SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resource Management


SHRM®  Essentials of Human Resources program is an intro course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, small business/office managers, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills. Whether you’re a student, new to HR, or in a small business environment, our course will help you develop the critical HR competencies and learn how to apply them on the job.
No pre-req. Includes all SHRM online materials (no print) for 12 months.  Content developed by the Society of HR Management. Class is taught by a SHRM-SCP HR professional. 

Who Should Attend? 
-- HR staff who need a review/overview of HR functions
-- Managers and supervisors who hire, train, or evaluate staff 
-- Entry level HR professionals or those just starting out in HR
-- Business owners and office managers
-- Employers looking to create a stronger alignment with organizational goals and HR goals
-- HR professionals who are SHRM-CP/SCP certified seeking PDCs through SHRM.  This course will award up to 14.75 PDCs through SHRM.

Topics Covered

  • Lead with Purpose: Understand HR’s role in the workplace
  • Maximize Talent: Learn how HR influences employee experience
  • Champion Culture: Discover how to promote equity in company culture
  • Optimize Intelligence: Understand how to maximize efficiency with HR technology
  • Accelerate Performance: Learn how to create a measurable impact
  • Know the Law: Stay up to date on U.S. federal law
Course Objectives:
  • Identify where and how HR should be a strategic partner to your organization.
  • Build your knowledge of HR practices, behaviors, and activities.
  • Apply newly learned HR knowledge to practical activities you complete every day
  • Plan for ways to transfer the knowledge and skills learned from training to on-the-job tasks.

In cooperation with SHRM®, students can download a certificate upon successful completion of all module quizzes. (70% or above required for a certificate). 

Note: This is an intro to HR course, not a SHRM CP/SCP Certification exam prep course.  For info on our SHRM exam prep class visit our website

Fall 2024.  Friday:  October 18 and 25, 2024
9a - 4:30p
Location:  Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Academic Resources Building, RoomTBA
Enrollment June 30 - October 1
Course Number CAR 775-30   CRN 18105
Professor:  Orellana

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Tuition: $675 which includes all SHRM® online course materials  SHRM ma/license.  Materials are non-refundable once distributed. 
Note:  For Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees:
course is eligible for Commonwealth of MA employee tuition waivers for 50 % of the tuition fee only ($200 tuition waiver).  SHRM online materials are student paid. Submit your HR signed tuition waiver to the MCC student accounts office. 

Refund Policy:
7 or more business days prior to start of course=100% tuition refund. Thereafter 0.   The SHRM online course materials are non-refundable once distributed.

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Last Modified: 7/10/24