Introduction to the HR Management Profession

What does an HR manager do, how do they help the business, and why can't you do without them? Advantages and prospects of the profession


What you will get:

You will learn about HR professionals' traits and the essential skills needed for those interested in this career
You will get recommendations on how an HR manager can develop soft skills
You will consider the benefits and features of the HR management profession
You will understand how a manager with no experience can gain the trust of colleagues and management and accelerate career growth in HR
You will get a ready-made roadmap for HR development

About this course

Working in the HR department is a dynamic and exciting activity. It is not only about recruiting employees and reviewing resumes. This online course will help you see for yourself. Do you want to learn more about HR, but there is little structured and accessible information on the Internet? Do you need to understand whether the HR manager profession is right for you and whether you have enough skills? You will find all the answers to your questions in our course. You will be guided through a step-by-step approach to becoming a professional and receive a plan for future development. You will be able to learn the basic terms of the HR sphere. You will understand the complexities of the work of an HR manager. You will also consider the profession's pros and cons to see if it's right for you. This course will help you understand what an ideal HR manager is and how you can strive to be like one. The knowledge gained will help you know the specifics of the HR profession and build the most comfortable and efficient development path!

Course structure

Lesson 1. Key roles of HR

11:02 min
Each specialist in the HR department performs specific functions and has its characteristics. Depending on the company's size, an HR specialist can combine these specialties or deal with a particular area. In this lesson, you will learn what HR specialists are like and what skills are highly valued among representatives of this field.

In the supplementary materials, you will find descriptions of all specialties in HR. You will receive recommendations on how an HR manager can develop soft skills and a checklist of "Key hard skills and soft skills for HR."

Lesson 2. Advantages and features of the profession of HR manager

8:22 min
There are many reasons why HR is becoming more popular among job candidates: excellent job opportunities, high wages, a chance to work in a company with any profile, as well as a low threshold for entering the field, and opportunities for rapid career advancement. This lesson will discuss the advantages and features of the profession of an HR manager

In the supplementary materials, there are recommendations on how a manager without experience can gain the trust of colleagues and management and how to accelerate career growth in HR. You will also find an example of a possible career scenario for a beginner in HR.

Lesson 3. HR manager: who are they?

12:02 min
As a human resources manager, starting a career is a very convenient position. Such a specialist is indispensable both in large companies as well as in small businesses. The HR manager is responsible for hiring and onboarding employees, training, HR administration, benefits administration, and supporting the corporate culture. The life cycle of the employee and the team may seem complex, but if you take a detailed look at every stage of your work as an HR manager, you will be able to handle all the challenges. As you progress through this lesson, you will better understand the primary responsibilities of an HR manager, as well as their direct job duties.

In the supplementary materials, there are documents that HR administration specialists, such as HR managers, work with on a daily basis. You will also receive recommendations on quickly evaluating a candidate's resume.

Lesson 4. HR in business

11:06 min
It was through HR specialists that the business became more humane and attentive to its employees. To maintain the organization's corporate culture, managers engage in professional training and personnel adaptation. The HR manager can, however, solve other business problems as well. This lesson will help you understand how HR can benefit businesses and what trends are most in demand.

Additionally, you will receive a checklist, "Creating a hiring plan for business." You will learn what functions HR can take on in addition to direct professional duties.

Lesson 5. HR analytics

11:01 min
The work of an HR manager is related to the central business processes in which the staff is involved. All these stages require planning and investment, from hiring employees to managing their training and working with documentation. To correctly manage resources, you need to use HR analytics tools. You will learn about them in this lesson.

In the supplementary materials, you will find the primary metrics for an HR specialist in formulas and recommendations for implementing HR analytics in the company's work. As a bonus, you will receive a list of the best quotes that can inspire the implementation of new initiatives in the team or change your attitude toward working with employees.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in your email. It will confirm the knowledge and skills you will have acquired.