Course description

This SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In 12 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly litigation.

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

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Who should attend?

  • New and junior HR practitionerswho need to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managerswho perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation
  • New or experienced managersinterested in learning more about employee management skills
  • Representatives selling or supporting HRsystems and services
  • International HR personnelwishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
  • Job seekerswho are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

Training content

You will:

  • Keep up with key federal laws in areas such as total rewards, equal employment opportunity and harassment
  • Improve employee recruitment and selection
  • Increase your knowledge of orientation, onboarding, development and training
  • Understand best practices for employee handbooks
  • Download and use sample templates like employment applications, job descriptions, disciplinary policies and more

This 6-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future in HR.

Course delivery details

October 14 - November 18
6 sessions/12 hours

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM



Course Fee:
SHRM Members: $549 
Non-Members: $599


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