Human resource management practices influence employee skills through the acquisition and development of a firm’s human capital. Recruiting procedures that provide a large pool of qualified applicants, paired with a reliable and valid selection regimen, will have a substantial influence over the quality and type of skills new employees possess. Providing formal and informal training experiences, such as basic skills training, on-the-job experience, coaching, mentoring, and management development can further influence employees’ development.

The effectiveness of highly skilled employees will be limited if they are not motivated to perform, however, the Human Resource Management skills that we offer can affect employee motivation by encouraging them to work both harder and smarter. In achieving that, as an institution we lay emphasis on motivating employee behavior through the use of performance appraisals, linking the appraisals tightly with incentive compensation systems, and use of internal promotion systems that focus on employee merit. Others include comprehensive employee recruitment and selection procedures, incentive compensation and performance management systems, extensive employee involvement and training , improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of a firm’s current and potential employees, increase their motivation, reduce shirking, and enhance retention of quality employees while encouraging nonperformers to leave the firm.

The Diploma of Human Resource Management will introduce learners to a field of human resource management – and its growing importance to the success of the organization’s overall performance and success. The course introduces students to the theories, ideas, controversies and challenges involved in managing human resources in contemporary work organizations. The course also focuses on the link between an organization’s overall business strategies and an organization’s` HR strategies, policies and practices.

Course Content

  • Introduction to human resource management
  • HR roles and activities
  • HRM challenges
  • HRM and globalization
  • HRM and Strategic management
  • Strategic HRM
  • Human resource planning
  • Forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Human resource information systems (HRIS)
  • Work and job analysis and design
  • Motivation and reward theories
  • Pay for performance
  • International human resource management
  • Evaluating human resource management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Recruitment and the law
  • Employee turnover and retention
  • Employee engagement
  • Strategic talent development
  • Training and development
  • Organizational learning
  • Employee development, training and careers
  • Career management

Who should enroll?

This is diploma suitable for persons working in or planning to enter the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organizations, governments, and UN agencies. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.

Duration of course – 6 months



ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only


Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute