When confronted with the complex challenges that can arise in HR, it’s vital to know the essentials. Whether you’re an emerging HR professional or perform HR duties in your role, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program is your guide for fundamental HR training.

Register today for in-person or virtual instructor-led courses to better equip yourself for the challenges of recruiting, selecting and retaining qualified employees.

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With over 50 colleges, universities, and training organizations, you can find an SHRM Essentials of Human ‭Resources course near you that provides expert guidance, peer discussion and a structured schedule virtual or in-person.

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  This is a must-do training for all new folks to the human resource function. Not only do you learn the fundamentals of HR, but you also get to learn from your peers the challenges they face. Very good chance you'll have a different perspective and understanding of the human resource function within your organization.  


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Registration also includes the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program. This program provides foundational HR Knowledge and ‭incorporates components of the SHRM BASK. You will gain insights into the standards for knowledge, ‭strategies and competencies required of effective ‭HR professionals around the world.

After completion of this course you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Human Resources issues facing organizations today
  • Expand awareness of HR behavioral competencies
  • Gain practical expertise to increase job skills
  • Increase on-the-job confidence

The program covers six key HR topics and provides tools you can immediately put to use in your organization:

  • Leads with Purpose. Gain a clear understanding of the immense value HR and the HR professional brings to the workplace.
  • Maximizes Talent.Though talent development, performance management, employee mental health and well-being and more, learn how HR supports and directly impacts all facets of the employee experience.
  • Champions Culture. Learn how culture can help employees thrive and do their best work.
  • Optimizes Intelligence. Obtain an understanding of how HR technology evaluation and integration can strengthen your organization’s strategic abilities.
  • Accelerates Performance. Discover the key role HR plays in elevating workplace performance.
  • Knows the Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation to maintain a culture of compliance.
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