SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resources

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In cooperation with SHRM, this non-credit, professional development course offers a solid, comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. We will provide participants with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improve the ability to handle challenging HR issues related to performance management, recruiting and retention, labor and employment law.  No pre-req.  Includes all SHRM online materials and textbook. Materials are developed by the Society of HR Management.  Course is taught by SHRM certified instructors. 

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
-- Those seeking a career in HR 
-- HR professionals who are SHRM-CP/SCP certified seeking PDCs through SHRM.
This course will award up to 14.75 PDCs through SHRM. 

HR Topics Covered
: The HR Function;Talent Acquisition; Compensation and Benefits; Learning and Development; Performance Management; Employment Law. In cooperation with SHRM®, a certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all modules.  

For Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees:  Tuition waivers are for tuition only.  Materials/texts are not eligible for waivers.

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

Summer 2019 term:
July 17 and July 24       9a - 4:30p      Wednesday           Bedford        Patalano   Room TBA
Course # CAR 775 30
Enroll: Call 1-800-818-3434 April 1 - June 27.   Please provide course number, a valid email, address, and phone number.

Tuition:$620 which includes all SHRM® materials.  SHRM texts will be distributed the first class and is non-refundable. Note:  For Commonwealth of Mass. Employees: Course is eligible for Commonwealth of MA employee tuition waivers for tuition fee only.  

SHRM text/materials are not part of tuition waiver.  

Refund Policy:
5 or more business days prior to start of course=100% tuition refund.
Less than 5 business days prior to start of the course=50% tuition refund. 
After course begins $0.  Transfers not accepted.
The SHRM texts/materials are non-refundable once distributed.

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Questions: Please call 781-280-3608 or EMAIL

Last Modified: 3/11/19