What is the purpose of human resources management?

When thinking about human resources management, most people think about such administrative tasks as hiring, training, and payroll. But HR management is fast becoming a more strategic partner of organizations looking to stay competitive in a fast evolving world. In this learning pathway, you will learn about the strategic importance of human resources management.



The overall purpose of this learning pathway is to better understand the crucial role human resources can play in helping an organization reach its objectives. Your goal is to:

  • Think about your own experience with human resources either as an applicant or an employee.
  • Learn the four key human resources elements.
  • Understand how human resources are key partners enabling a match between a person and an organization.