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Senior Professional In Human Resources

In this course you will learn about the five functional areas, Business Management and Strategy, Workforce Planning and Employment, Human Resource Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations and Risk Management, that will prepare you for the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) exam. The SPHR exam, or the SHRM-SCP exam, is critical if you are wanting to move up in Human Resources, as it measures your strategic ability and your ability to join HR processes into the big picture of the organization.

If you are already working in HR this course will prepare you to move into higher levels such as an HR Manager or if you have been out of HR for a while this course will help refresh and prepare you to re-enter the field.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES434

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the job duties and pay of a senior human resources professional
  • Learn the core knowledge and the functional areas of the SPHR exam.
  • Know how to formulate and execute a strategic plan for your department and the organization
  • Understand how to monitor your organization's progress in hiring, retaining, and promoting people who are in protected categories
  • Participate in talent and performance management as a senior human resources professional
  • Know your role in various aspects of labor legislation and labor relations
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as an HR manager, HR director, chief HR officer, or HR business partner
  • Work toward earning your Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR) Administered by Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and/or SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) Administered by SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)
  • Learn the legal and communication skills needed to succeed in human resources

Outline

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Module 1

Explore the world of the HR manager and fulfill core knowledge requirements.

Module 2

Study business strategy and management, as well as workforce planning and employment methods.

Module 3

Continue learning about workforce planning and employment, and know how to grow human resources within an organization.

Module 4

Learn about compensation and benefits, as well as employee and labor regulations.

Module 5

Study risk management, employee rights, and discipline.

Module 6

Cover international human resources, HR strategy, high performance work systems, and prepare for your certification exams.

Details

I.    The World of the HR Manager
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    What Do HR Managers Do All Day?
            D.    The Basics of SPHR Certification
            E.     The Content of the Certification Exam  
            F.     Review and Reflect

II    Core Knowledge Requirements
            A.     Reading Assignment
            B.     Introduction
            C.     Training and Needs Assessment
            C.     Managing Third-Party Contracts
            D.     Communication Challenges
            E.      Accurate Documentation
            F.      Employee Learning and Motivation
            G.     Diversity and Ethics
            H.     Management and Technology
            I.      Analysis and Organizational Structures
            J.      Environmental Scanning, Budgeting, and Attitude Assessment
            K.     Risk Management
            L.      Review and Reflect

III    Business Strategy and Management
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    The Rewards and Challenges of Working in HR
            D.    Planning, Mission, Vision, and Values
            E.    The Strategic Planning Process
            F.    Evaluating Your Organization's Strengths and Weaknesses
            G.    Identifying a Corporate Strategy
            H.    Implementing and Evaluating a Strategic Plan
            I.     Developing Strategic Relationships
            J.     Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
            K.    Corporate Governance and HR Metrics
            L.     Review and Reflect

IV     Workforce Planning and Employment, Part 1
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Employment Laws and the HR Manager
            D.    Training Supervisors and Managers in Employment Law
            E.     Understanding and Applying the Uniform Guidelines
            F.     The EEOC and Affirmative Action
            G.     Review and Reflect


V.    Workforce Planning and Employment, Part 2
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Job Analysis
            D.    Job Analysis (Continued)
            E.     Job Descriptions
            F.     Job Design
            G.    Recruiting and Hiring Employees
            H.    Employee Selection
            I.     Pre-Employment Tests
            J.     Replacement Charts and Succession Planning
            K.    Review and Reflect

VI.    Developing Human Resources Within an Organization
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Talent Management
            D.    Performance Management
            E.    The Performance Appraisal Process
            F.    Creating Effective Training Sessions
            G.    Meeting the Changing Needs of Your Employees
            H.    Human Resources Metrics
            I.     The Role of the Senior Human Resources Professional
            J.     Review and Reflect

MIDTERM

VII    Compensation and Benefits
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Rewarding Employees
            D.    Compensating Employees
            E.     Executive Compensation Packages
            F.     Benefits
            G.    Communicating Benefits
            H.    The Role of the Senior HR Professional
             I.     Review and Reflect

VIII     Employee and Labor Relations
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Labor Legislation
            D.    Employee Relations
            E.    Employee Productivity
            F.    Diversity
            G.    Disputes and Arbitration
            H.    Labor Relations and Unions
            I.     The Role of the Senior HR Professional
            J.     Review and Reflect

VIIII     Risk Management
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Risk Management Process
            D.    Managing Workplace Privacy
            E.    Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
            F.    The Role of the Senior HR Professional
            G.    Review and Reflect

X    Employee Rights and Discipline
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Employee Rights and Discipline
            C.    Employee Rights and Discipline
            D.    Whistleblowing
            E.    Employee Privacy Rights
            F.    Off-duty Conduct
            G.    Body Art, Grooming, and Attire
            H.    Real World Disciplinary Processes
             I.    Terminations
             J.    The Role of the Senior Human Resources Professional
            K.    Review and Reflect

XI     International Human Resources
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Why Work in Another Country?
            D.    Analyzing Your International Environment Using PEST
            E.    Managing an International Environment
            F.    Selecting Employees for International Assignment
            G.    Why Expats Fail
            H.     International Compensation
             I.     Expat Performance Appraisals (EPA)
             J.    The International Labor Environment
            K.     Review and Reflect

XII    Implementing HR Strategy, High Performance Work Systems
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    Fundamental Principles of a HPWS
            D.    Shared Information and Trust
            E.    Learning and Knowledge Development
            F.    Linking Performance and Rewards
            G.    Designing High-Performance Work Systems (HPWS)
            H.    Leadership Roles and Management Processes
             I.    Strategic Alignment
             J.    Implementing the HPWS
            K.    Review and Reflect

XIII    Getting Ready for Your Certification Exam
            A.    Reading Assignment
            B.    Introduction
            C.    HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
            D.    The SPHR Exam
            E.    The SPHR Body of Knowledge Areas
            F.    What to Expect on the SPHR Exam
            G.    Getting Ready for the SPHR Exam
            H.    Recertification
             I.    Review and Reflect

FINAL EXAM

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Instructors & Support

Anna Smith

Anna Smith has worked in the field of human resources for 30 years and has taught at university level for over 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Spalding University, a master's degree in management from Webster University, and a Master Online Teaching certificate from the University of Illinois. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Her experience spans many areas of human resources including recruitment, labor relations, and affirmative action plans.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

This course will prepare you to sit for the HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) SPHR exam. In order to qualify for the SPHR Certification, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Masters degree or higher
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelors degree

            OR

  • Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

This course will also prepare you to sit for the SHRM (Society for Human Resources) SHRM-SCP exam. The qualifications to sit for this exam are:

  • HR Related program + 6 years in HR role

            OR

  • 7 years in HR role with no HR related program
  • HR Related Bachelors Degree + 4 years in HR role

            OR

  • Non-HR Bachelors Degree + 5 years in HR role
  • HR Related Graduate Degree + 3 years in HR role

            OR

  • Non-HR Graduate Degree + 4 years in HR role

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • Managing Human Resources
  • PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Deluxe Study Guide

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR) exam, administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) exam.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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