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Human Resource Management

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Cost: $399.00
CEU: 3   |   HRCI: 14
Access Time: 180 days
 

An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company, but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance management, and employee appraisals.

This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. What does an employer need to know about anti-discrimination regulations? What are the key aspects of pay policies? How can employers avoid the traps of the employee selection process? In this suite of courses, you will discover the answers to these and other important questions.

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Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your learning about human resource management.

Our Ask the Expert feature connects you to a network of experts ready to answer any content-related questions you have. You can expect to receive a response within 24 to 48 hours, though some questions are answered the same day they are sent.

Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. The course has no textbooks or prerequisites.

Courses include:

  • Compensation
  • Employee Selection
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management and Career Developmen

Please click on module titles for details

The modules below are included in the certificate program as a package, but are also designed to be standalone courses with individual course fees for those who wish to gain knowledge in a specific content area. Upon completing the course requirement, participants will be able to print out a certificate of completion.

Compensation

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5   |   HRCI: 3.5
Access Time: 30 days
 

In this course, you will consider the many issues surrounding the key aspects of pay policy: legal requirements, pay equity within an organization, competitive pay within the relevant industry, how and when to grant raises, and different ways payment can be structured.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comply with relevant state and federal "wage and hour" laws
  • Determine the competitive pay level for a particular position in a particular geographic location
  • Discuss and administer a variety of pay structures
  • Effectively confront issues of pay equity within an organization

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Use of the HRCI Seal: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

Employee Selection

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5   |   HRCI: 3
Access Time: 30 days
 

In this course, you will learn about the process of selecting the best candidate from a large, diverse pool of high-quality applicants. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, the course discusses how to conduct an effective job interview, asking questions that elicit relevant information and avoiding questions that might be seen as discriminatory. You will also consider how to discover more about a candidate through the use of reference checks, background checks, and testing.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Conduct an effective job interview
  • Analyze a candidate pool and identify the most qualified candidate given a job description and requirements
  • Decide what additional tests—if any—should be administered to candidates for a specific job
  • Deal productively and sensitively with internal candidates for a job opening

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Use of the HRCI Seal: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5   |   HRCI: 2.5
Access Time: 30 days
 

In this course you will learn about many of the major employment laws, Equal Opportunity issues, and the anti-discriminatory regulations employers must be aware of in hiring, promoting, and firing employees.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the major employment and anti-discrimination laws
  • Understand the basic steps to take in dealing with discrimination complaints
  • Explain and assess issues around alternative work arrangements
  • Outline ways to develop and maintain a diverse work-force

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 2-4 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Use of the HRCI Seal: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

Human Resource Management includes the vital tasks of recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing the employee—both for business and non-profit enterprises.

Since all managers (especially line managers) have HR responsibilities, it is important that they have an understanding of the key concepts of this increasingly important function, especially since many decisions they make about employees have possible legal ramifications.

The course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the key roles and responsibilities of the human resource management function
  • Assess your attitude and your organization's attitude toward human resource management
  • Recognize and define HRM's strategic contribution to an organization
  • Recognize and define human resources terms
  • Differentiate between the day-to-day functions of the HR department and the broader concepts of human resource management
  • Recognize the relationship and partnership that exist between an organization's HR Department and its line managers and identify the key responsibilities of each
  • Differentiate between the structure and reporting relationships of a centralized and decentralized human resources function
  • List and identify the five areas of HRM Planning
  • List the three roles that an HR department must fulfill to maintain the ethical standards of an organization
  • Identify the key global issues and business practices that impact HRM

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments

 

Performance Management

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5 | HRCI: 3
Access Time: 30 days
 

This course considers the different elements of performance management. In its broadest sense, "performance management" is what every good manager does every day: Makes sure employees know what they need to do to achieve the organization's goals, checks to make sure the employees are doing those things, praises employees for doing the right things, and uses constructive criticism when that is not the case. A formal performance management system simply makes sure all those management tasks get done consistently across an organization.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the value of a performance management system
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various types of performance management systems
  • Conduct a performance management interview
  • Design a performance improvement plan

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.

Use of the HRCI Seal: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

Talent Management and Career Development

Cost: $79.00
CEU: .5 | HRCI: 2
Access Time: 30 days

Drawing on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, this course covers the challenges and issues that organizations face in developing and retaining their employees.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the value of a career development program
  • Describe the five stages in the career life cycle (Beginning, Developing, Mid-Career, Mastery and Maintenance, Retirement), and the needs an employee has at each stage of the cycle
  • Explain why career management has become important to employers and employees
  • Outline the tools for career development (training, education, job rotation, transfers, overseas assignments, mentoring, networking, volunteer work, formal career planning)
  • Understand the issues HR departments face with career management

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Use of the HRCI Seal: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.