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Human resources (HR), finance, and administration form the backbone of the organization. They manage functions like recruitment, benefits, and payroll; do the accounting and produce reports on the organization’s financial health; and they are the go-to people who tell us how do manage our daily lives at work. Do not make the mistake, however, of viewing these areas as support functions. They frequently drive organizational strategies like talent management and financial management.

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The Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) certification examinations are widely recognized as the industry standard for evaluating human resource professionals’ competencies. HRCI is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and provides testing and certification services. To obtain PHR or SPHR certification, candidates must meet specific HR work experience requirements defined by HRCI and must demonstrate mastery of the HR body of knowledge by passing a certification examination. SkillSoft is an HRCI Approved Provider, #2304, and these certificates are designed to provide a comprehensive foundation of the HR body of knowledge, preparing you for the certification examinations. For more information about the certification exams, please visit http://www.hrci.org/.

This certificate program is offered through our partner, SkillSoft. They provide comprehensive eLearning content and technology products developed by content experts and educators in cooperation with industry leaders and professional organizations.

Estimated Course Hours: PHR 23 / SPHR 26

Target Audience: Human Resource Professionals, managers, and all individuals preparing for the PHR and SPHR certification examinations of Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI); compensation and benefits analysts, administrators, staffing managers, and recruiters will also have interest in this certifiation path program.

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One of the most significant challenges to the growth and survival of any business is finding and retaining qualified employees. This course explores two aspects of recruitment as one component of a sustainable talent management strategy: attracting the talent needed to meet the company’s needs, and using innovative recruiting techniques to find the right people. It also teaches you strategies for employee retention, employee engagement, employee remuneration, composing comprehensive and accurate job description and approaches for designing a workable wellness program.

Estimated Course Hours: 5.5

Target Audience: Existing human resource professionals, managers, directors, executives, and business owners working in medium to large organizations, governmental agencies, or nonprofit organizations.

Continuing Education: This course is approved for 4 HRCI re-certification credits.

Skillsoft is an HRCI approved provider.

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