Human Resources Professional Exam Prep

36 Hours / Schedule Varies / Instructor Led

Course Overview:

Course Offerings

Sessions:
March 18, 2020 – June 24, 2020
July 13, 2020 – August 19, 2020
October 5, 2020 – November 18, 2020

Time:
6 pm – 9 pm CST
7 pm – 10 pm EST
4 pm – 7 pm PST

Days:
Mondays & Wednesdays

Tuition Includes:
Book(s)
Materials

36 Hours Synchronous Learning / Schedule Varies / Instructor Led

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Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management and prepare for the PHR ® Exam throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. In addition, this course provides study materials to help prepare for the PHR ® Exam.  The PHR ® Exam Study Guide will be utilized throughout the course to supplement the Human Resource Management textbook and provide review materials for exam prep.  Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as Human Resource Managers, as well as the preparation needed to sit for the PHR ® exam. 

Course Objectives:

Students will:
  • Define Human Resource Management (HRM) and each of its major functions and processes.
  • Identify the aspects of strategic HR planning, including environmental scanning, labor market analysis and forecasting, internal analysis and forecasting, gap analysis, HR plan and strategy development, and HR strategy and implementation.
  • Conduct a job analysis and write a job description and specifications that are conducive to recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and compensation.
  • Identify sources for attracting and recruiting talent, internal and external applicant sources, laws pertaining to recruitment, and recruitment strategies.
  • Students will describe and evaluate employee selection tools, laws and regulations governing selection, and the benefits and risks of effective and ineffective selection.
  • Students will define and identify the dimensions of work performance using a holistic approach, list the outcomes of effective appraisal, and describe commonly used appraisal method.
  • Define the terms "training" and "development", describe a systematic approach to the training and development including its features, list and describe various forms of training, and identify factors and decisions that should be considered in creating and implementing training.
  • Apply motivation theories, structures and types of pay, and HR laws to design a pay and reward system.
  • List and describe types of benefits that organizations offer.
  • Identify laws and policies that directly relate to equal opportunity, diversity, and the role of unions.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

This course prepares a student to take the HR Certification Institute ® (HRCI ®) PHR ® (or SPHR ®) certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: HR's Roles, Strategy, and Planning

This lesson will provide an introduction to Human Resource management, and the various roles of the HR professional.  In addition, this lesson will explore aspects of strategic HR planning, including environmental scanning, labor market analysis and forecasting, internal analysis and forecasting, gap analysis, HR plan and strategy development, and HR strategy and implementation.

Lesson 2: Equal Employment and Discrimination

This lesson will provide an overview of equal employment and discrimination issues.  In addition to an overview of the primary issues related to equal employment and discrimination, this lesson will discuss legal considerations, health and safety, diversity, demographics, and globalization.

Lesson 3: Workforce, Jobs, and Retention

This lesson will discuss job analysis and job design and how they are used to allow an HR Manager to design positions and tasks, recruit, compensate and evaluate, and supervise.

Lesson 4: Staffing: Recruiting and Selection

This lesson we will explore a variety of recruitment sources, discuss the importance of effective recruitment, and link recruitment to strategic HRM. Additional topics include effective employee selection, employee selection tools and their validity and reliability, legal issues in employee selection, and trends, opportunities, and challenges in employee selection.

Lesson 5: Training, Talent Management, and Career Development

This lesson will explore the concepts of training and development, HRM approaches to training and development, and the various forms of training and development.

Lesson 6: Performance Management and Appraisal

This lesson will discuss the use of a holistic approach to defining and assessing work performance as well as the outcomes, trends, and methods of performance evaluations.

Lesson 7: Total Rewards and Compensation

This lesson will discuss pay and benefits as critical factors in the attraction, motivation, and retention of talent. Specifically, this topic will discuss several psychological principles at work in the motivational role of pay and rewards, including Content Perspectives, process and equity perspectives, and behavioral perspectives. This lesson will also discuss the most frequently used types of pay, including hourly pay, piece-rate pay, competency-based pay, outcome-based incentives, salaries and exempt positions, team-based pay, independent contractors, and executive pay.

Lesson 8: Variable Pay, Executive Compensation, and Benefits

This lesson will explore the types of benefits organizations may offer, the legal issues and policies impacting the provision of benefits, and how benefits impact the pay/benefits package.

Lesson 9: Risk Management, Worker Protection, and Employee Relations

This lesson will provide a comprehensive overview of risk management, worker protection, and employee relations.  In addition to a discussion of health, safety and security, individuals will learn about disaster preparation, recovery planning, and employee discipline.

Lesson 10: Union/Management Relations and Grievances

In this lesson, participants will learn about union/management relations and grievances.  Labor laws and the unionization process will be discussed.  In addition, this lesson will provide an overview of collective bargaining issues and the collective bargaining process. Upon completion of this lesson, individuals will be prepared to perform union-related human resource functions.

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares a student to take the HR Certification Institute ® (HRCI ®) PHR ® (or SPHR ®) certification exam.

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.

To be eligible for the PHR ® you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

To be eligible for the SPHR ® you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.

Instructional Strategies:

  • Lecture
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Group Activities
  • Individual Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Written Assignments

Instructor Biography:

Coming soon!

Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of  Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.

Attendance:

Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail. 

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **