a Certified HR Professional
Human capital is the single
most important asset in any business and human resources
professionals are charged with protecting these assets.
This 100% online training course will prepare you
for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification
exam offered by the Human Resource Certification Institute
(HRCI). You will be fully equipped to advance your
career as a certified PHR in only 6 months.
Outlook for Human Resources Professionals
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
estimates a 5% job growth for human resources specialists
and a slightly higher rate of growth for those in
management roles. This will equal an additional 33,000
job openings over the next 8 years. The median salary
for those in a human resources specialist position
is nearly $62,000 with top earners making more than
Resources Professional FAQs
NEED A CERTIFICATION TO WORK AS A HUMAN RESOURCES
While a certification is not required to work as a
human resources specialist, the Professional in Human
Resources (PHR) certification is one of the most widely
known and most respected credentials in the field
of human resources. It is also a requirement by most
employers before you will be considered for higher-level
human resources roles.
THIS COURSE PREPARE ME FOR CERTIFICATION?
Yes. This Human Resources Professional training course
will prepare you for the Professional in Human Resources
(PHR) exam offered by the Human Resources Certification
Institute (HRCI). According to Payscale.com, those
who have PHR certification get promoted faster and
have a median salary that is $20,000 higher than those
who do not.
RESOURCES A GOOD CAREER?
Absolutely. Every organization, large or small, needs
someone who can help them with employee relations.
A career in Human Resources can be whatever you make
it. There are dozens and dozens of specialties and
career paths to fit almost anyone interested in helping
others while improving relations between employers
Be fully prepared for the Professional
in Human Resources certification from HRCI
Understand human resources
practices, valuable skills related to recruitment
Gain foundational knowledge
of employment laws and regulations
Develop retention initiatives
and best practices for strategic decision making
There are no specific prerequisites
for taking this course. However, HRCI requires that
you meet one of the following criteria in order to
sit for PHR certification:
• Master’s degree
or higher = 1 year of work experience in a professional-level
• Bachelor’s degree = 2 years of work
experience in a professional-level HR role
• Anything less than a bachelor’s degree
= 4 years of work experience in a professional-level
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN
Learn about opportunities in the HR field and the
skills you will need for success.
HR’S ROLE IN STRATEGY
Learn how to create compelling vision and mission
statements, policies, and metrics grounded in business
RECRUITING AND HIRING
Understand how to write a job ad that will attract
candidates, effectively review résumés,
properly prepare for an interview, and formally make
a job offer.
Learn the basics of training, including the design,
development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation
of training programs.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Understand all the things that must be considered
when designing a compensation and benefits package.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND
Learn the ins and outs of complying with OSHA, protecting
against workplace hazards, and investigating, recording,
and preventing accidents and employee illnesses.
THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
Gain knowledge of employment law as well as an understanding
of equal employment opportunity, avoiding discrimination,
and what happens when an employee files an EEOC claim.
MAKING HR DECISIONS
Learn how to make decisions based on various company
growth strategies and how to use HRIS Software as
well as job analysis as a tool for decision-making.
Learn the full spectrum of affirmative action, how
to create an affirmative action plan, and information
on the AAP you will need to know.
Understand what diversity is and why it is a good
thing in an organization as you learn to manage it
and handle conflict.
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND
Learn the laws that protect employee rights and privacy
and how to properly monitor and document behavior
and discipline employees.
Understand the alternatives to firing as well as how
to prepare for termination, including proper separation
agreements as well as what to do in the event of wrongful
Learn why it is so important to investigate problems
as well as the steps of an effective investigation
including preparing, conducting, and wrapping it up.
MANAGING LABOR RELATIONS
Get a quick overview of the history of unions as you
learn how they work and why employees join them.
CREATING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE
Learn how to ask employees for input and act on it,
delegate authority, keep communication open, and continuously
ask for feedback as you strive to develop a high-performance
GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES
Understand the basics of staffing strategy, cultural
differences, HR in other countries, choosing global
employees, and issues faced by expatriates.
Learn the top reasons employees leave a company and
how you can encourage them to stay as well as the
importance of succession planning.
Find out fun ways to motivate workers and gain nine
strategies for creating a great rewards program.
PREPARING FOR THE PHR
Gain information on externships and internships as
you review the basics of the PHR exam and begin to
Anna Smith has worked in the field of human resources
for 30 years and has taught at the university level
for over 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in
business administration from Spalding University,
a master's degree in management from Webster University,
and a Master Online Teaching certificate from the
University of Illinois. She is also a certified Senior
Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior
Certified Professional. Her experience spans many
areas of human resources, including recruitment, labor
relations, and affirmative action plans.
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