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Human Resource Functional Excellence

Program Overview

The HR Functional Excellence Certificate program examines the different functional areas that comprise the field of Human Resource Management including talent recruitment and development, effective interviewing, performance management, HR strategy, compensation and benefits, and HR law. Presented by experts at the forefront of the latest developments in their field, each workshop focuses on the skills necessary to be successful in the HR role and offers practical approaches for applying these skills in real-world situations.

Workshop topics include:

1.     HR Strategy Development

2.     HR Leadership

3.     Talent Acquisition and Retention

4.     Selection Principles and Best Practices

5.     Developing Human Capital

6.     Performance Management

7.     Compensation and Rewards

8.     Health Care and Employee Benefits

9.     Legal Implications

10.  Implementing Change/Transformation

Format:

One night per week for 10 consecutive weeks; 6pm-9pm.

Credit Available:

3 CEUs, 30 CPEs

Cost:
$3,495, includes iPad Mini

        

 

Who Should Attend

Newly-appointed Human Resource professionals, HR specialists moving from one functional area in the field to another, line managers with HR responsibilities, and individuals exploring HR as a career change will all benefit from the HR Functional Excellence Certificate Program.

 

Program Benefits

You will learn how to develop leading-edge HR programs, acquire skills to enhance personal effectiveness and business outcomes, and augment your professional career growth.  Upon completion of this program, participants will have the in-depth knowledge, skills and background necessary to succeed in the field of Human Resources.  Participants will also have the opportunity to network and interact with professional peers from a wide variety of organizations.

Curriculum

1.     HR Strategy Development
This module will delve into the many trends and issues facing companies and HR professionals, including an examination of why certain companies outperform their competition and how they gain a sustainable competitive advantage through the management of human capital.  This session will also explore how emerging trends and issues influence businesses, competition and HR Management (job design, staffing, training & development, compensation and incentives, performance management, etc.)  You will be well equipped to create effective human resource strategies and integrate them with the business challenges you will face in HR.

2.     HR Leadership
A distinguishing factor influencing success or failure in any organizations is leadership.  A company’s ability to transform and keep competitive will in part be determined by the competencies, strength and leadership abilities of its human resource management team.  This module will explore the human dimension of work including both the theory and practice of leading and managing people in contemporary, successful organizations.

3.     Talent Acquisition and Retention
Helping an organization attract and retain talent is the most significant, value-added contribution that HR can make. Defining critical job requirements and developing labor market strategies that result in a qualified pool of applicants is a key issue for recruitment specialists. Building on job requirements and labor market strategies, this workshop covers the latest recruitment techniques and strategies, legal issues, and the art of “selling” your organization to prospective recruits in a tight labor market. Discussion will focus on innovative and best practices in recruitment including use of the internet.

4.     Selection Principles and Best Practices
Selection procedures affect the very essence of organizations – their human resources. Selection is the process of gathering information that forms the appropriate baseline for deciding which job applicants should be hired. This program will look at the history of employee selection and will examine selection models, selection devices, types of criterion measures, testing fairness, and utility and validation models. These matters will be discussed in the context of legal obligations to provide equal employment opportunities.

5.     Developing Human Capital
In today’s competitive economy, organizations must strategically engage and invest human capital to keep productivity at a high level.  The HR department, and core responsibility of the training and development professional, is to allocate training dollars for it employees to enhance their value and contribution to the organization and retain great employees, among other benefits. This module will analyze how to determine training needs, develop specialized training programs, and evaluate the cost effectiveness of those training programs.  Attention will also be given to management-development techniques and procedures.

6.     Performance Management
“How am I doing?” Managers and researchers agree that providing employees with timely and accurate feedback concerning their job performance increases productivity. This session will discuss how to use the elements of a performance appraisal to motivate employees and ensure a high level of productivity. Topics covered include the basics of performance measurement and how to set work standards, record behavior, rate performance, and how to conduct an effective review as well as legal and administrative considerations.  The workshop will also discuss how performance appraisals affect other administrative functions such as promotion, salary increases and layoff decisions.

7.     Compensation and Rewards
Employee compensation decisions affect workers and businesses alike through their effects on corporate competitiveness and bottom-line profits as well as on employee job satisfaction, motivation, and turnover.  This workshop will provide an overview of key decisions and processes in designing a compensation system that is consistent with the organization's business goals and strategy, motivates employees to greater productivity, and also takes  into account key wage and hour laws and other constraints. Topics will include:  pay structure design (e.g., establishing pay grades using job evaluation and salary survey information);  individual- and group-level pay-for-performance system design; and an overview of special compensation situations (e.g., salespeople and executives).

8.     Health Care and Employee Benefits
It takes great care to design a benefit package that equally meets the needs of both the employee and employer from cost to coverage and everything in-between.  Increasingly, HR and Benefit professionals are taking a greater role in leading this effort while continuing to maintain administrative duties.  In this session, you will learn how to instill a shared accountability mind-set among workers and educate employees to be smart benefit shoppers.  Practical examples and how-to-roadmaps will lay the foundation for a plan of action you can use at your company.

9.     Legal Implications
Virtually all aspects of the employment relationship are affected by legal considerations. This module examines the areas of law, both federal and state, that impact your workforce and provides the knowledge necessary to establish a legal-friendly workplace, free of potential lengthy litigation. Key subjects include: employment-at-will, EEO laws, medical screening, harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), social media, and privacy. A discussion of the implications of recent federal and state court decisions will give you practical information about how the law is applied.

10.  Implementing Change/Transformation
A leader’s ability to implement change can have a direct and significant impact on a company’s success.  This session outlines action steps HR professionals can take to influence successful transformation. This includes learning how various transformation models that can be tailored for companies based on corporate culture and the skill set of their HR staff.  HR professionals will be equipped with new strategies to enhance their value as a leader and member of the executive team.

 

Faculty

is a nationally known HR consultant, author and speaker specializing in use of HR initiatives to achieve company objectives. He has published over 100 articles on HR management issues. Markowich is...
Ingrid Fulmer is Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, School of Management and Labor Relations.  Professor Fulmer's research is in the areas of...
Program Dates Location Duration Details
Mar 16 - May 18, 2015 Piscataway, NJ Ten Week Program Details