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Become an HR Manager

A career in human resources management is focused around people skills – whether it’s recruiting and developing staff, overseeing strategy or managing the HR department. Start your HR career with short online human resources courses from top universities.

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What skills do you need to become an HR manager?

  • Policy

    An HR manager will need to have a strong understanding of human resources policy, and the legal issues around recruitment and staffing a company.

  • Organisation

    HR professionals keep track of vast amounts of personal information, including contracts, calendars and companies' personnel strategies.

  • Relationships

    Working in HR, you'll build relationships with people across all levels, and trusted to deal with personal information such as salaries and grievances.

  • Understanding

    Empathy and understanding are key as you’ll be working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and with different needs.

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What do people say about these HR courses?

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Maria
Learner on Intercultural Communication

What a fabulous course and the topic is so relevant for today's workplace that is full of change and diversity. So much excellent advice to be found here! Thank you again to the providers and FutureLearn and fellow learners.

Karen
Learner on How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

The benefits of taking an HR manager course online with FutureLearn

Learn flexibly online, for free

Develop valuable skills with an HR management course. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

Upgrade for tests and Certificates

Upgrade your course to get unlimited access, take tests and prove what you’ve learnt with a Certificate of Achievement.

Meet HR management experts

Learn with experts from top universities and business schools. Network with HR managers all over the world.