Many professionals working in human resources and wanting to take their own careers to the next level pursue a human resources management course, which is available in formal and short human resource management courses around the country. In order to achieve the outcomes required by the course, you need to have a foundation in human resource practice in South Africa.
Your human resources management course will give you an understanding of what is required to manage human resources and its role within an organisation. By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Understand the role of human resources within a South African context, understanding factors and influences such as politics, economic factors, social factors and cultural aspects.
- Understand the importance of integration and alignment for organizational strategy and that of human resource management.
- Identify and understand the importance of the planning processes required for the workforce.
- Understand how career management and performance management can develop employees and the organisation, in order for goals to be met.
- Develop policies to retain effective, top performing staff members by rewarding and sustaining their efforts.
Human Resources Management Courses and Labour Relations
Before you can start managing human resources you need a sound understanding of the different models of labour relations management in South Africa and how they are practically relevant to different types of organisations. Through your human resources management course you will also have to learn how to develop constructive and useful relationships in the workplace, despite diverging interests and conflicts that may be present. You will also need a thorough understanding of South Africa’s statutory labour relations and understand those that impact directly on management requirements.
In order to manage conflicts and diverging interests you need to learn skills for conflict, grievances and negotiation. You also need to identify the implications of industrial action and how to create strike management procedures. You also need a thorough understanding of the processes involved in discipline and dismissal.
In terms of communications skills an effective human resources management course hones group dynamics and interpersonal interaction skills to develop effective relationships in the workplace.
The Importance of Training and Development in Human Resource Management
The process of learning for adults is a specialised skill and needs to be enhanced for training and development in the workplace. In order to do this you need to know how to apply different legislation to suit the organisation’s training requirements, like SDA, NQF and SAQA. You must also be able to create a skills plan for the workplace and implement it accordingly.
Designing and creating a training programme requires that you understand how to identify what the training needs are, how the program must address these needs, how best to present the training program and how to evaluate it. In order for Training and Development to realise its objectives it must also define a clear role for management in the process.
Professionals who have been working in the human resources field can benefit from refresher courses to ensure that their knowledge is current and in line with new and emerging trends.
To find out more about how an effective human resources management course can enhance your business’ productivity contact us.