Diploma in Human Resource Management

Course Overview

Human resource management practices influence employee skills through the acquisition and development of a firm’s human capital. Recruiting procedures that provide a large pool of qualified applicants, paired with a reliable and valid selection regimen, will have a substantial influence over the quality and type of skills new employees possess. Providing formal and informal training experiences, such as basic skills training, on-the-job experience, coaching, mentoring, and management development can further influence employees’ development.

The effectiveness of highly skilled employees will be limited if they are not motivated to perform, however, the Human Resource Management skills that we offer can affect employee motivation by encouraging them to work both harder and smarter. In achieving that, as an institution we lay emphasis on motivating employee behaviour through the use of performance appraisals, linking the appraisals tightly with incentive compensation systems, and use of internal promotion systems that focus on employee merit. Others include comprehensive employee recruitment and selection procedures, incentive compensation and performance management systems, extensive employee involvement and training, improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of a firm’s current and potential employees, increase their motivation, reduce shirking, and enhance retention of quality employees while encouraging nonperformers to leave the firm.

The Diploma of Human Resource Management will introduce learners to a field of human resource management – and its growing importance to the success of the organization’s overall performance and success. The course introduces students to the theories, ideas, controversies and challenges involved in managing human resources in contemporary work organizations. The course also focuses on the link between an organization’s overall business strategies and an organization’s HR strategies, policies and practices.

Course Modules

The course has four modules in the following thematic areas and the fifth module is a dissertation in the area of Human Resource Management

  1. Introduction to Human Resource Management
  2. Strategic Human Resource Management
  3. Employee resourcing
  4. Recruitment and selection
  5. Human Resource Development
  6. Gender issues in Human Resource
  7. Personnel Management


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


Email: info@actionafricainstitute.org

Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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