Why is HR Management (HRM) so important?
During our HR and management courses you will learn how HRM is important because it maintains the balance between employee satisfaction and the ability of the organisation – no matter how small – to reach its objectives and remain profitable.
HR Management is a tool to make optimum use of the human resources available to management, while ensuring individuals grow and develop and a unified, efficient working culture is fostered.
Human resources are real people, and real people have needs and dreams. You’ll learn important HR manager skills such as how managers have to motivate – and keep motivating – employees via, for example, bonuses and increases to salary so they help a company attain its goals.
As a HR Manager you will need to understand the importance of:
- strategic management
- safety/risk management
- liability issues
- maintaining staff compliance
Is political science and HRM related?
In very basic terms, yes – because both disciplines involve dealing with people. Any and all carefully-laid plans for human resource management can be disrupted by internal and external change. You only have to look at the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economies and employment.
Yet while political science deals with systems of global governments and the study of worldwide political activity and behaviour, HRM is more locally-focused and concerned with the people and policies inside a business or organisation.
Our HR training courses will clarify that even though there is a difference, HR Managers must have an objective view of both the internal issues of the company and the wider world outside its doors. An effective Human Resources professional will be able to recognise external political factors that can have a significant impact on your organisation, including wage rises, employee availability and even shifts in public opinion.
What skills and qualities are a must-have to work in Human Resources?
As an HR professional you will spend the majority of your time dealing with living, breathing human beings and their often myriad issues. People skills are crucial.
As well as being able to understand and implement HR legislation and good practice, you will need strong HR manager skills in a number of other areas:
- time management
- active listening
- team management
- problem solving
- effective communication
- decision making
- analytical skills
What courses should you do to upgrade your skills in HR?
Your route to a career in HR can begin in earnest at Galway Business School in Ireland, where we provide certification in Human Resources Management which will equip you with a strong foundation for your future. Undertaking our HR management course online and in a classroom setting (hybrid learning) allows you maximum flexibility, particularly if you already have other commitments such as work and/or family.
If you wish to explore further learning avenues before you arrive at Galway, or continue your training once you have completed our module, there are lots of courses available for you to choose from, either as full or part-time, and online or in person (or a mix of both).
University degrees in HR are widely available and typically last for three years, while the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – the professional body for HR management – offers three accredited levels (5, 7 and 9) of NFQ (Irish National Framework of Qualifications) recognised HR and management courses, along with modules of various lengths and intensity.
Whatever your decision, our eighteen week hybrid online/evening Human Resource Management course offers a comprehensive introduction to HRM. Our expert lecturers provide a friendly and welcoming student-centred learning environment to help you reach your goals.
Galway Business School is a premier independent third-level college in Ireland. You’ll find us at the midpoint of the Wild Atlantic Way, on Ireland’s west coast, in the bustling, multicultural city of Galway.