Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on the recruitment and management of an enterprise’s greatest resource — its human capital. It is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training. In order to maximize organizational effectiveness, human potential — individuals’ capabilities, time, and talents — must be managed. Human resource management works to ensure that employees are able to meet the organization’s goals.
Human Resource Management is available as a minor.
Why study human resource management at Mary Baldwin University?
If you think your career path may lead you into personnel or organizational development, then the human resource management minor may be the ideal supplement to your liberal arts or business major. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of human resource management theory and practice and allows them the opportunity to select specific courses of interest based on their career goals and objectives.
Professional Organizations and Associations
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level. It is also a global organization.)
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level, although the closest local chapters are in Roanoke and Richmond. It is also a global organization.)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
(Encourages student membership; local chapters in Charlottesville and Richmond — a very large and successful chapter; organization is limited to the U.S.)
Beyond Grey Pinstripes
Sustainable Business Institute
Story of Stuff
Portland State University News
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education