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This introductory course in Human Resources (HR) provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices within the field of HR management. It explores the critical role HR plays in organizations and the key responsibilities of HR professionals. Students will gain a solid foundation in HR theory and its practical applications.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Understand the importance of HR in modern organizations and its strategic role in achieving organizational goals.

  2. Comprehend the basic HR functions, such as recruitment, selection, training, compensation, performance management, and employee relations.

  3. Develop an awareness of the legal and ethical considerations that guide HR practices.

  4. Learn the skills necessary for effective HR communication, including listening, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.

  5. Analyze HR trends and emerging technologies that impact the field.

  6. Recognize the significance of diversity and inclusion in HR management.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Human Resources
   - Defining Human Resources Management (HRM)
   - Historical evolution of HRM
   - HRM's role in organizational success
   - HRM's strategic role

Module 2: HR Functions and Processes
   - Recruitment and selection
   - Training and development
   - Compensation and benefits
   - Performance management
   - Employee relations and engagement

Module 3: Legal and Ethical Considerations in HR
   - Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
   - Anti-discrimination laws
   - Workplace ethics and codes of conduct
   - Privacy and confidentiality in HR

Module 4: HR Communication and Interpersonal Skills
   - Effective communication in HR
   - Conflict resolution and mediation
   - Building interpersonal relationships
   - Active listening and feedback

Module 5: Emerging Trends in HR
   - HR technology and automation
   - Workforce diversity and inclusion
   - Remote work and flexible arrangements
   - HR analytics and data-driven decision-making

Module 6: Case Studies and Practical Applications
   - Analyzing real-world HR scenarios
   - Developing HR solutions
   - Presenting case study findings

Module 7: Final Project
   - Students will work on a final project that applies HR concepts and principles to a specific organizational scenario.




DAYS: Wednesdays
TIME: 6:00 pm - 9 pm 
COST: $895 - $995
Learning Platform: Face-to-Face Classroom



The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB) is a statutory body established under the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council ACT of The Bahamas on the 4th of October, 2006; assented on 29th of December, 2006 and came into force 28th February, 2007.  NAECOB is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution that offers training in The Bahamas. The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas began operation in 2016.

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