition.”3

Successful companies know how important having a compensation strategy is and will expect their HR manager to be able to successfully determine and implement one that balances the company’s bottom line with the ability to recruit and keep the best talent.

5. Strategic Planning

Business owners have a vision for where they want their company to be in a given period of time. So, how do these companies make their visions a reality? With strategic planning. Our online HR management program focuses on the role strategic planning plays in driving a company to success. Recruiting, labor relations, interviewing and compensation are all important aspects of strategic planning , so the skills and knowledge of an HR manager are essential to the process. For a company to attract, keep and motivate dedicated employees, a lot of planning and coordinating is required.

Earn Your Online HR Management Degree

Prepare for your administrative or management career in the human resources field with our online Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management. This IACBE-accredited program will teach you the theories, principles, practices and skills you need to take your HR career to the next level.

Plus, coursework for this online HR management program has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. We also offer two human resources certification programs: the Human Resources Certificate and the Human Resources (Graduate) Certificate.

If you are ready to take the first step toward your HR management career, then contact us today!

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