HR 1: Human Resources: You've Got This — How to Do Your Job, Aligning with Key HR Strategies (February 15 - March 21, 2024)

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Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/07/2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)

The first of this two-course series will provide key human resources fundamentals for those workers touching the HR function without necessarily having an HR background. You’ll get tips and guidance towards building and maintaining an engaged workforce, helping to contribute to your organization’s strategic goals. Special attention will be paid to the federal employment -laws, from an HR rather than lawyer perspective. The objective of this course is to support the work you do in your role, and provide consultation on effective employment-related decision-making.  

The following is an outline of the topics:

  • Week 1: Human Resources Overview — a big-picture look at what people serving some of all the HR function want to be aware of (Key areas: what is human resources; employee lifecycle; knowledge, skills, abilities to thrive in your role)
  • Week 2: Talent Acquisition and Planning — finding and securing rock star talent that fit your organization (Key areas: job analysis; recruiting in today’s environment; interviewing; onboarding)
  • Week 3: Engaging and Retaining Your Workforce — making and keeping your organization as a great place to work (Key areas: employee satisfaction; employee engagement; retention tips)
  • Week 4: Performance Management — from coaching to termination (Key areas: performance management; disciplinary process; employee relations; labor relations)
  • Week 5: What Do Employees Need from You — designing your role and approach to serve employee needs (Key areas: core competencies; employee development)
  • Week 6: Employment Laws (Federal) Part One — key laws that drive the employment experience (Key areas: select federal laws review; course review)

The live Zoom lessons will be held on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

Audience Level

Intermediate

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Week 1: Human Resources Overview — a big-picture look at what people serving some of all the HR function want to be aware of (Key areas: what is human resources; employee lifecycle; knowledge, skills, abilities to thrive in your role)
HR 1 Week 1: Human Resources Overview
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
Week 1: Human Resources Overview - Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Welcome to the HR 1 Course: Human Resources Overview — a big-picture look at what people serving some of all the HR function want to be aware of (Key areas: what is human resources; employee lifecycle; knowledge, skills, abilities to thrive in your role) Assignment 1: Due before the first lesson scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2024. Post in the Discussion Forum your responses to the following pre-class questions. Click on the "Click To Post" button below to post. 1. Your current job title or position. 2. Number of years you have been in that position. 3. The reason you registered for the HR 1 Course: Employee Selection and Promotion. 4. What you are hoping to get out of this course.
HR 1 Week 1 Quiz
10 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
Week 2: Talent Acquisition and Planning — finding and securing rock star talent that fit your organization (Key areas: job analysis; recruiting in today’s environment; interviewing; onboarding)
HR 1 Week 2 Pre-work
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. LinkedIn - The Future of Recruiting
HR 1 Week 2 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Talent Acquisition and Planning Please enter into the discussion board the following: • What is the primary external recruitment tool you use to find rockstar talent? • Do you currently have an employee referral program and if you do, what are the specifics to the program? (Feel free to attach your organization’s policy, if willing to share.) • List your favorite question to use when interviewing a candidate.
HR 1 Week 2: Talent Acquisition and Planning
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 2 Quiz
10 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
Quiz One Update
Open discussion to continue.
Open discussion to continue. Quiz One Updates to 2 Questions
HR Availability to Staff
Open discussion to continue.
Open discussion to continue. A more detailed response to a question raised in Session/Week One.
Week 3: Engaging and Retaining Your Workforce — making and keeping your organization as a great place to work (Key areas: employee satisfaction; employee engagement; retention tips)
HR 1 Week 3 Pre-Work
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. Please review the attached Employee Retention Guide.
HR 1 Week 3: Engaging and Retaining Your Workforce
02/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)  |  60 minutes
02/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)  |  60 minutes
HR 1 Week 3 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Please enter onto the discussion board the following: • What is one thing your organization does to build employee engagement; or write what you ‘wish’ they would do. • What is your retention rate (if you do not know this, please simply state ‘my company does not currently track or share this information)? • From what you have heard, what company out there has a highly-engaged workforce?
Week 4: Performance Management — from coaching to termination (Key areas: performance management; disciplinary process; employee relations; labor relations)
HR 1 Week 4: Performance Management
03/07/2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)  |  60 minutes
03/07/2024 at 12:00 PM (CST)  |  60 minutes
Week 5: What Do Employees Need from You — designing your role and approach to serve employee needs (Key areas: core competencies; employee development)
HR 1 Week 5: What Do Employees Need from You
03/14/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
03/14/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
Week 6: Employment Laws (Federal) Part One — key laws that drive the employment experience (Key areas: select federal laws review; course review)
HR 1 Week 6: Employment Laws (Federal) Part One
03/21/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
03/21/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes

Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program

CLM Credits

Meet minimum course requirements and earn the following credit towards your CLM application or recertification.

  • Application: 6 hours of credit in Organizational Development
  • Functional Specialist Credit: 6 hours of credit in Human Resources Management
  • Recertification: 6 hours of credit in Human Resources Management

Continuing Education Credits

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs. Knowledge Domains: HR Expertise; Critical Evaluation

SHRM: 22-A4GUY 

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HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
The HR 1 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

HRCI: 580665

Functional Areas: Employee Relations and Risk Management; Talent Planning and Acquisition; Business Management

Course Requirements

Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

John Newton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

John Newton and Associates

John Newton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a Human Resources and Learning and Development professional. He is a coach, consultant, trainer, teacher and public speaker who specializes in helping people and organizations reach their ultimate potential. His company, John Newton and Associates (JNA), provides people-development services in higher education, government, non-profit and for-profit organizations within a diverse variety of industries. Newton’s philosophy is “Kindness is the bottom line.” Be kind to your employees and they will remain engaged and motivated — employees who know they matter will be more productive, positively impacting your company’s bottom line. Be kind to your customers and they will come back for more — customer loyalty builds business and your bottom line. He has been an instructor for DePaul University and Northern Illinois University for nearly 20 years.