Human resource management is the set of tasks managers undertake to effectively manage a company’s employees. Strategic human resource management is the process of connecting the human resource function in an organization to the strategic objectives of the organization in order to improve performance. There are two types of roles on a human resource management team: generalists and specialists. Human resource management also includes the processes of performance management and succession planning.
An effectively run organization needs to purposefully plan its human resource functions; this is executed by both human resource professionals and by line managers. This course discusses how human resource planning happens within an organization.