Human Resources Management.
Human Resources Management is the management of people. Effective people management is one of the most powerful tools available today for organizations seeking to achieve a long-term competitive advantage.
What does people management involve?
Recruiting & Retention (Staffing)
Attracting the best employees for your organization and keeping them there.
Benefits & Compensation
Appropriately paying employees for the work they do and giving them the benefits (e.g. sick days, health insurance, perks) they need and deserve.
Training & Development
Developing, enacting, and assessing ongoing educational activities within an organization designed to enhance the fulfillment and performance of employees.
Working with your organization and a union to negotiate contracts that satisfy the needs of your business and the demands of your employees.
This is the intersection of human resources and information technology. HR metrics are used to keep and maintain many types of employee data from number of absences to the performance of multiple departments.
For career-minded individuals.
We are a club for career-minded individuals. We are a club for everybody. We seek to achieve our mission (to expose members to the different facets of the Human Resources Profession and ready them for a career of their own by providing them with networking, learning, and development opportunities) by reaching out to students of all walks of life and of all majors because Human Resources Management is something everyone is part of, because everyone is a human resource. We live in a time where organizations are no longer looking for just a Bachelor’s Degree; they are looking for transferable skills, innovation, and drive. The Pitt Human Resources Club is working to provide its members with these very things.
Pitt’s College of Business and Administration’s Human Resources Management Major.
HR executives, managers, and staff need to have strong business, professional, and technical competencies to create and implement talent management and performance management systems that attract, motivate, and retain high-quality employees. The major in human resources management is designed to help graduates tackle these professional challenges. The content of the human resources management major is designed to be consistent with the recommendations of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Samples of the courses required for the major are below:
For more information:
Human Resources Management Major Information
Human Resources is the door into any organization.
Whether it's your major or your way in, it is of great value to anyone to understand how it works. Understanding how HR works will give you an idea of how you’ll be hired from the resume, to the interview, to numerous things about the job itself. Increasingly, companies in the U.S. and abroad are trying to leverage an increasingly diverse talent pool within and across national labor markets and good, innovative human resource management is exactly how they’ll be able to do that.