Essentials of Human Resources

HR Essentials

When: Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017, 16 hours
Cost: $375.00 (includes books and course materials)
Location: McGowan Workforce Training Center, Holmes Community College, Ridgeland campus

To register: Contact Rachel Deer at rdeer@holmescc.edu. Registration deadline:  September 1, 2017  Payment due by: September 1, 2017  *We regret that we are unable to offer financial assistance or college credit for this course. You may earn SHRM credit by taking this course.

 

Sharpen your HR skills to face today's HR issues.

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 provides an introductory overview of the human resource function. Whether you are new to HR or HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program, offered in partnership with SHRM through Holmes Community College Workforce Development, covers the key HR topics you need to know.

Small investment in quality training, 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. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits. Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resoruces 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.

Along with classroom 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.

Build a solid foundation in HR management skills.

 By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course, you will also:

  • Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
  • Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
  • Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

TARGET AUDIENCE AND BENEFITS

 Who can benefit from the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 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 printed 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 printed 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 printed 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 printed 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 printed 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 with others already in the HR field.
    • Use this course to build basic business skills that are valuable in many employment situations.

  Small company or business owners whose managers and/or supervisors are responsible for HR functions 

In a small company, managers and supervisors tend to take on responsibilities outside their skill set, and HR is often one of these. Managers and supervisors end up performing basic HR duties that include all aspects of human resource work and require a range of knowledge that the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides. 

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program develops a critical skill path for employees responsible for HR and will meet your company’s future skills and needs. HR training is a long-term investment in growth and development that will pay off when HR missteps are avoided. 

Regardless of the situation, there are HR issues that your supervisors and managers are handling regularly. Some are straightforward, some are complex. Although the supervisors and managers do their best, they may violate basic HR law and leave your company in a compromising position that could eat up your hard-earned profits. They need to know where their HR role begins and ends and the consequences of their HR decisions.

Since HR can be a moving target, you need to arm your supervisors and managers with basic HR skills to prepare them for the day-to-day challenges of interacting with their staff. Prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain a positive relationship with their staff as well as avoid HR missteps that can end up in costly litigation.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program

Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program combines print materials with online study tools to provide a blended learning experience. This course will give you a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools you can immediately put to use in your organization. The content is newly updated with the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and the SHRM Body of Competencies and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive overall business success.

Print materials

Each SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course participant will receive two printed books.
HR Essentials materials

The Participant's Reference Book: The reference book covers six key human resource topics.

  1. Human Resources. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  2. Talent Acquisition. Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees..
  3. Total Rewards.. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  4. Learning and Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  5. Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  6. Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

 The Participant's Activities Book: The workbook reinforces content and classroom learning. It includes:

  • Course content slides with notes section
  • Application activities

Web-based study tools and resources

The Web-based tools are designed to support the print materials, provide added opportunities to review and master HR concepts, and gain confidence. The tools are available to all SHRM Essentials of Human Resoruces program participants.

 EVALUATE your current knowledge

  • Pre-test to gauge current knowledge
  • SmartStudy tool to develop a study plan
  • Reports that measure progress

 LEARN about key HR topics

  • Module-specific test for each module to check mastery of key information
  • Glossary of key terms for quick reference
  • Resource Center that includes additional resources and reference material

 DEMONSTRATE your HR understanding

  • Threaded case study featuring real-life scenarios to apply concepts learned throughout the course
  • Post-test to assess learning gain
  • Certificate of Achievement awarded to those who pass the post-test with a score of 80% or higher

BENEFITS

Benefits for employees

Through the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course, participants can:

  • Attain knowledge and practical HR skills to effectively approach challenging HR issues.
  • Gain expertise in areas of HR management that are broader than the normal scope of their job.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations.
  • Increase their on-the-job confidence.
  • Utilize the print materials and one-year access to onlinetoolsas a comprehensive source of HR information.
  • Earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) or recertification credit hours and a certificate upon completion.

 Benefits for companies

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:

  • Reduces the company's risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-HR management.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within the company.

Course benefits:

  • Company/tuition reimbursement (varies by employer)
  • Structured dates, times, and assignments to keep students on track
  • Convenient schedule—two-day workshops, evening or weekend programs
  • Cost-effective HR training
  • Real-world case studies to apply learning
  • Networking opportunities
  • Instruction from an HR expert

 Value of the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course

Time-efficient and comprehensive: One training program covers vital HR topics in less than 20 training hours.

 Focused learning and professional development: Condensed format, online study tools, and guidance of an instructor help students stay on track.

 Peer and instructor interaction: Network and gain real-world insights into HR while learning the content.

 Cost-effective: All students need to learn about the basics of HR in one training source, with corporate discounts for group training.

 Proven training from the leading HR association: SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM educational programs are developed according to the highest quality standards and are regularly updated to reflect changes in legislation and HR polices.

Certification

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course is not designed for certification preparation. It is, however, an excellent feeder course for other HR courses your institution offers and can be positioned as a stepping stone for those not yet ready to embark on SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation.