This course gives students a broad overview of the human resource function. It covers real-life HR issues and critical topics including strategic planning, recruiting, compensation, benefits and employee relations. Students learn practical techniques that can be put to work immediately to effectively handle HR challenges. They also learn how to use and apply the most current industry literature, terminology, and landmark court cases and best practices in aligning human resource development with the organization's strategic goals. The course can help students prepare for the latest SHRM-CP/SHRM SCP exams if they are interested in pursuing certification.