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Human Resource Essentials  

An introduction to the challenging and ever-changing field of human resources, this overview class will use real-life case studies as a basis for discussing HR’s role and its potential impact on an organization. The class will cover acronyms and jargon used in the profession; the competencies required to be successful as an HR practitioner; an explanation of available HR certifications; and an overview of the HR Certificate program. This course is a recommended prerequisite to attending other HR certification courses.

At the completion of this course, students should know and be able to:
  • Identify HR acronyms and jargon
  • Define human capital and explain its importance to the organization
  • Define and explain the role of HR in the following areas and the challenges in each, including:
  • Strategic Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Explain the key competencies needed by HR professionals and why certification is important.
  • Discuss current challenges facing HR
  • List common ethical issues faced by HR professionals
  • Identify industry certifications
Individuals seeking to enter the field of human resources; non-HR professionals in supervisory roles who have the responsibility for interviewing, training, evaluating, or disciplining employees; and new or experienced managers interested in learning more about efficient employee management skills.


Human Resource Essentials

Item: C083 Margaret Farber
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Lacey Building 1
Sessions: 2 M Tu Location: Room 191
4220 6th Avenue SE Lacey, WA 98503
8/24/2020 - 8/25/2020 Fee: $345.00

Registration for this class will open on May 19.