Human Resources (Recruitment and Selection) OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Human Resources Course

Published Feb 05, 2009

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As part of their OpenCourseWare initiative, The Open University currently offers a free, online version of their 'Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection' course. This undergraduate-level course provides a thorough overview of the hiring process from a Human Resources perspective. Any student interested in studying Business is encouraged to take advantage of this free online class.

Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection: Course Specifics

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Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection: Course Description

This undergraduate-level course is designed to offer students an introduction to the hiring process and covers many Human Resources related topics, including the development of job descriptions and the interview and hiring processes. A thorough investigation of the entire process is executed in this class, from the initial assessment to the selection of a suitable candidate. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between the recruitment and selection process, and each is explored in great detail. The differences between the person-job and person-organization fit are discussed here, as well as ways in which employers can efficiently attract applicants. The pros and cons of hiring internally rather than conducting an external search are also considered. The 'Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection' OpenCourseWare is offered through The Open University's Business and Management Department.

Included with this course is a complete study guide and a list of suggested reading. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the recruitment and selection techniques course page.

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