People are the greatest asset of any business. The fact that over half a million human resource professionals are currently employed in the United States demonstrates the widespread need for qualified people to fill the many career positions available. Human resource professionals are needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing, complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans. Strong interpersonal skills and a love of working with people are vital for a human resource professional.
The Associate of Applied Science Business Administration and Human Resource Management degree program is a comprehensive combination of practical hands-on training and knowledge of contemporary office and human resources processes designed specifically for Alaskan business applications. As a student, you will learn the essentials of Human Resource Management including:
- Office Procedures
- Records Management
- Business Law and Ethics
- Employee Recruitment and Selection
- Compensation and Benefits
- Labor Relations
- Employment Law
- Designing and Implementing Training and Development
- Human resource information systems (HRIS)
What Makes The Difference
Human resource majors work in recruitment and hiring of talent, administering compensation and benefits, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, designing both structure and processes within an organization, and all specialized fields of business. In addition to the generalist positions, such as Human Resource Assistants , there are numerous other office professional roles with such titles as Human Resource Managers, Labor Relations Managers, Compensation Managers, Training and Development Managers, to name a few. Job roles and responsibilities differ among these various positions; however, certain knowledge and skills are essential in all human resource specialist roles. Human resource professionals also serve as the liaison between management and employees, which means that the human resource specialist works with every single person and department within organizations. Other roles include strategic planning, contract administration, coordination, dispute resolution, policy making and record keeping. Successful completion of this program establishes students as a vital and educated member of any business.