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Summer/Fall 2106 start date
|HR Role in Today's Workplace||June 30||Register|
|Legal Issues||January 5||August 25||Register|
|Talent Acquisition||March 1||October 20||Register|
|Performance Management||April 26||January 12||Register|
|Training and Development 2.0||June 21||Register|
|Benefit Fundamentals||January 7||August 16||Register|
|Compensation Fundamentals||March 3||October 11||Register|
|Strategic Role of Human Resource (Capstone course)||May 5||January 10||Register|
|Entire HR Program||Register|
Human Resources' Role in Today's Workplace
This foundation course provides you with an overview of the human resource function and the key roles and responsibilities for helping an organization become an industry "employer of choice". Class discussions focus on a variety of topics, including recruiting and retention; managing a diverse workforce; legal issues; compensation; safety issues; performance management; and future trends in human resources.
- Understand the purpose of Human Resources Management within the organization
- Demonstrate an understanding of employment and labor law
- Develop a successful recruiting strategy
- Understand the value of the training process
- Create an environment that retains top talent
- Implement a successful safety management program
Class PREWORK read Chapter 1, Human Resource Management in Organizations, and Chapter 3, Equal Employment OpportunityRequired Text: Human Resources Management 14th Edition Authors: Robert L. Mathis & John H. Jackson & Sean R. Valentine
Legal Issues for HR Professionals
Each day, HR professionals interpret a variety of state, federal and local laws associated with various employment-related situations. This course will assist you in becoming better informed about how your role and responsibilities can impact the organization’s overall bottom line. You’ll also learn how written policies and procedures impact employees and the organization, and how you can minimize the company’s exposure to costly employee lawsuits and administrative fees.
- Realize the various legal considerations of hiring, promotion and termination issues
- Correct structuring employee handbooks, documentation and employment policies
- Distinguish between state and Federal regulations and guidelines for anti-discrimination laws
- Conduct workplace investigations and effectively dealing with employee privacy issues
Call 800-331-8877 to receive the student discount. Please request the newest version of the California Labor Law Digest for this class.
Prior to the first class, please read Chapter 3, Recruiting and Hiring, and Chapter 5, Verfiying Eligibility to Work.
Talent Acquisition & Retention Strategies
In this course, you will learn about legal considerations in employment to keep your company safe. We will discuss the importance of company culture and ideas on how to create a talent acquisition strategy. You will learn how to develop a recruiting plan that quickly and efficiently attracts and retains the workforce talent that your organization needs to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. In-class discussions and projects will incorporate your own work-related situations and highlight ways to simultaneously increase the candidate selection pool, heighten employee loyalty and improve retention rates.
- Awareness of legal considerations in employment
- Crafting a talent acquisition strategy
- Developing a recruiting plan that efficiently attracts top talent
- Incorporating various assessments to increase your selection success rate
- Creating a culture to retain top talent
This is a core course in the Human Resources Certificate Program.
Human Resources Management, 14th Ed
Authors: Robert L Mathis & John H. Jackson
(Textbooks available on Amazon.com)
Pre Class Assignment Prior to the first class, please read Chapter 3, Equal Employment Opportunity.
Creating effective systems that provide the information necessary to manage employee performance is more critical than ever. You will learn strategies and methods for evaluating performance and diagnosing performance problems, interpersonal skills and competencies for improving communication with employees, and coaching and counseling techniques that make performance interventions more effective.
- View performance management as a systematic process
- Link individual performance to organizational goals and objective
- Effectively design performance appraisal tools
- Enhance coaching skills to make performance interventions more effective
- Handle terminations and disciplinary actions with confidence
Training & Development 2.0
This highly interactive course will provide you with knowledge of current trends in Training & Development (T&D) and give you hands-on experience in applying the major elements of training, including conducting a needs assessment, designing and developing a training module, facilitating training, and applying the best evaluation methodologies to measure the effectiveness of your training. You will be able to link training to your organization’s business objectives, training and development strategy, and employees’ development needs.
- Use a Performance Consulting approach to determine if training is the right solution to a performance issue
- Conduct a needs analysis to identify gaps in performance
- Write measurable learning objectives
- Design a training module
- Facilitate an organization development intervention
- Define four levels of evaluation and use two of them
- Give constructive feedback in evaluating a training design
Required Textbook: There is no textbook required for this course
Explore the use of benefits and services that meet both your employees’ needs and company's vision. Class discussions will focus on various welfare (life insurance, medical, dental, vision), and pension plans, pricing strategies, and employee services, as well as how to administrate them. You will also learn about the latest innovations in benefits and services that other companies have installed as part of their total benefits package.
- Incorporate appropriate Government Regulations of Benefits Plans
- Know the difference and applications for health, welfare and retirement plans
- Administer and communicate of employee benefits
- Analyze employee benefits programs and identify the critical issues associated with different types of benefits
Prior to the first class, please purchase the eBook: How to Series for the HR Professional, Employee Benefit Basics
In today’s economy, it is critical for an organization to offer a competitive compensation package that is appealing to potential employees as well as cost effective for the company. This course covers the essentials of compensation management, including organizational strategies; program development and design; important terms and definitions; and a review of the related legal environment. You will use examples from your own work environments to immediately integrate your new knowledge and skills into your compensation responsibilities.
- Identify and use competitive practice information
- Know applicable government regulations, including reporting and disclosure requirements
- Review variable pay programs and creating an appropriate pay structure design
- Understand and apply appropriate job analysis and evaluation processes
- Realize the importance of identifying the organization’s philosophy, objectives and strategy
The Strategic Role of Human Resources
This capstone course integrates all of the program courses and provides strategies and skills needed to position HR as a strategic partner in the organization. HR professionals will need to be knowledgeable about addressing issues such as change management, appropriate restructuring options, and essential core competencies needed for the organizations’ employees. In this class, you will focus on measuring HR’s overall effectiveness in implementing initiatives such as change management, restructuring options, and development of core competencies of a successful senior level HR professional.
- Learn how to conduct and utilize a SWOT analysis
- Distinguish between the three major business strategies – Low cost leadership, differentiation or customer relationship
- Prepare an HR Action Plan that is aligned with the business plan
- Use power and influence to significantly increase the likelihood of getting people to do what you need them to do
- Address the challenges and strategies for managing a change initiative
- Developing and leveraging a strategic mind-set
No required textbook for this course
* This course is a capstone course for the Certificate program. Students must have completed all other courses before enrolling in this course.