Human Resources Foundations

Human Resources Foundations
Date and time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, September 12, 2017

This course will provide an overview of the strategic role human resources personnel play in organizations. It provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of recruitment and selection, communications, laws and regulations, record keeping, and employee compensation. This is the core course for the Human Resources Certificate. 

Key Information:

The human resources function in today's marketplace 

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Writing recruiting ads
  • Screening applicants
  • Do's and don'ts of reference checking
  • Effective interviewing
  • Evaluating the candidates

Communicating and Enforcing HR Policies

  • COBRA and FMLA
  • Employee handbook
  • Job descriptions
  • Positive discipline


  • Personnel records to be maintained
  • Setting up personnel files
  • Legal requirements of record keeping

Laws and regulations

  • Protecting employee privacy
  • EEOC
  • ADA
  • Affirmative action
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employee compensation, benefits, policies
  • Understanding a wage and salary plan
  • Ways to reduce unemployment insurance
  • Understanding basic HR policies

Time Management

  • Setting goals and prioritizing
  • Techniques for controlling interruptions
  • Organizing and streamlining your workload

This dynamic one-day seminar provides a succinct overview of the Human Resources function through exercises, games, examples and self-assessment instruments. This is an excellent introduction to the human resources field.

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Open to public, alumni, faculty, staff