Human Resources Management

Minor/Concentration

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Overview

Human Resources Management is becoming an even more critical function within organizations large and small. As workers are more aware of their rights, willing to use external avenues to ventilate issues, and organize around social causes, organizations are scrambling to keep up. At the same time, businesses face challenges in recruiting and retaining talented employees and developing the next line of leadership. Finally, newer forms of work, flexible employment arrangements, the rise of the gig economy, and the growing use of automation present unexpected challenges for organizations. Unsurprisingly, businesses are seeking skilled professionals to manage their people resources better and prepare for a challenging future. According to the official Bureau of Labor Statistics data, human resources managers and related occupations are projected to grow 7% during the 2018-2028 period. The median income for an HR manager in 2018 was $113,300.