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Fundamentals of Human Resources Management  

This is an overview introductory course of the Human Resource function where students learn the building blocks of effective human resource management. The class will focus on the fundamental Federal laws that affect human resources administration in every company large and small. It will also cover employee relations issues such as compensation, performance management, and discipline.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals exploring HR as a career field.
  • HR professionals with less than two years exempt-level HR experience
  • Individuals in any field wanting to enhance their value as an employee and their marketability by gaining current HR knowledge
  • Line managers with HR responsibilities
  • Professionals recently assigned HR duties without prior HR experience

Topics Covered:

  • The Functions and Roles of Human Resources Management
  • Employment Law in Your Workplace
  • Effective Recruitment and Selection Techniques
  • Basics of Compensation and Benefits
  • Talent Development
  • Managing Employee Performance

This course was developed by Continuing Education at KSU and is not affiliated with SHRM National.

"This was a great overview - very helpful on the nuts and bolts. Class was a combination of lecture, visuals(powerpoint), Q&A, and class exercises. The instructor had a deep knowledge base in HR."
-- Jackie Rudd, former student

"This class brings perspective to what is required in a Human Resources Department."
-- Michelle Daniel, former student

"The class gave a good general overview. Class provided materials. I feel connected to lots of valuable resources."
-- Jaime Hilton, former student

"I would recommend this class to those who think they may be interested in the HR profession. The most valuable aspects of the class were the input on employee relations and interviewing techniques."
-- Jeannine Russell, former student


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