SHRM Essentials

The newly updated SHRM Essentials of Human Resources (HR) course provides foundational HR knowledge and incorporates components of the SHRM BASK. It provides insights into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies required of effective HR professionals around the world.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources (formerly SHRM Essentials of HR Management) provides participants with knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. The course addresses six key human resource subjects in a user-friendly format designed to give an effective learning experience. Reference book includes topics listed below:

  • Human Resources: Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Talent Acquisition: Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
  • Total Rewards: Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Learning and Development: Obtain an understanding of orientation, development and training.
  • Performance Management: Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  • Employment Law: Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

This 4-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future.

Why Enroll in Our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the SHRM Essentials of HR is designed by global subject matter experts and incorporates six key topics from the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK). Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining learning materials with expert instruction and peer discussion.

SHRM Essentials Course Benefits

Who Should Enroll In this Course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resources concepts and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

  • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and 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
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
  • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

Course Materials

We understand the demands on the HR professional. That's why the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course balances printed materials, online learning and live instructor support to meet students' learning needs and schedules.

The course reference book covers key HR topics.

  • Module 1: Human Resources Module
  • Module 2: Talent Acquisition Module
  • Module 3: Total Rewards Module
  • Module 4: Learning and Development Module
  • Module 5: Performance Management Module
  • Module 6: Employment Law

The course activities book reinforces the content and classroom learning.

  • Course slides with notes section
  • Application activities

Online tools and resources complement the learning modules.

  • Pre-test, module tests, case studies and post-test to measure and apply what you learn
  • Resource center includes important HR updates and links to valuable resources
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Total cost of the SHRM Essentials course is $760.


To maintain a low teacher-student ratio, we will accept 25 applicants per class into this program.

2024 Session Dates - Coming Soon!


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