Essentials of Human Resource Management

Essentials of Human Resource Management

Sharpen your fundamental HR skills to face today's HR issues

SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course which provides an introductory overview of the human resource function.  Whether you are new to HR or if HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, the program, offered in partnership with SHRM, through Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, and Penn State York covers the key HR topics you need to know.


Who should take this course:

New or junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base

Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company

Business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation

New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills

Representative selling or supporting HR systems and services

International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of US HR practices

Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to learn HR as a skill for the future


Essentials of HR Management Course content and materials

The Participant's Reference Book includes the printed content of the course.  It addresses six key human resource management practices, compiled into one comprehensive course book for easy reference.

1.  Human Resource Management -- Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.

2.  Employment Law -- Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

3.  Recruitment and Selection -- Develop important skills for selecting employees

4.  Compensation and Benefits -- Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.

5.  Employee Development -- Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.

6.  Performance Management -- Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.

Our condensed structured format and live instruction will keep you on track, providing real-world insights into HR while learning content. This course also allows you to network with other HR professionals.  Finally, an on line component offers Web based materials to reinforce classroom discussion.

Registration Information

Fall 2017

This class will be video broadcast between the Penn State Berks and Penn State Commonwealth campuses; student selects the site they wish to attend.  The instructor will alternate between the two sites.

Dates:    TBD
Time:      6:00 - 9:00 PM
Tuition:  $600 and includes the required textbook and materials.
Location:  TBD

Online registration coming soon!

Check with your employer to determine if you are eligible for employer tuition reimbursement.

Questions?  Please contact Elaine Berish at 610-396-6230 or