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SHRM Essentials of Human Resources Course

Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, which teaches the HR knowledge, skills and competencies required for overall business success. Whether you are new to HR, or it’s one of the many roles you fulfill at your company, SHRM Education Partner, HR Jetpack® covers the key HR topics you need to know.

Course Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Increase your foundational knowledge of HR practices.
  • Recognize the importance of aligning HR goals with organizational goals.
  • Understand the talent acquisition process to help avoid legal pitfalls.
  • Gain information on compensation and benefits offerings, as well as why communicating this information to employees is important.
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and other professional development programs.
  • Explain the process, methods and purpose of performance evaluations.
  • Identify key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR, including anti-discrimination laws.

Course Outline

This program includes the following modules:

Module 1: Human Resources

  • The HR profession
  • Strategic planning and human resource planning

Module 2: Talent Acquisition

  • Formulating a talent acquisition philosophy
  • Recruiting
  • Selection

Module 3: Total Rewards

  • Total Rewards
  • Compensation system design
  • Pay increases and incentives
  • Benefits

Module 4: Learning and Development

  • Training program design
  • Orientation, onboarding, and professional development
  • Training evaluation

Module 5: Performance Management

  • Performance management systems
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Performance improvement
  • Termination

Module 6: Employment Law

  • Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action legislation
  • Total rewards legislation
  • Other federal employment laws
  • Employee handbooks
SHRM Essentials on a laptop and book

Course Materials

Participant’s Reference Book

Each participant receives a reference book that covers six key topics:

  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Total Rewards
  • Learning and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Law

The Participant’s Activities Book

Each participant receives an activity that includes:

  • Copies of classroom slides
  • Application activities

Online Tools

Each participant receives access to the following online tools:

  • Pre-test to gauge current knowledge
  • An innovative study plan to guide learning path
  • Module-specific quiz for each module
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Post-test to assess learning gain
  • Threaded case study featuring real life scenarios to apply concepts learned throughout the course
  • Access to the online Resource Center offering HR updates, a feedback feature, and links to valuable resources
  • Access to reports to measure progress and learning gain
  • Fully integrated mobile capabilities to study on-the-go
  • Ability to print a certificate of achievement

Who Should Enroll In This Course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Refer to the SHRM supplied materials when needed for HR challenges in the future.
  • Use this course as a stepping stone for those not yet ready to embark on certification.

Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Use the SHRM-supplied materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills

  • Become familiar with key HR topics that are part of the workplace today.
  • Foster a positive relationship with direct reports if you know how to handle HR issues effectively.
  • Discover ways to spot potential HR issues and solutions to address them before they become problematic.
  • Use the SHRM-supplied materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services

  • Provide better service and meet client needs with a good understanding of HR-related issues that clients are dealing with.
  • Learn how to key in on certain HR issues that are related to specific industries and client situations.
  • Establish an understanding of common HR language and proper terminology for communicating with HR professionals.
  • Use the SHRM-supplied materials as a ready reference to look up customer-related HR topics and issues when they arise.

International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices

  • Learn the basics of U.S. human resource law.
  • Know how to identify the current key HR topics that are prevalent in the U.S.
  • Understand the pitfalls of dealing with U.S. HR issues.
  • Use the SHRM-supplied materials as a ready reference when needed.

Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities.
  • Use this course to determine if a career in HR fits with your skills and goals.
  • Network online with others already in the HR field.
  • Use this course to build basic business skills that are valuable in many employment situations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I earn recertification credits taking this course?

SHRM Essentials is approved for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials and recertification credit hours for HR Certification Institute credentials.

How long is the course?

SHRM Essentials is 15 hours, broken up into 10 sessions.

How do I attend the class?

Online. You will be given a link to attend the class online.

Is it worth the investment?

For a small investment in quality training, you get big payback. Backed by SHRM’s track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company.

For someone new to HR, how easy is it to understand?

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations.

Will I be able to apply what I learn?

Along with online interaction with peers and the instructor, case study exercises threaded throughout the program provide opportunities to practice applying newly acquired HR skills during training prior to using them on the job.

I'm an HR Specialist. Will I learn about general HR concepts?

Yes, the course will review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You will gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls. You will also enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits. And, you will increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

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Choose Expert Leadership and Guidance

Enrolling in our course is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career in Human Resources.

  • Learn from an experienced instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of HR professionals online.
  • Stay on track with a structured learning experience and support.

Upcoming Classes

Classes will be listed soon. Contact us with your preferred days and times. We use feedback to help us decide on the schedule.

Support and Guidance from SHRM Certified Instructors

At HR Jetpack®, you have the confidence of knowing our instructors are highly experienced, SHRM-certified professionals who are ready to guide you.

Register now for only $499.00. Classes fill quickly and space is limited.

Don’t delay your HR career development. Now is the time to distinguish yourself from your peers by enhancing your knowledge. It’s easy to register.

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