HR Course Program Description (Topics):

The course covers all functional areas of HRM.  Topics covered are listed below (this is NOT an all inclusive list).

Business Management, Leadership & Strategy: Global business challenges and trends (off-shoring, globalization, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures); HRM challenges (internal and external); HRM roles, competencies, and careers; ethics in the workplace; HR planning; forecasting supply and demand; leadership and management principles; project management skills and tools; outsourcing; consulting and managing consultants; Business Management (finance and accounting, operations, marketing, sales, IT); budgeting; strategic planning; environmental scanning and key trends; mission/vision/values and organizational culture; strategic HR audits; assessing organizational effectiveness; balanced scorecard; Six Sigma; change management; organizational cycles; organizational strategies and aligning HR; organizational structures; HR Information Systems; technology trends; transformational HR and how it differs from operational HR (transactional); Business metrics; primary and secondary research; the scientific method; descriptive statistics; quantitative and qualitative analysis; corporate government and ethics; understanding the legislative process; corporate social responsibility; individual performance and retention strategies; job satisfaction; organizational commitment; motivation and learning theories; leadership theory


Workforce Planning & Employment: Major EEO laws and concepts; diversity, EEO, and affirmative action; Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection; EEO compliance; managing diversity; harassment (all types) and workplace relationships; developing jobs - design, analysis, descriptions, and specifications; recruitment; interviewing; selection and placement; selection tools, tests, and methods; background investigations


Human Resource Development: Talent Management; strategic training; needs assessment; training design; training delivery; evaluation of training; careers; development needs analysis; development of employees; succession planning; management development; coaching; identifying and measuring employee performance; legal and effective performance appraisals; performance management

Compensation & Benefits: Laws effecting compensation and benefits; compensation systems design and pay structures; developing a base pay system; incentives for performance; organization and team-based incentives; executive compensation; mandatory benefits; health care; time-off benefits; benefits administration

Employee & Labor Relations: Non-union and union work environments; laws, rights, and responsibilities; common law doctrines (employment at will, just cause, due process, etc.); balancing employer security concerns and employee rights; policies, procedures, and rules; employee discipline; alternative dispute resolution (ADR); positive employee relations practices; nature of unions; basic labor law; process of unionizing; collective bargaining issues; the bargaining process; grievance management; strikes, boycotts, and lockouts; global unions.   

Risk Management: Legal requirements; intellectual property; global risk management; safety management; health issues; security issues; investigation procedures; OSHA, enforcement agencies; risks; violence in the workplace; emergency response plans; surveillance; employee assistance programs; employee wellness programs; substance abuse or chemical dependency issues

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