Essentials of Human Resource Management
The Essentials program is designed for junior HR practitioners but is also ideal for individuals involved in hiring or managing employees.
Do I need an HR background?
An HR background is not necessary to gain a broad overview of the human resource function with SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program. Since the program is not based on a certification, previous HR experience is not required.
Is there a certification exam?
No, currently there is not a certification tied to the SHRM Essentials of Human Resource
Management Certificate Program. However, the basic HR knowledge covered in this program mirrors the HRCI body of knowledge in a general format.
Are there any tests?
Yes, when administered through the college and university channel, a 50-question paper and pencil final exam is included with the materials, but is not required for completion.
Is there any out-of-class work required?
A participant activities book is included with the purchased materials. Depending on how your class is structured, the instructor may assign these activities for out-of-class completion.
Will I be able to get a job in HR after this class?
This course is designed as an introductory course that offers a broad overview of the HR function. Partipants will gain practical HR knowledge that may be helpful during the hiring process. It is not, however, a guarantee for securing employment in the HR field.
I’m thinking about going into HR. Will this class be helpful for me?
Yes, this course provides a broad overview of the HR function and can provide a foundation of HR knowledge to build upon.