In this course, we develop the skills and knowledge (based on contemporary debates and future developments) needed to enable the organization to achieve the most fundamental Human Resource Management (HRM) aim of mobilizing a workforce. 

We start with a brief overview of the activities required to deliver the fundamental objective of the Human Resources (HR) function of ensuring that at all times the organization has the right people, with the right skills, in the right jobs.  This leads to a conversation about the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention, and dismissal.  Then, we explore how skills can be sourced by hiring employees, but also through other means such as the employment of peripheral workers and subcontracting, taking into account the demand and supply for skills.

This course examines a strategic approach to attraction and retention of staff and the increased sophistication in the area of people resourcing reflected in proactive diversity management, employer branding, work-life balance initiatives, and innovative approaches to job design.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore people resourcing strategies based on an evaluation of national and international employment markets.
  • Identify effective recruitment, selection, induction, and retention activities with a view to building long-term organizational performance
  • Discover the requirements needed to manage retirement, redundancy, and dismissal practices fairly, efficiently, and in accordance with the expectations of ethical and professional practice.
Last updated/reviewed: August 14, 2023
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to People Resourcing10:33
People Resourcing
  Key Employment and Demographic Trends11:29
  Employment Markets7:22
  Recruitment and Selection10:05
  Induction and Retention12:07
  Managing Employee Exits4:53
  Course Conclusion1:11
  People Resourcing 1:10:30
  Slides: People ResourcingPDF
  People Resourcing Glossary/IndexPDF