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This program is a must for anyone in the business of managing people. Knowing the essentials can keep you and your company out of trouble, make you a better manager, improve workplace morale, help with performance management, and protect your company from needless litigation. 

Knowledge of the basic HR concepts covered in this program will help establish a foundation for implementing effective HR practices and policies within your organization.

SHRM's Essentials® of HR Management is an interactive and engaging introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities.  This program provides participants with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues. 

The content of this course addresses six key human resource management subjects:

  1. Human Resource Management (Understanding the HR Function);
  2. Employment Law (Application of Key HR Legislation);
  3. Recruitment and Selection (Employee Selection);
  4. Compensation and Benefits (Elements of a Total Compensation System);
  5. Employee Development (Orientation, Development and Training); and
  6. Performance Management (Purpose and Process for Performance Evaluation).  

This program blends instructor-led classroom learning with online learning activities, quizzes and a final post course assessment. Online reference tools and resources are available for use in the workplace. Participants will be required to attend the two day interactive course and complete post classroom online learning activities and final course examination for award of CEU's/Certificate of Completion. Students will receive an e-mail communication from The SHRM Distribution Center      

Program Benefits

  • Understanding issues, laws, and procedures related to the employment process will help reduce risks of legal action to your organization.
  • A perfect course for managers who need to know basic HR concepts BEFORE disciplinary action is required and HR has to get involved as well as those who want an overview of areas outside their current specialty or are newcomers to the HR profession.
  • Participants receive 1.2 CEUs of continuing education credit.
  • The action oriented curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for networking, sharing “real-world” experiences, and applying what is learned in the workplace.

Who Should Attend?

This two day course is ideal for small business owners, managers, and entry level HR professionals. Division/departmental supervisors with responsibility for interviewing and training employees, individuals seeking a career in HR, team leaders with supervisory accountabilities, individuals seeking higher management positions, staffing specialists, benefits coordinators, HR administrators, recruiters and payroll assistants will also benefit from participation in this program.

What you get when you enroll in SHRM’s Essentials of HR Management Course

  • SHRM’s Essentials of HR Management print materials and online resources
  • Instructor provided supplemental tools, resources, and learning activities
  • Interactive training by SPHR certified practitioners
  • Full-service catering (continental breakfast, break service, lunch)
  • Peer and instructor networking opportunities
  • CEU’s and certificate of completion

Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours

This program is pre-approved for 12 hours of general re-certification credit for PHR, SPHR and GPHR certified professionals.  Participants must complete the classroom training and post classroom online learning activities and examination to receive a certificate of completion and award of credits.

Course Instructor:

John Newton SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates Consulting and Affiliate Instructor, Northern Illinois University Outreach

DatesLocationTimePrice*Event NumberRegister Online
11/17 - 11/18/2016

NIU Naperville

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $650 - Regular
$600 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
#14729 Select
3/20/17 - 3/21/17

NIU Hoffman Estates

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $650 - Regular
$600 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
#15107 Select
6/7/17 - 6/8/17

NIU Naperville

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $650 - Regular
$600 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
#15108 Select

*Register at least 10 days prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge. 
A shipping fee (if applicable) will be assessed upon registration.

Fees are inclusive of the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service. Participants will receive materials at the program.

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.

IL VETERANS AND IL NATIONAL GUARD GRANT PROGRAMS: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees.  NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants.