SHRM's Essentials® of Human Resources

SHRM's Essentials® of HR provides you with a solid overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives you practical tools you can use immediately in your organization. The knowledge you gain will help you reduce potential lawsuits and handle challenging issues effectively.

You'll learn about six key human resource management subjects:

  • Human resources: understanding the HR function.
  • Talent acquisition: attracting and selecting employees.
  • Total rewards: key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Learning and development: orientation, development and training.
  • Performance management: purpose and process for performance management.
  • Employment law: application of key HR legislation.

This course awards 12 hours of professional development credit for retention of certain HR-related certifications. This course is not a preparation for the HR certification exam.

Who should take this program?

  • New and junior HR professionals.
  • Business owners and office managers.
  • Managers and supervisors with employee management responsibilities.
  • Job seekers wanting to transition into a career in HR.
  • HR professionals seeking to update current HR knowledge.

Course Overview

Price Discounts Modality Materials PD Credit
$800 SHRM member, NIU alumni Instructor-led, in person at NIU Naperville Course materials and online resources included 12 hours of professional development credit available


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