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SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management


This course is a true introduction to human resource management. The primary focus of this program is to provide participants with a broad overview of the human resource function. The course includes readings, lectures, class discussions, and application activities. The discussions will help students make connections between the readings and the lectures, while the application activities assist in applying new concepts to their workplace.

The Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program offered by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM®) is designed to commence your career and increase your HR effectiveness.  As an introductory course, this program offers a comprehensive overview to human resource management. This course is specifically designed to challenge you and provide the skills you need to confidently face today's complex HR situations and compliance issues within your  organization. Through interactive case studies you will benefit from learning a variety of techniques for handling HR challenges.

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials® of HR Management covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. Topics include; employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, orientation and training, and the performance management process. This program is ideal for those who are new to HR or those who perform HR tasks as a part of their many roles. Access to the web-based software is valid 18 months from the date of purchase.


  • HR Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Trainer
  • HR Generalist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Office Manager
  • HR Administrator
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Entry-Level Professionals who are exploring HR as a career field
  • Line Managers who have HR Responsibilities

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Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.