Human Resource Management

Management is directly involved in all facets of employee relations: labor supply and demand analysis, recruitment, interviewing, testing, selection, orientation, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits administration, and employee safety and health. Human resource management also is directly involved in quality of work life, productivity, employee involvement, employee development, work environment, and implementation of changes.

In May 2014, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) confirmed that the HBS' Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management degree program is fully aligned with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates through December 2017. The HR program was one of the first programs in the United States to be recognized by SHRM in 2006 and has been continuously aligned since then.

The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative, created in 2006 to help the Society define HR education standards taught in university business schools across the nation and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. SHRM has also gained the support of AACSB International in an effort to bring a level of commonality to HR degree programs that is required of AACSB accredited Schools of Business.

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