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Understanding the Human Resources Function

No matter what role we play in an organization, we are all affected by human resources. This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain.

It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. In particular, attention is given to the hiring process, including ways to locate quality employees in a competitive labor market. Employee rights and the legal side of the human resource field are also covered.

This program has been approved for 24 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Understanding the Human Resources Function Details + Objective

Course Code: res

You Will Learn
  • Learn to handle basic human resource functions effectively
  • Understand the hiring process, including ways to locate quality employees in a competitive labor market
  • Examine employee rights and the legal side of the human resource field
  • Learn how to conduct effective interviews
  • Gain a new respect for the vital role Human Resources plays in an organization
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in your ability to relate to employees and coworkers in an appropriate way
  • Learn to make better hires even in competitive markets
  • Open the door to new opportunities in entry-level HR positions
Understanding the Human Resources Function Outline
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Week 1

Explore the roots of human resources, and see how the human resource function has evolved from trade guilds, through the industrial revolution, to modern times. Then take a look at the variety of vital activities that are frequently included in the human resources function.

Week 2

Focus on preparing job advertisements and application forms, how to review and screen applications, conduct interviews, and verify information to ensure that it's correct. Then look at each part of the interview—from how to set it up and what approach to take to rating the person after the interview.

Week 3

Traditionally, many companies simply run a classified job ad when they need a new employee, but in this lesson, we'll explore other alternatives that may be equally effective in recruiting especially in competitive job markets. Then analyze job satisfaction and the factors that keep employees happy.

Week 4

Explore both moral and legal rights and how they can be used to benefit employees. You'll also take a look at what to do if an employee complains that either moral or legal rights are not being protected. Then examine laws that govern union-management interactions, prohibit discrimination, set wage and hour requirements, and set benefit and safety standards.

Week 5

In this lesson, you'll take a look at policy manuals—what they should include, what policies are most common, and what you should do to ensure that your policies comply with the law. Then focus on the need for effective communication programs at work and how to implement them.

Week 6

Take a look at common employment benefits such as insurance and retirement. We'll cover how to put together a benefit package, and options for including free benefits that are attractive to employees. Finally, take a look at eight habits that successful human resources professionals adopt. You'll leave with the insight and ability to achieve excellence at work!

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Understanding the Human Resources Function Instructors
Ann Nevers

With a law degree and masters in health law, Ann Nevers is involved in dispute resolution in areas of business, employment, and health care. She regularly teaches courses in business law, employment law, dispute resolution, and health care. She has published a number of academic articles, edited legal manuals, and written chapters on employment, dispute resolution, and health care topics. She has industry experience as a director of a regional corporation.

Understanding the Human Resources Function Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Understanding the Human Resources Function Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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