Human Resource Management
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- Major: Human Resource Management
This major will prepare you for a variety of career-oriented positions. HRM continues to emerge as a profession. Per projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
HR professional positions expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020 (faster than the average for all occupations!) include:
- corporate recruiters
- employee training specialists
- human resource generalists
HR jobs expected to grow 13 percent include:
- HRM directors
- employee relations managers
- job training coordinators
A successful HRM student exhibits an interest in leading people to collaborate towards achieving organizational goals. They understand and affirm the high value of people and enjoy working to create organizational solutions through the lens of an organization's people.
HRM internship and job opportunities are posted on Concordia's MyInterfase database. HRM majors are encouraged, but not required, to participate as part of their academic experience.
The HRM degree program embraces:
- an "emerging HR" (EHR) approach,
in which HR professionals partner with organizational decision-makers to lead employees in ways that result in improved organizational outcomes.
The EHR contrasts with the HR of the past, which only functioned administratively by processing employee-related paperwork. EHR understands that people are a key source to an organization's achievement of competitive advantage in the marketplace. EHR strategially works on developing employer brand as the beginning of the recruiting, selection, and on-boarding process of new employees. Further, EHR works to develop total reward packages that incentivize employees towards organizational objectives and retain valuable talent. EHR utilizes analytics and clearly articulated processes to measure employee performance and develop/enable employees to achieve personal success, and thus organizational success.
- an experiential, collaborative type learning design,
where students actively contribute to the collective learning of those in any given course. Our professors serve as facilitators of learning, not just mere lecturers. Both professors and students are highly engaged in the classroom.
Dr. Shane Sokoll, PhD, MBA, SPHR
Assistant Professor; Director, HRM Degree Program
College of Business, Concordia University Texas