Who should attend
There are no admission requirements to take this class.
Program Requirements: In order to successfully earn your certificate of achievement from JMU and SHRM, you must attend all class meetings and complete out-of-class reading assignments. This class is approved for 12 Professional Development Credits/1.2 CEU
About the course
Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. Whether you are new to human resources, or it’s one of the many roles you perform at your company, this course provides a solid foundation and the tools necessary to succeed!
Small investment, big payback
Key HR topics you need to know and giving you the tools you can immediately put to use in your organization:
- Employment law
- Selecting qualified employees
- Orientation and training
- Performance management
The content is newly updated with the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and SHRM Body of Competencies and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive your overall business success!
Build a solid HR foundation
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.
Time-efficient and comprehensive: One training program covers vital HR topics in just 12 hours of training.
Exceptional instruction: Learn from an HR expert who provides insight and one-on-one guidance.
Networking and peer interaction: share experiences, discuss topics, and gain real-world insights into HR.
Stay on track: Structured times, dates and assignments help keep you motivated and on track.
Expertise from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): SHRM is the world’s largest association and leading advocate for HR professionals
Can I Benefit?
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
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
New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills
Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.