Essentials of HR Management Certificate

Designed to provide a solid foundation in Human Resources (HR), this essentials course improves job performance across multiple job titles and functions. Developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Up-to-date, easy-to-understand content ensures that you master HR concepts and apply them to everyday situations and issues.

The SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who:

  • Manage people and need an overview of HR.
  • Perform HR tasks as a part of their many roles.
  • Want to break into the competitive and growing HR profession.
  • Desire to update their current HR knowledge.    
  • Seek career advancement.

After completion of the SHRM Essentials course you will:

  • Build a solid foundation in human resource management.
  • Understand key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and more.
  • Understand the role of the EEOC and its investigatory process.
  • Improve your employee recruitment and selection process to help avoid legal pitfalls.
  • Understand the importance of effectively communicating base pay, incentive compensation, and benefits information to staff at all levels.
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and training and development.
  • Learn the process, methods and purpose of performance appraisals.

Basic HR overview curriculum specifically designed for supervisors, managers and others needing to understand human resource principles and requirements in order to lead teams and supervise staff, can be customized for businesses, government entities and other organizations interested in incorporating best practices, policies and procedures.  To  coordinate a customized offering for your team, contact us at 

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Essentials of HR Management Certificate – HRCU 0034
Certificate of Completion and  2.4 CEUs

This certificate program is ideal for those who are just starting out in the HR profession, perform HR duties, or are looking for an effective way to boost their employee-management skills. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities, giving participants critical knowledge to help reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve their ability to handle challenging HR issues.

Participants learn techniques for effectively handling daily HR and people management challenges by discussing real-life HR issues.  Gain the knowledge and skills you can use immediately in the areas of:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Development
  • Performance Management


  • April 18 – June 5, 2016
  • Registration Deadline: April 7, 2016


  • Fully Online


  • Sherrie Paull

Tuition & Materials 

  • Standard Tuition: $400
  • Materials: $255 (Required and not included in tuition)

The SHRM Essentials of HR Management Learning System is purchased through Brandman at registration & are non-refundable. Materials will arrive 1-3 days prior to the start of class and shipped to the address you provided at registration.