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Essentials of Human Resources


SHRM Essentials of HR Management

Essentials of Human Resources

Small investment in quality training, big payback

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the 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. The Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. 

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. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits.


Program Dates, Times, Location:

Grand Rapids - Downtown

45 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503   



October 17 - November 14, 2017
Tuesdays, 6-8:45pm                                                                                                  


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Eligible for SHRM recertification credits (PDCs). 

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • 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.

The blended learning experience combines print and online tools with the benefits of an instructor-led class. 

Who Should Attend: 

The Essentials of Human Resources course improves job performance across multiple job titles and functions.      

  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company.

  • 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.

  • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base.

  • 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 have HR as a skill for future positions. 

The Essentials of Human Resources course provides a great foundation for the SHRM Certification program.  Click here to learn more about SHRM Certification! 


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