Human Resource Management
Have you always had a knack for communicating with and relating to a wide range of people? Do you have excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to ‘see both sides’? Are you a good listener who wants to ‘make a difference’ in an organisation? Then studying HRM may be a great choice for you.
Human resource managers are advocates for both the company and the people who work for it. Consequently, a good human resource manager performs a constant balancing act to meet all parties’ needs successfully.
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the managing of people within organisations in order to optimise their performance for the greater good of the organisation. HRM studies focus on people-related policies and systems, and are also concerned with change in organisations and industrial relations. Talent management, employee development and motivation, and compensation are also key aspects of HRM.
HRM professionals focus on all areas relating to the workforce of an organisation, be it a business, government or non-profit body. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and motivating of staff (talent management). They consult with top executives on strategic planning, and serve as a link between an organisation's management and its employees (industrial relations).
HRM graduates have many career choices. You can stay a generalist and climb the career ladder into a management role, or specialise in the aspects of the career you like best. Careers include human resource management, industrial relations management, training and development, recruitment and talent management and consulting. HRM specialists are employed in every industry and across all sectors.