As hospitality organizations have become increasingly aware of the importance to attract, build and retain the best representatives for their workforce, they have looked to human resources to lead the way. This emphasis prepares students for the field by drawing on high-quality instruction, student internships and experiences to prepare students to manage and lead organizations in the global business of hospitality. You will gain an in-depth knowledge about a variety of topics, including learning to act as administrative experts, change agents, and strategic partners, and learning job responsibilities such as:
- talent management / staff recruitment and selection
- training and development
- change management
- employee relations
- complaints and grievances
- employee rights
- health and safety
- strategic planning
12 or more credit hours from the following:
- HRTM 481 Legal Environment in Hospitality Management
- HRTM 484 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
- JGEN 120 Basic Business Communication
- MNGT 361 Human Resource Management
- MNGT 461 Strategic Human Resource Management*
- MNGT 464 Talent Acquisition & Staffing*
- EDAD 422 Instructional Design in Human Resource Development*
*Does not count toward degree requirements, but can be used as electives.
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Hannah Riggle, Alumna
Training & Development Specialist, Spreetail
Hannah graduated from the UNL hospitality, restaurant and tourism management program in 2014. Since that time, she has primarily worked in human resources in recruitment and training.
Hannah started her career at Hudl in Lincoln, then worked for Marketo (acquired by Adobe) in Denver, eventually moving back to Lincoln where she currently works as a training and development specialist at Spreetail.
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Human Resources Supervisor
Jennifer is the Human Resources Supervisor with Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has past experience working with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services.
In addition to Human Resources certifications from the Human Resources Standards Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management, Jennifer also serves as a member of the UNL Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Advisory Board.Learn more about Jennifer