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Principles of Human Resource Management

My Distance Learning College


Every business is made up of people, the human resources of the business. How effectively those human resources are managed will have a major impact on how successful the business becomes.

Indeed in many industries, the quality of the human resources, how effectively they work together and how well they are trained and developed, can be the major factor in maintaining the competitiveness and profitability of the business.

It follows then that the study of human resource management (HRM) is a vital part of the business and the ability to manage people effectively is a key skill requirement for the effective business manager. The process is a complex one.

Partly this complexity stems from the fact that one is dealing with people, with all the inevitable variation in skills, personalities, attitudes and behaviors which this implies. HRM is further complicated by the major changes we are experiencing in technologies, in patterns of trade and business and the need for businesses and their employees to respond quickly if they are to remain competitive.

The need for all managers to have competence in HRM is becoming inescapable. Increasingly as organizations become flatter, with fewer layers of management, line managers are playing an increasingly important role in the management of people.

This course is designed to help you understand these issues and begin to acquire some of the knowledge and skills required for effective management of people.

This course covers topics such as:

  • Introduction to HRM
  • The Changing Nature of Work
  • Employee Researching - planning and recruitment
  • Employee Researching - selection
  • Performance Management
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Development
  • Reward Management
  • HRM and Business Objectives


Principles of Human Resource Management Diploma

Principles of Human Resource Management Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9471
cost $445.00
estimated time to
complete course
144 Hours
course materials
365 Days