Introduction to Human Resource Management


About this course

The nature of the work and the business environment is changing dramatically every day. In past decades, the companies with major competitive advantages were those that offered the best product or the latest technology, or those that were the largest in terms of capital. Now, however, the only thing that makes a company more distinct is the level of people working at it.

Human resource management is not just a department at the workplace, it is a way of dealing with people, understanding people, uncovering talents, improving the corporate culture and increasing employee productivity.

We introduce this course to introduce you to the field of human resource management and help you excel at it, this course can benefit employers, HR specialists, an employee in any field and even students who are willing to get in the HR field later on in their career.
Topics covered include: – The basic principles for human resource management in companies in this fast paced world – An overview of how companies can recruit, reward, motivate, use and manage their employees effectively – Key practices and techniques concerning the planning for human resources, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and — finally — bonuses and salaries.

What You Will Learn

  • Building an appropriate attitude to identify a strategic job that is completely integrated with the organization’s strategy, vision and objectives.
  • Understanding the life cycles and various stages of an employer, from the first moment of contact with a candidate for a particular position, all the way to his/her relationship with the company.
  • Exploring the six core functions and roles of human resource administration, which include human resource planning, analyzing and designing jobs, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and finally bonuses and salaries.
  • Exploring the challenges currently facing human resource management, such as diversity management, dealing with disciplinary procedures, and interacting with legal frameworks.
  • Understanding the key skills that must be possessed by the human resource management specialists, as well as how to constantly develop them, to enable their professional growth and ability to lead successful relationships between the employee and the employer.


  • An open mind and willingness to try new things.



Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.

Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.


Ahmed Al-Torani

Ahmed Al-Torani holds a degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Jordan, and he is a “Certified International Trainer” from the American Institute. He is an expert in human resource development and a specialist in career development and methods of job searching in the Middle East.

Dina Zaky

Dina is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and holds a Master’s degree in international human resource management from Northumbria University in the UK and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the American University in Cairo.

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