HR Essentials Course


Human Resource challenges impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the key topics and fundamental issues surrounding HR today. 

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The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course teaches the HR knowledge, skills and competencies required for overall business success. Whether you are new to HR, are a small business owner, or have HR responsibilities as part of your role, SHRM-Atlanta’s course provides insight into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies required of effective HR practices.

 

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Focused and Time-Efficient Training

In less than 20 hours of classroom time, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. The course covers real-life HR issues and current topics that are vital for any supervisor or manager to know:

  • Employment law
  • Selecting qualified employees
  • Compensation
  • Orientation and training
  • Performance management
     

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.
 

Program Overview

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 SHRM Body of Competencies and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive overall business success. 

Our 2-day HR Essentials seminar includes all the printed and online learning materials you need. Each participant receives:

Printed 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.

Printed Activities Book

Reinforces content and classroom learning

  1. Course content slides with notes section
  2. 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 Resources 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

APPLY 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

 

Student Reviews

"We had an incredible instructor! He covered information very gracefully and with a sense of humor. This allowed us to retain a great deal without feeling bored."

"A highlight I found memorable in the course was the way the instructor included real life events and creative ways to make connections to topics."

"An engaging teaching style... [the instructor] did his best to draw people into discussion."

 

Seminar Information & Dates 

 Seminar

 Dates & Times

Location 

 Instructor

 Registration Fee

Fall 2019 

Register

September 17 & 24, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
SHRM-Atlanta HQ
Overlook I
Conference Center
2849 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339 
 
 
Charles Craig
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, MBA
 

SHRM-Atlanta Members: $549

Non-Members: $709

Event+ Membership: $689*

*Event+ registrations include one year of SHRM-Atlanta membership that becomes active once the registration has been processed.

 

 

 

Meet Your Instructor: Charles Craig

Charles Craig has over twenty-five years of experience in human resources. His certifications include, SHRM’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). Charles earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Brenau University. He has instructed the PHR/SPHR learning system for over ten years. Charles also instructs the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP prep course for the University of Georgia and the PHR/SPHR Learning System for Emory University. 

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