Build a solid foundation in HR management skills.
By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course you will also:
This course provides important knowledge and skills you can use immediately in your day-to-day job:
This program is designed to launch your career and increase your HR effectiveness.
Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management program combines print materials with online study tools to provide a blended learning experience.
Each SHRM Essentials of HR Management course participant will receive two printed books: Participant’s Reference Book and Participant’s Activities Book. For students taking the course online the materials will be mailed to you before the course begins at no additional charge.*
The Participant’s Reference Book includes the printed content of the course. It addresses six key human resource management practices, compiled into one comprehensive course book for easy reference.
1. Human Resource Management. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
2. Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.
3. Recruitment and Selection. Develop important skills for selecting employees.
4. Compensation and Benefits. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
5. Employee Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
6. Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
The Participant’s Activities Book contains copies of the instructor slides with room for notes and application activities.
Web-based study tools and resources
The Web-based tools are designed to support the print materials, provide added opportunities to review and master HR concepts, and gain confidence. The tools are available to all SHRM Essentials of HR Management program participants.
EVALUATE your current knowledge
LEARN about key HR topics
DEMONSTRATE your HR understanding
*For students living outside of the contiguous United States shipping costs will be an additional fee charged separately from the tuition cost. Please note that shipping costs may vary depending on the mailing location.
You'll learn techniques for handling HR challenges through interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues. You'll also receive the SHRM® Essentials of HR Management Certificate Program manual consisting of six modules, glossary, and index as well as the Participant's Activities Book. In addition, you'll have the opportunity earn a Certificate of Completion from George Mason University and to earn Continuing Education units (CEUs) for completing this course.
Benefits for employees
Through the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course, participants can:
Benefits for companies
The SHRM Essentials of HR Management course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:
Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course provides a solid foundation in human resource management that improves HR job performance across multiple job titles and functions.
To receive a Certificate of Completion from George Mason University and SHRM, 100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
“I gained knowledge of the overall HR function which will definitely help me in my current position.”
“Excellent overview and real life examples.”
“Good overview of the different areas of HR- good for entire level HR staff as well as those interested in learning about HR.”
“I hoped to gain more knowledge about HR to apply to my job and this course did that.
“This course helped me gain more of the best practices/procedures that I need in my workplace.”
“Great overview and information course - good precursor to certification (PHR) course.”
“Great course for foundational learning of general HR functions.”
“I would recommend the whole course - it gives a good overview of the HR function without being too overbearing even for a layman.”
“Great class - will have entire staff attend.”
"Great for HR professionals with 0-5 years experience and also managers and supervisors"
"Wish I had taken it a year ago."