This course is designed as an overview of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function and the HR manager’s role in managing the employee career cycle from entry to exit. It acquaints participants with the authority, responsibility, functions, and problems of human resource management. Topics include, but are not limited to: defining human resource management; contemporary issues in HRM: competency job analysis techniques; job design; succession planning; conducting competency-based recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees; competency iceberg model; performance management and appraisal systems; employee training and development: disciplinary action and employee rights.