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Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Institutions Directory » Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the process of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organization. Human Resource Management includes conducting job analyses, planning personnel needs, recruiting the right people for the job, orienting and training, managing wages and salaries, providing benefits and incentives, evaluating performance, resolving disputes, and communicating with all employees at all levels. (See Business Dictionary)

HRD (Human Resource Development) is the term coined by Leonard Nadler to describe the organized learning experiences of training, education, and development offered by employers within a specific time frame to improve employee performance or personal growth. Also, it is another name for the field and profession sometimes called training or training and development. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Careers in HRM may include the following job titles:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Capital Specialist/Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist/Manager
  • Learning and Development Specialist/Manager
  • Performance Management Specialist/Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist/Manager
  • Talent Development Specialist/Manager