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Extended Programs

Professional Programs & Training

SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program

March 10–April 18, 2014 (Online)
Oct.–Nov., 2014 (Classroom setting)
Cost: $540 (includes book)

shrm_logo Learn Essential HR Skills: Improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. The SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the human resource function.The course covers today's most vital and timely topics, including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, orientation and training, and the employee performance process.

The SHRM Essentials course is specifically designed to challenge you and provide the skills you need to confidently face today's complex HR situations and compliance issues within your organization. You will participate in interactive case study activities designed for you to practice real-life HR situations.

Advance your HR knowledge and effectiveness
If you're new to human resources or need to strengthen your employee management skills, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program is for you. Knowledge of the essentials can improve valuable on-the-job effectiveness, protect your small business from needless litigation, and help advance your career. The course will arm you with practical skills you can immediately apply to your own situation.

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), this cost-effective course covers real-life HR issues, including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, the employee performance process, and much more. You will also learn key information to keep you on track with compliance issues.

You'll benefit from the shared experiences of your instructor and peers, while learning techniques for handling HR challenges through interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues. In addition, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution and have the opportunity to earn 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.

Who should take this course?
Entry-level HR professionals, small business owners responsible for the HR function in their companies and people looking into HR as a career-change possibility.

The six learning modules cover broad spectrum of topics:

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
Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation including: Civil Rights Act; EEOC, Affirmative Action and elements of the affirmative action plan; pregnancy, age and disability legislation and more.

Recruitment and Selection
Gain important skills for selecting employees; recruiting methods and their effectiveness; key selection tools; adverse impact calculations; and interview biases.

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, both on-the-job and off-the-job and four levels of evaluation.

Performance Management
Discover the purpose and process for performance appraisals; common appraisal methods and errors; legal concepts surrounding the disciplinary process; 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.