What is Human Resources Studies?
Human Resources, also commonly abbreviated as HR, is a wide term used to describe the functioning of an organisation's workforce. In essence, it is about the people that make up the workplace: how they work, interact, what motivates them, how to keep a good balance between wellness and work output, what training they need, and so forth.
Just like a machine, the whole entity cannot function properly if all the smaller components do not work together, so in order to ensure the success of a business or enterprise, attention must be given to all the parts involved. If workers at ground level are not happy or feel that they are being treated unfairly, this would directly affect the efficiency of the upper levels, and could ultimately have a very negative impact on the business as a whole. Therefore, no matter what job you wish to pursue or already perform, having knowledge about the principles that govern successful Human Resources Management and obtaining a Human Resources qualification would always be of great value and give you a certain advantage in the corporate world.
Why should I study Human Resources?
The increasingly demanding corporate world is fuelling the need for qualified HR Managers. Businesses aim for maximum success and, in order to achieve this, they rely on skilled, efficient, reliable and motivated workers. It goes without saying that a manager should therefore be able to work with people because motivating them implies that you understand and appreciate them. You cannot get the best out of your workers when you don't know how to treat them correctly, which makes HR Management Studies an integral part of running a successful enterprise.
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What else does Human Resources Studies involve?
Another part of Human Resources that goes hand in hand with the ability to manage the workforce is the process of constantly supplying a stream of skilled employees. In the modern working environment, people seldom start working at a certain company and then stay there until they retire. People tend to migrate between different spheres until they find a job that suits them best. For this reason, a big part of HR Management involves the recruitment of qualified and capable individuals to fill positions that open up. The basic nature of any organisation or business is to make a profit or be sustainable, and therefore one would expect that through HR processes only the most worthy candidates would be selected to secure its future success. By enrolling for a course in Human Resources Studies and subsequently obtaining any Human Resources qualification, you would develop your ability to manage the workforce and ultimately make the correct decisions to strengthen your company's position within the corporate sphere.
Since the ultimate purpose of HR is to ensure maximum output of a business by maintaining the wellness of employees, helping them to grow and become more efficient is also an integral part of Human Resources Management.
The HR Courses that are available through the College SA HR Management School will teach students how to enhance the potential of employees by means of performance-enhancing activities. These would include aspects such as development training, performance appraisal, reward systems, and so forth.
Why is Human Resources so important?
HR at its most basic level involves planning, organising, coordinating and analysing - skills that underlie any secretarial function. Ultimately, these skills are important in each and every job out there. This function could be compared to the heart of a body that keeps everything else functioning: someone needs to delegate and monitor duties, organise the manner in which work should be done, regulate levels of motivations and productivity, coordinate different tasks to ensure that the end goal is achieved, analyse and implement strategies to increase the efficiency of a company or organisation, and determine the overall success by interpreting outputs at basic level. Whether this is at junior or senior HR Management level, the skills are essentially the same. By enrolling for either any HR Short Course or even the more advanced HR Diploma Course, all the programmes offered by the College SA HR Management School are exciting and relevant to the modern working environment.
HR is a very valuable field of knowledge, no matter what position you choose to work in. At the College SA HR Management School we offer a wide range of HR related courses. To determine which HR course is best for you, continue reading to find out more about each programme:
HR Courses by the South African Institute of Management (SAIM)
In these HR Management Courses, students will explore the relationship between the organisation and the individual in order to grasp the way in which end goals are achieved. Attention would be given to theories of motivation, as human interaction and people skills are central to successful HR Management. Aspects such as workforce planning, recruitment, job analysis, job description and job specification would also be covered, while skills like the decision-making process, organising, leadership, and communication are developed throughout. Since these HR courses focus on Business Management in general, specific focus is also placed on Business Law principles, Economics, and Marketing Management.
At College SA, students can choose to follow the Human Resources Courses listed above at a level that they are comfortable with, in other words at Certificate or Diploma level. All these qualifications are therefore relevant to either Junior or Senior Management positions.
HR Courses by College SA
At College SA, we are so excited about the world of possibilities that lies within the field of Human Resources that we developed our own HR Courses. The HR qualifications obtainable range from Junior to Executive level, so whether you wish to enrol for a HR Diploma Course or HR Certificate Course, College SA is bound to have something to suit you. All the Human Resources Management Courses listed above would deal with aspects such as organisational design and development, performance management, training and learning, employee relations, workforce management and the implementation of strategies and policies.
HR Courses by Strategic Investigations and Seminars (SIS)
College SA teamed up with Strategic Investigations and Seminars (SIS) to offer you courses within the field of Forensic Science and Investigation Studies that are very closely related to Human Resources in general. These HR Short Courses are the perfect stepping stones towards a career in Forensic Science and Investigation Studies, as they not only introduce students to the investigative world, but also prepare them for challenges within the social world we live in.