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Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees

School: University of Minnesota (Carlson)

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: July 31, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)

Workload: 4-5 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Stacy Doepner-Hove and Amy Falink

Credentials: Doepner-Hove heads the Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she teaches courses in employee engagement and development. She holds both a JD and a MA in HRIR from the University of Minnesota.

Falink is a senior lecturer of work and organizations at Carlson. A former human resources director and recruiter, Falink has led six sigma initiatives and interviewed over a thousand people before entering academia.

Graded: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $119 fee.

Description: According to a recent SHMR study, it costs, on average, up to 6-9 months’ salary to replace an employee. And those costs include lost productivity, advertising, time spent selecting and onboarding new staffers, and cleaning up new hire mistakes. As a result, it pays to hire the right people the first time. In this course, students will learn research-based best practices for recruiting, choosing and training new employees. In particular, the course will focus on how to connect corporate strategy with recruitment and follow legal requirements to avoid potential embarrassment. Moreover, it will examine recent trends in hiring using social media and analytics.

Review: “Amazing course on recruiting, hiring and onboarding employees. It deals with aligning recruitment and selection with the strategy of the organization, finding best candidates, choosing best candidates, and how to onboard them. The assignment on onboarding is helpful to sharpen knowledge. I must recommend this course for HR Managers. For additional reviews, click here.

Additional Background: This is the second course in a “Human Resource Management: HR For People Managers” specialization. To learn more about these courses and register for them, click here.