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Extended Programs

Professional Programs & Training

SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program

Offered online: Dates to be announced.
Cost: $540 (includes book)
HR Certified Professionals: Earn up to 12.5 recertification credits


The Foundation to a Rewarding Career

Understanding HR can be challenging. Every day you're presented with a wide range of situations unlike those facing any other profession. Career advancement comes with knowing how to address common as well as unexpected HR matters with confidence. The SHRM Essentials program not only helps you spot potential HR issues; it gives you the tools to manage them. Developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Six up-to-date, easy-to-understand content modules cover broad spectrum of topics and ensure you master HR concepts to apply in everyday situations.

Read about the six learning modules:

Resource Management
Gain a clear understanding of the HR function, roles and responsibilities and important steps and outcomes in the HR planning process.

Employment Law
Learn about key legislation including: Federal EEO legislation, the EEOC and affirmative action, compensation legislation and other federal employment laws and employee handbooks.

Recruitment and Selection
Evaluate recruiting methods, analyze job candidates, recognize and eliminate biases, explain the selection process and identify key selection tools.

Compensation and Benefits
Learn the key elements of a total compensation system; the framework for base pay, incentives, differentials and increases; job analysis and documentation; methods for job evaluation; and benefits commonly offered by employers.

Employee Development
Gain an understanding of orientation, development and training; effective adult learning and learning styles; on-the-job and off-the-job training; and four levels of evaluation.

Performance Management
Describe the process for performance evaluations; common methods and errors; legal concepts and guidelines for conducting disciplinary meetings.

Course Investment
A course investment of $540 includes SHRM Essentials of HR Management Certificate Program manual consisting of six modules, glossary and index as well as the participant's activities book. Many companies pay for this course through tuition assistance or professional development budgets. Ask your employer if you qualify.

Attendance Policy
You're expected to attend all classes, with no absences permitted to receive the HRCI recertification hours.

The SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who:

  • Manage people and need an overview of HR.
  • Perform HR tasks as a part of their many roles.
  • Want to break into the competitive and growing HR profession.
  • Desire to update their current HR knowledge.
  • Seek career advancement.

After completion of the SHRM Essentials course, you'll:

  • Understand your organization's complex HR issues.
  • Gain insight into responsibilities that are broader than the normal scope of your job.
  • Stay up to date on the latest HR laws and regulations.
  • Increase your on-the-job confidence.

Take the next step in your HR career and register today!

For more information, contact, Jaclyn Hassenzahl at jhassenz@emich.edu or 734.487.9045.