Human Resource Managers oversee the most important component of today’s successful business — a productive, thriving workforce. This requires viewing people as human assets, not costs to the organization. Human Resource Management (HRM) deals with issues related to compensation, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, training, diversity, compensation, separation, and discipline as well as career development. Furthermore, HRM plays a strategic role in managing people and the workplace culture and environment. The role of HRM in a company affects all aspects of the organization and highly trained HRM professionals are important to the organization because they have the critical skills and possess the expertise necessary to negotiate group benefit packages for employees, within the organization's budget and remaining consistent with economic conditions. Among other important topics, they are familiar with employee benefits most likely to attract and retain workers. HRM professionals are responsible for policies that place employees in organizations who are a “good” fit with the organization. This synergy is critical to the success of the organization. A “poor” fit can be costly in many ways. A study by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) predicts that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months' salary on average. For a manager making $40,000 a year, that is $20,000 to $30,000 in recruiting and training expenses. This degree program will offer a curriculum that prepares future HR professionals to join the profession at the entry level and make meaningful and viable contributions to an organization’s success from day one.

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Total Credits Required 120
General Education