HR Jetpack
Official SHRM Education Partner

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

An online community dedicated to understanding foundational HR practices and behaviors

Class Dates Coming Soon

NOW INCLUDED WITH ENROLLMENT
- Official SHRM online resources and tools
- 15 hours of live online sessions
- Recordings of every class (available for 12 months)
- 4 hour self-paced bonus course (Complete Overview of the Human Resources Profession)

Your HR Journey Begins Here!

Join the program dedicated to understanding foundational HR practices and behaviors. Ranked as the #1 SHRM Education Partner, we work with SHRM to offer a program perfectly designed around the 2024 SHRM Essentials of Human Resources.

This program combines the guidance of experienced instructors with a mobile-friendly one-stop digital hub providing an interactive online experience. Master the foundational practices of HR and understand the immense value HR brings to the workplace with the new and improved SHRM Essentials of HR.

Course Objectives

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

  • Increase your foundational knowledge of HR practices and behaviors.
  • Recognize the importance of aligning HR goals with organizational goals.
  • Promote equity in your company's culture.
  • Maximize efficiency with new HR technology.
  • Create a measurable impact within your organization.
  • Identify key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR, including anti-discrimination laws.

Course Outline

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources breaks down the fundamentals of HR into six topic areas:

Topic Area 1: Leads With Purpose

  • Introduces all facets of HR's role in the workplace
  • Emphasizes the importance of an organization's most valuable asset, their people

Topic Area 2: Maximizes Talent

  • Emphasizes HR's influence on the employee experience
  • How to prioritize supporting employee wellbeing

Topic Area 3: Champions Culture

  • How to promote equity in a thriving company culture
  • How to make employees feel seen, included, and valued

Topic Area 4: Optimizes Intelligence

  • Covers methods to maximize efficiency
  • Embraces new HR technologies
  • Strategizes on the use of automation

Topic Area 5: Accelerates Performance

  • Examines how to create a measurable impact on an organization's performance

Topic Area 6: Knows The Law

  • Ensures US-based HR Pros are up to date with applicable US federal laws
  • Focuses on laws that specifically impact employee issues

Online Course Materials

You will be provided access to an innovative global E-learning platform that teaches foundational HR practices and behaviors. This easy-to-use digital hub provides an interactive online experience that educates students, junior professionals, and small businesses about the immense strategic value of HR in the workplace.

SHRM Essentials Devices

You will receive access to the following online tools:

  • Engaging and informative real-world applications and scenarios.
  • Downloadable learning aids to help you master the basics.
  • Playlist format with a mix of short-form eLearning, podcasts and videos.
  • Updated content on key HR topics, including talent acquisition, employee engagement, mental health and more!

Should I Enroll In This Program?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Learn the basics of U.S. employment 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.

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.
SHRM Essentials Character Library

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?

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

Are these live sessions or self-paced videos?

Both! You receive access to live online sessions and recordings of each (posted 24 hrs after each session). You also receive access to the mobile-friendly one-stop digital hub which includes additional videos, eLearning, podcasts, quizzes, and more.

How do I attend a live class?

Currently there are no live classes scheduled. Instead you will receive access to 15 hours of previously-recorded sessions.

Is it worth the investment?

For a small investment in quality training, you get big payback. Backed by SHRM and HR Jetpack’s track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program 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 program 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.

Is this program designed to help me pass an HR Certification Exam?

No. If you are preparing for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam, consider our SHRM Certification Exam Prep Program.

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

Yes, SHRM Essentials of Human Resources breaks down the fundamentals of HR into six topic areas. These six topic areas help you master the foundational practices of HR and understand the immense value HR brings to the workplace.

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Choose Expert Leadership and Guidance

Enrolling in this program 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 guidance.
  • Stay on track with a structured learning experience and support.

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.

Have questions? Contact us today.