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Essentials of Human Resources Management

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Learn the foundations of HR Management

Human Resource (HR) employees often face a wide range of issues each day, ranging from legal matters to selecting qualified employees. Successfully navigating complex HR laws and current regulations regarding compensation, employment law, recruitment, benefits, risk management and more requires significant expertise.

Our core class utilizes SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management materials -- developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel -- to cover a multitude of HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Best practices for performance management and employee development will also be discussed. Emory Continuing Education is an HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) Approved Provider.

This course addresses the issues human resources employees or supervisors face daily from legal matters to selecting qualified employees. The course includes the SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management curriculum, offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. If you are just starting out in the human resources profession, or are looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills, this is the course for you.
Note: Books are provided for this course but may take 2-3 business days for shipping. Register early to avoid delays. 

Course Outline

What will be covered: 

  • Human Resource Management  
  • Employment Law 
  • Recruitment and Selection 
  • Compensation and Benefits 
  • Performance Management 
  • Employee Development 
  • SHRM Test review, presentation and assignment 
  • Risk in the Workplace 
  • HR Systems and Technology

Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the human resources function in an organization and that of the HR practitioner
  • Understand which human resources laws affect HR departments and operations of the organization
  • Effectively and fairly: interview, recruit, retain, and develop employees
  • Ensure quality performance measures and assessment processes for employees
  • Introduction to various types of compensation and pay for performance programs as well as benefit programs and government mandated benefits
  • Achieve measurable employee development and retention goals
  • Comprehend and minimize workplace risk management
  • Appreciate and utilize HR Systems and Technology

Essentials of Human Resources Management Course Information

Contact Hours
27 hours

Course Fee(s)
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  • Charles Craig
  • Greg Creech
  • Soumaya Khalifa

Next Steps

This course is currently not offered to the public.