This is a preparatory course for the SHRM Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR®) certification examination. The course focuses on the six areas of the SPHR exam:
The course provides a solid foundational prep for the SPHR examination. If the student commits to the preparatory course and studies they will gain sufficient knowledge and practice to sit for the SPHR examination. Successful completion of the exam involves application of law and/or concepts to factual scenarios*. Students should expect to spend a significant amount of study time doing actual practice questions in addition to the reading materials.
The SPHR exam is administered by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Students are responsible for registering and paying for the exam. This is not an academic course for credit.
MODULE ONE: Business Management and Strategy
Role of Human Resources
Strategic Planning Process
Legal and Ethical Issues
MODULE TWO: Workforce Planning and Employment
Legislations re: Employee Rights, Privacy and Consumer Protection
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action, Gender Discrimination, Harassment.
Job Analysis and Documentation
Employment Practices and Records Management
MODULE THREE: Human Resource Development
Adult Learning and Motivation
Human Resource Development Program Design, Program Implementation and Assessment
Career and Leadership Development
MODULE FOUR: Compensation and Benefits
Compensation, Compensation Systems and Pay Administration
Benefit Programs, Government-Mandated Benefits
Evaluating the Total Compensation System
MODULE FIVE: Employee and Labor Relations
Employee Involvement Strategies
Discipline and Formal Complaint Resolution
Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining
Unfair Labor Practices
Public-Sector Labor Relations
International Employee and Labor Relations
MODULE SIX: Risk Management
Safety, Health and Security
Reduction or elimination of risk of loss
Methods of instruction
Lecture, group work, sample test questions.
*We do not guarantee the student will pass.