Ann Nevers is an exceptional instructor who not only provides excellent lessons, but responds to all discussion area notes in a timely manner. I hope Ann decides to add more classes as she has a wealth of knowledge to share with others, and is a terrific instructor!
Being new to HR, I found this course most helpful. It helped me to understand the HR functions and gave me guidance and ideas to bring into our program. I feel confident I can contribute successfully to my company.
Great class and excellent instructor! I learned so much in this class that my knowledge improved 100% on this subject.
Great course for an overview of Human Resource plus good tips on handling different aspects of the function such as hiring, developing/updating employee manuals, communications and benefits. Discussion area with instructor and other students was beneficial as a way to share ideas and learn from the experience of others.
I enjoyed the interaction that the classmates had with the instructor. I like the fact that we received a great deal of supplementary material that we can study further. Anne gave great feedback. I would definitely take another course led by her.
I enjoyed this course, it was the perfect length and covered all of the essentials in which I was looking for. The professor was excellent, her writing skills are exceptional, everyting was explained very clearly. I would strongly recommend this course!
I found this course to be highly informative and met my needs with a great deal of satisfaction. The instructor always responded to discussion on a timely basis and had a great deal of knowledge relating to the subject matter. I would highly recommend this course to others.
In my role as a Sales Manager I deal with the HR Function every day. The course really opened my eyes as to the Function. I gained some newfound skills from this course.
The course is packed with information that I can apply on my job immediately. Excellent course!
Course Code: res
Explore the roots of human resources, and see how the human resource function has evolved from trade guilds, through the industrial revolution, to modern times. Then take a look at the variety of vital activities that are frequently included in the human resources function.
Focus on preparing job advertisements and application forms, how to review and screen applications, conduct interviews, and verify information to ensure that it's correct. Then look at each part of the interview—from how to set it up and what approach to take to rating the person after the interview.
Traditionally, many companies simply run a classified job ad when they need a new employee, but in this lesson, we'll explore other alternatives that may be equally effective in recruiting especially in competitive job markets. Then analyze job satisfaction and the factors that keep employees happy.
Explore both moral and legal rights and how they can be used to benefit employees. You'll also take a look at what to do if an employee complains that either moral or legal rights are not being protected. Then examine laws that govern union-management interactions, prohibit discrimination, set wage and hour requirements, and set benefit and safety standards.
In this lesson, you'll take a look at policy manuals—what they should include, what policies are most common, and what you should do to ensure that your policies comply with the law. Then focus on the need for effective communication programs at work and how to implement them.
Take a look at common employment benefits such as insurance and retirement. We'll cover how to put together a benefit package, and options for including free benefits that are attractive to employees. Finally, take a look at eight habits that successful human resources professionals adopt. You'll leave with the insight and ability to achieve excellence at work!
With a law degree and masters in health law, Ann Nevers is involved in dispute resolution in areas of business, employment, and health care. She regularly teaches courses in business law, employment law, dispute resolution, and health care. She has published a number of academic articles, edited legal manuals, and written chapters on employment, dispute resolution, and health care topics. She has industry experience as a director of a regional corporation.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.