An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course Details

DATE: April 10th - March 15th

TIME:  6:00pm - 9:00pm on Wednesdays

DURATION: 11 months

CLASS MODE OF DELIVERY: Online Classroom Zoom



Programme Schedule

The programme will run from April 10th to May 15th, meeting Wednesdays 6:00 to 7:30 pm in a virtual classroom.


This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, and practices in human resource management. Through this course, participants will learn about the role of HRM in organizational success, including topics such as recruitment, selection, training, performance management, and employee relations. Additionally, participants will explore key legal and ethical considerations in HRM, as well as emerging trends and challenges in the field. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to HR functions within organizations.


The course would include individuals at various stages of their careers, such as recent graduates seeking foundational knowledge in HR, professionals transitioning into HR roles from other fields, and current HR practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of key concepts and practices. The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of human resource management, covering topics such as recruitment, training, performance management, and employee relations, while also addressing legal and ethical considerations in HRM. Overall, participants will gain essential skills and knowledge to effectively navigate the complexities of HRM within diverse organizational contexts.

Programme Description

Introduction to Human Resource Management offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and practices in HRM. Participants will explore topics such as recruitment, selection, training, performance management, and employee relations, gaining insights into the role of HRM in organizational success. The course covers key legal and ethical considerations in HRM and addresses emerging trends and challenges in the field. Through engaging lectures, case studies, and discussions, participants will develop essential skills andknowledge to excel in HR roles within diverse organizational contexts.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid foundation in HR principles and practices, equipped with the knowledge and skills to support HR functions, comply with legal requirements, and contribute to the development of a motivated and high-performing workforce. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and real-world applications, HR Assistants will be prepared to tackle the challenges of modern HR management and play a pivotal role in their organization's success.

Programme Structure

1. Introduction to Human Resources:

  • Understanding the role of HR in organizations
  • Overview of HR functions and how they contribute to organizational success

2. Recruitment and Selection:

  • Fundamentals of job analysis and design
  • Best practices for recruitment and effective interviewing techniques
  • Introduction to applicant tracking systems and recruitment software

3. Employee Onboarding and Development:

  • Designing an effective onboarding process
  • Basics of training and development programs
  • Techniques for fostering employee engagement and retention

4. Performance Management:

  • Overview of performance management processes
  • Setting objectives and conducting performance reviews
  • Introduction to feedback and coaching methods

5. Compensation and Benefits:

  •  Understanding job evaluation and pay structures
  •  Basics of benefits administration and compliance

6. Labour Law and Ethics:

  • Key legislation affecting employment relationships
  •  Ethical considerations in HR practices

7. Health, Safety, and Well-being:

  • Principles of workplace health and safety
  • Initiatives for promoting employee well-being

8. Diversity and Inclusion:

  •  Importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Strategies for building an inclusive culture

9. HR Technology and Data Management:

  • Introduction to HR Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Basics of data privacy and security in HR

10.Professional Development for HR Assistants:

  • Building effective communication skills
  • Time management and organizational skills for HR professionals
  • Pathways for career advancement in HR

Completion Requirements

At least 80% attendance and corresponding participation in class activities, completion of 80% of assignments, and participants will undergo assessments to gauge their understanding of thematerial and its practical application.

Course Credential

Participants who successfully complete the programme will earn a micro-credential pegged at the CARICOM Qualifications Framework Level 4 and will be issued with a Certificate from the University of the Southern Caribbean indicating the programme title, CQF level, the number of professional development hours and the overall letter grade. They will also be issued with atranscript showing the module completed.

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Registration Process

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  • RBC Royal Bank Account Number: 1000-040-102-13404
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  • Beneficiary: University of the Southern Caribbean
  • Beneficiary Address: Maracas Royal Road, St. Joseph
  • Beneficiary Account Number: 1000 180 103 16573
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