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Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

AMA - American Management Association, Online (+3 locations)
2 days
2,595 USD
Next course start
19 August, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
2,595 USD
Next course start
19 August, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
From 2,595 USD / person

Course description

AMA - American Management Association

Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

Whether you're a recently appointed HR manager, are new to HR or have a non-HR job with HR responsibilities, this course can give you the know-how you need. Understand essential HR functions and learn to develop an action plan to put to work in your organization.

This comprehensive seminar delivers a modern view of HR's role and will educate you and give you an opportunity to practice your skills in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Legal responsibilities
  • Talent Acquisition (Recruiting)
  • Talent Assessment (Performance Management and Diversity)
  • Talent Development (Coaching and Leadership Development)
  • Talent Measurement (Compensation) and much more

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand HR's role as a vital contributor to your organization's success
  • Discover strategies to attract and retain top talent
  • Examine best practices for managing performance and creating compensation, training and benefit systems that drive bottom-line results
  • Identify and deal with potentially explosive issues with an eye to both legal requirements and the needs of your business
  • Analyze HR issues and develop action plans you can implement in your organization
  • See how HR and non-HR functions in every organization can create an effective, complementary work environment

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 6 start dates

19 August, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

26 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Arlington

14 October, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

7 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Chicago

11 December, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

12 December, 2024

  • Classroom
  • New York City

Who should attend?


HR practitioners with less than three years’ experience; non-HR practitioners with HR responsibilities; more experienced HR professionals seeking a fast-paced review of the role of HR in today’s rapidly-evolving workplace.

Training content

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate Expertise in a Number of HR Areas, Including (But Not Limited to) Legal Responsibilities, Talent Assessment, Talent Acquisition, and More
  • Go Back to Your Employer with Significantly More Knowledge on How to Be a Strategic Business Partner and Optimally Run an HR Function, Regardless of Your Level
  • Apply Your New Knowledge in Everyday Interactions with Your Teams

Course Outline, AMA HR Philosophy, and Organizational Assessment

  • Understand Why an Emphasis on Talent, Establishing Relationships and Being Strategic Is So Important (While Also Making Sure That the Functional Areas Are Taken Care Of)
  • Think About How Strategic or Functional Your Job Is and How HR at Your Organization Is Perceived Overall

Relationships and Gaining Trust

  • Understand the Importance of Building Relationships
  • Assess Your Own Relationships and Identify Areas for Improvement
  • Describe the Business Impact of Improved Relationships Between HR and Non-HR

Legal Responsibilities

  • Compare and Contrast Managerial and HR Legal Responsibilities
  • Identify Key Federal Employment-Related Terms and Legislation
  • Explain Questions and Categories to Avoid During the Employment Process
  • Define and Increase Awareness of Workplace Sexual and Other Harassment
  • Identify Legal Trends and Challenges

Talent Acquisition

  • Identify Characteristics of Well-Written Job Descriptions and When “JDs” Should Be Written
  • Understand Differences Between and Reasons for Using the Five Questioning Techniques
  • Know and Apply the Steps and Best Practices for a Recruiting Process
  • Distinguish Key Aspects of Orientation and Assimilation, and Generate Ideas to Make These Processes Better at Your Organization

Talent Alignment

  • Understand Key Concepts of Talent Alignment, Which May Be a New Term for Many
  • Have an Opportunity-Focused Mindset, So That You Can Help the Employees at Your Organization, Which in Turn Helps the Company
  • Demonstrate Your Skills and Abilities as a Strategic Business Partner By Advising Leadership on Talent Alignment, Whether They Ask for It or Not

Talent Management

  • Identify What Talent Management Is, What It Includes, and Important Aspects of It
  • Understand Domestic and Global Mobility
  • Put Talent Management Learnings into Practice

Talent Assessment: Performance Management and Diversity

  • Understand the Objectives and Elements of a Performance Management System
  • Describe the Respective Roles of All Concerned in Preparing for Performance Management Meetings
  • Practice a Performance Management Discussion
  • Learn the Key Components of Diversity and Why Having Awareness of Diversity Is Important for HR Professionals, Leadership, and Employees
  • Understand the Importance of Assessing Talent with a Diversity Lens to Make Sure Your Organization Is a Fair and Inclusive Environment

Talent Development: Training, Coaching, Mentoring, and Leadership/Career Development

  • Identify the Respective Responsibilities of All Concerned in the Training Process
  • Know Best Practices in Mentoring and Career and Leadership Development
  • Understand What Coaching Is and Also AMA’s Coaching Model
  • Practice How to Coach and How to Help Others Coach

Talent Measurement/Compensation

  • Assess Your Company’s Year-End Performance Review Process and Determine How It Could Be Conducted Better/Differently
  • See the Correlation Between the Year-End Performance Review Process and Compensation
  • Know the Characteristics of an Effective Compensation System
  • Be a Strategic Business Partner By Helping Leadership Be Fair About How Your Employees Are Compensated
  • Instill a “Total Rewards” Mindset in the Employees at Your Company

Talent Retention and Transition

  • Understand the Importance of Retaining the Employees You Have
  • Know All the Factors That Could Lead to Someone Leaving
  • Be Fully Aware of Key Best Practices When You Have to Terminate Someone’s Employment
  • Be Better Prepared for Letting Someone Go By Practicing That Difficult Conversation

Functional HR Areas: Benefits, Employee Handbook, Policies & Procedures Manuals, and HRIS

  • Differentiate Between Mandated and Voluntary Benefits
  • Discuss Typical/Popular Offerings
  • Identify Benefits Trends and Challenges
  • Determine the Contents of an Employee Handbook
  • Identify the Components of a Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Fully Understand the Uses and Best Practices of HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems)

Final Activities: Role-Play and Individual Action Plan

  • Highlight Many of the Learning Points in the Prior Modules By Way of a Group Role-Play
  • Put What You Learned into Practice
  • Create an Action Plan for Your Role and Organization


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2595
  • AMA Members: $2345

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, CPE: 14


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Matt T.
18 Oct 2021
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

everything was very clear, lots of examples in ways to go about each section - thorough. Great presenter and tech support

Aderito P.
12 Oct 2021
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

Great instructor and good slides, the producer was very helpful.

Bradly K.
11 Oct 2021
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

Russ does a great job of being engaging and thorough about a wide variety of HR-related topics. I feel very well equipped after going through this course.

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