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Challenges in Human Resource Management

Reflect on the challenges in HR management, leadership and the effect of globalisation on talent management.

Challenges in Human Resource Management
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
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Address the skills needed to succeed in an HR career

Are you aspiring to start an HR career or are you a line manager looking for guidance? On this course, you will learn more about the challenges of HR management in today’s world.

Over two weeks, you will cover a range of topics that will boost your understanding of the skills you’ll need to succeed in your HR career. You will discover challenges in HR like leadership and the effect of globalisation on talent management.

You will reflect on the world of work and the future of employment while addressing some of the challenges you will experience in your own role.

What topics will you cover?

  • Contemporary challenges of HR practice
  • Developing leadership through HR
  • Management and leadership
  • Globalisation and Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Managing the self-directed worker

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Analyse and reflect on critical challenges for HR practices
  • Explore how leadership is a challenge for HR practice
  • Explore how globalisation is a challenge for HR practice

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone at the beginning of their HR career or a line management position.

Who will you learn with?

Charles Barthold

Charles Barthold

Charles is a Lecturer in Management (Open University). He has extensive experience in teaching on topics related to Organisation Studies. He completed his PHD at the University of Leicester.

Konstantinos Samiotis

Konstantinos Samiotis

Konstantinos is a lecturer of Online Education Leadership and Management at the OU. He is intrigued by online education challenges and has developed expertise of online pedagogies and technologies.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

  • Established1969
  • LocationMilton Keynes, UK
  • World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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