6. Human Resources Management

Learning Objective

Finishing Unit 6, you will be able to recognize the concept of Human Resources Management (HRM) and will be able to define its most important characteristics. You will be able to apply the principles of Human Resources Management to your Social Enterprise (SE). This unit will also make you aware of the importance of a Lifelong Learning strategy and will provide you with the tools to diagnose and improve the training needs at your own Social Enterprise.

Estimated Time

It will take you about 75 minutes to go through the entire module. You will need additional time to do the exercises and apply the different tools.


Human Resources Management (HRM) aims to select, manage and guide the collaborators or employees towards the company’s goals and objectives. The principal objective of HRM is to align the company policies with its strategies. Through an adequate approach, HRM identifies the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for the performance of the activities of each position or function that are necessary for attaining the objectives of the company.