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Professional in Human Resources (PHR® or SPHR®) Exam Prep (Online)

135 hours
135 hours
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Course description

Professional in Human Resources (PHR® or SPHR®) Exam Prep (Online)

Learn about the exciting world of human resource management and prepare for the HR Certification Institute PHR® or SPHR® exam!

This online, self-paced course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. It also highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. The PHR® or SPHR® Exam Study Guide will be utilized throughout the course to supplement the textbook and provide review materials for exam prep.

Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as human resource managers and will be prepared to sit for the PHR® or SPHR® exam. (12 months to complete course)

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Training content

  • Lesson 1: HR's Roles, Strategy and Planning
  • Lesson 2: Equal Employment and Discrimination
  • Lesson 3: Workforce, Jobs and Retention
  • Lesson 4: Staffing: Recruiting and Selection
  • Lesson 5: Training, Talent Management and Career Development
  • Lesson 6: Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Lesson 7: Total Rewards and Compensation
  • Lesson 8: Variable Pay, Executive Compensation and Benefits
  • Lesson 9: Risk Management, Worker Protection and Employee Relations
  • Lesson 10: Union/Management Relations and Grievances


The cost of this training course includes all course materials.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define human resource management (HRM) and each of its major functions and processes.
  • Identify the aspects of strategic HR planning, including environmental scanning, labor market analysis and forecasting, internal analysis and forecasting, gap analysis, HR plan and strategy development, and HR strategy and implementation.
  • Conduct a job analysis and write a job description and specifications that are conducive to recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and compensation.
  • Identify sources for attracting and recruiting talent, internal and external applicant sources, laws pertaining to recruitment and recruitment strategies.
  • Describe and evaluate employee selection tools, laws and regulations governing selection, and the benefits and risks of effective and ineffective selection.
  • Define and identify the dimensions of work performance using a holistic approach, list the outcomes of effective appraisal and describe commonly used appraisal methods.
  • Define the terms "training" and "development," describe a systematic approach to the training and development including its features, list and describe various forms of training, and identify factors and decisions that should be considered in creating and implementing training.
  • Apply motivation theories, structures and types of pay, and HR laws to design a pay and reward system.
  • List and describe types of benefits that organizations offer.
  • Identify laws and policies that directly relate to equal opportunity, diversity and the role of unions.

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