SHRM's Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program
This program is designed for managers, supervisors or other employees that have hiring, performance management or other human resource (HR) responsibilities.
This is the perfect course for managers who need to know basic HR concepts BEFORE disciplinary action is required or a HR specialist has to get involved. Essentials of HR Management is also for those who are looking for a career change and an overview of HR, outside their current specialty. Also, newcomers in HR who want an overview of the whole field will find this course a good starting point.
Learn best practices in:
- Recruitment and selection
- Employment law
- Compensation basics
- Orienting and training employees
- Performance management
Essentials of HR Management is not for the seasoned HR professional (unless you're looking for a general update) but is a must for anyone managing people. Knowledge of the essentials can keep you and your company out of trouble, make you a better manager, improve workplace morale, help with performance management and protect your company from needless litigation.
Module 1: Essentials of Human Resource Management
Overview: This module answers the question "What is human resource management?" It explains the key HR roles and responsibilities and details the planning process that is at the center of HR efforts.
Module 2: Employment Law in Your Workplace
Overview: Being aware of legal issues and ensuring compliance throughout the organization is a significant responsibility. This module explains the key pieces of legislation with which an organization must comply.
Module 3: Effective Recruitment and Selection Techniques
Overview: Staffing an organization with qualified employees who can achieve strategic goals and objectives is important to every manager in an organization. This module examines several important aspects of staffing and focuses on how to make the best match between the job and the person.
Module 4: Basics of Compensation
Overview: This module discusses key aspects of a total compensation system, maps out the process for developing pay structures, and describes the common types of pay increases.
Module 5: Orienting and Training Your Employees
Overview: This module discusses the purpose of employee orientation, training and development. It provides a perspective on how adults learn while considering several methods of training and gives you insight into determining whether training is successful.
Module 6: Ensuring Quality Performance
Overview: Performance management encompasses processes used to identify, encourage, measure, evaluate, improve, and reward employee performance. Performance appraisal is the focus of this module. The module discusses the purpose of performance appraisals and maps out the appraisal process. It introduces you to various appraisal methods and lays out the steps to follow when disciplinary action becomes necessary.
Who Should Attend?
The course is specifically designed for employees with management responsibilities:
- Entry-level human resource professionals
- Divisional or departmental supervisors who have the responsibility for interviewing and training employees
- Individuals seeking a career in human resources
- Team leaders with supervisory accountabilities
- Employees with management responsibilities
- Individuals seeking higher management positions
SHRM's Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program is designed for entry-level HR professionals, those exploring HR as a career field, and supervisors who have HR responsibilities. It is also appropriate for HR professionals, such as staffing specialists, whose experience has been in a single functional area.
- Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization
- Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance
- Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-HR management
Practitioner-focused and competency-based. The curriculum is designed by subject matter experts and includes application exercises designed to develop competencies and decision-making skills.
Action-oriented curriculum. Designed to provide opportunities for professionals to network, share "real-world" experiences, and apply what they learn to the workplace.
Networking opportunities. Program provides networking with your peers.
Instructor: Jeff Russell, (MS, UW-Madison) co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations achieve their goals by successfully responding to the challenges of continuous change. With a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching, Jeff has guided organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 firms, social and public sector organizations, and small family businesses toward their goals. Jeff received his Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the UW-Madison where he serves as an ad hoc faculty member for the Small Business Development Center. Jeff also is an adjunct faculty member for UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Colleges.
Jeff and his wife and business partner Linda have co-authored eight books. Recent publications include: Managing the Problem Employee, Leading Change Training, Strategic Planning Training, Change Basics, Strategic Planning 101, and, most recently, Ultimate Performance Management, (ASTD Press, 2009). For more information on Jeff and his work, visit Russell Consulting, Inc.’s website at www.RussellConsultingInc.com.