This popular series provides an intensive overview of the key elements of the contemporary human resource function. Sessions are interactive with opportunities to discuss application to individual situations. Practical, usable ideas and suggestions for handling HR matters are offered.
The goal of this series is to make you aware of the issues present in the ever-changing human resource field—rather than trying to make you an expert. As a result, you may not know how to handle every situation that arises, but you will know “what questions to ask.”
Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Introduction to the legal and regulatory compliance issues that persons in human resources or supervisory positions deal with on a day-to-day basis. This session will cover:
- The role of HR in the organization
- Understanding the culture of your organization
- Employment at will
- Legal and regulatory requirements: impact on you and what do you do?
Maintaining accurate, secure, personnel records complaint with state and federal law. This session will cover:
- Introduction to posting of notices
- Retention and recordkeeping of key records, letters and reports
- Understanding immigration law
- Access to personnel files
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
An introduction to issues in equal opportunity and affirmative action.
- What is illegal discrimination?
- Review of EEO laws
- Understanding affirmative action
- Avoiding discrimination problems
The Employment Process
An overview of the employment process starting with pre-employment through the termination process.
- Defining the employment relationship
- Recruiting/Interviewing/Selection/Making the Offer/Orientation
- The importance of job descriptions
- Ways to lessen the legal risks in reference checks
- Understanding pre-employment testing
- Terminations/Layoffs/Recalls- what you need to know
Basic Wage and Salary Administration
Building a broad understanding of the basic principles of compensation.
- What is compensation and definition of HR’s objectives in salary administration
- Understanding FLSA and other laws and regulations affecting compensation programs
- Introduction to benefit programs
Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation, and Safety and Health
Basics of unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, and safety and health responsibilities—from compliance to controlling rate to employee involvement.
- Understanding unemployment from both the employer and employee perspective
- Review of workers’ compensation laws and the filing of claims
- Safety and health and your role as an HR professional
Communicating with Employees
HR’s role in communications.
- HR’s role in communication- objectives, gaps and key areas
- Effective listening and its role in building trust
- Guidelines for effective communication
- Facts and myths about employee morale
- HR’s guide to rumor control
Training and the HR Manager
HR’s role in employee training and development.
- Why do we do training?
- Training, education and development defined
- Creating a training needs analysis and audit
- Basics of adult learning theory
- Training resources
Prerequisites: It is designed for HR practitioners just entering the field, established HR employees with little or no formal training, other employees who have responsibilities that fall under the HR umbrella, and business owners and managers without HR departments.
Advanced Preparation: There is no advanced preparation for this course.
Competencies: Business Acumen, Customer Focus, Decision Making, Diversity Awareness, Functional Knowledge and Skill, Integrity and Ethics, Interpersonal Communications, Organizational Agility, Professional Work Environment, Leadership Communication and Staffing
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic/Update
Recertification Credit Hours: 29
Specified Credit Hours: HR
“The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”
Professional Development Credits awarded: 29
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Recommended CPE Credits: 36
Fields of Study: Personnel/HR, Administrative Practice, Business Law, Communications, Management Advisory Services
Duration: Four Full-days – 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
September Offering: Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, & Oct. 19, 2017
Member Cost: $1575; NonMember Cost: $2375
For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancelation policies, please contact AAIM’s Research and Solutions Team at 314-968-3600.