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Human Resources Professional
with Payroll Practice and Management

Become a Human Resources Professional with Payroll Practice and Management

Virtually every organization has a human resources department, so skilled HR professionals are always in demand. Human Resources Professional with Payroll and Practice Management will help you gain the essential skills and certifications you need for a role in any HR department.

The Human Resources Professional course will prepare you for the HCRI's Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. You will gain industry-recognized skills that align with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HCRI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Payroll is a vital extension of most human resource departments. The Payroll Practice and Management course covers all critical areas of payroll administration and management. You will gain an understanding of the major components of the state labor code in your chosen state.

 

What you will learn

  • Comprehensive knowledge needed to sit for the PHR Certification Exam
  • A broad overview of human resources practices
  • Skills for handling recruitment, performance appraisals, and training processes
  • Strategic decision making for compensation and job evaluation
  • Foundational knowledge of U.S. laws and regulations regarding employment practices
  • OSHA rules governing employee health and safety
  • Strategies for implementing retention initiatives
  • Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as well as the Internal Revenue Code
  • Master the mathematics associated with calculating wages and taxes
  • Learn the fringe benefits and compensation offerings that could be given by an employer

 

How you will benefit

  • Learn how to contribute to company strategy planning so you can be a more valuable member of the team
  • Prepare for PHR certification and set yourself apart
  • Open the door to new career opportunities and higher salaries after obtaining your PHR certification, including jobs such as: HR generalist, Recruiter, HR Representative, HR Assistant, HR Specialist, HR Manager, Compensation and Benefits Manager, and more
  • Set yourself up for a successful career as a payroll specialist, bookkeeper, payroll manager, or payroll accountant
  • Know how to effectively communicate and manage a group of employees within a payroll department
  • Master the federal taxation laws that pertain to payroll so as to become better equipped to handle clients' needs

 

How you will benefit

  • Freight broker school can provide you with the resources you need to obtain your brokerage licensing/authority from the federal government.
  • Graduates will be able to participate in our weekly job opportunity event called Resource Friday—read more about it below

 

Outline

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Recruiting and Hiring Employees
Appraising and Improving Employees' Performance
Training Programs
Compensation and Benefits
Employee Health and Safety
The Legal Environment
Making HR Decisions
Affirmative Action
Diversity
Employee Rights and Discipline
Termination
Investigations
Managing Labor Relations
Creating a High-Performance Workplace
Global Human Resources
Retention
Motivation, Rewards, and Recognition
Preparing for the PHR Exams
Introduction to Human Resources
HR's Role in Strategy

Payroll Practice and Management

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Introduction to Payroll
Determining Worker Status
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Federal Employment Taxes
Payroll Forms
Fringe Benefits – Tax-Preferred and Other Related Health Benefits
Fringe Benefits – Deferred Comp, Retirement Plans, and Stock Options
Other Employee Benefits
Calculating Gross Wages
Calculating Gross Pay – Additional Topics
Paycheck Calculation – Taxes
Paycheck Calculation – Voluntary and Involuntary Deductions
Gross to Net Paycheck Calculation
Compliance – Laws and Reporting
Global Payroll
Payroll Process and Systems, and Audits
Paying the Employee
Payroll Administration and Management
Basic Accounting
Exploring Payroll Careers
Exam Preparation
Payroll Project

 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer operating systems.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • HR
  • PHR / SPHR – Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

 

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, other than basic computer knowledge. However, if you plan to take the PHR exam after completing the course, you will need one of the following:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a professional HR position with a master's degree or higher, OR
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a professional HR position with a bachelor's degree, OR
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in a professional HR position with less than a bachelor's degree

 

Instructors

Anna Smith
Anna Smith has worked in the field of human resources for 30 years and has taught at 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.

Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is a consultant for small businesses, travel agencies, and home-based business startups with more than 25 years of experience. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. She is also a QuickBooks Certified Advisor and bookkeeper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

 

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