Ideally suited for those who may already have human resources-related responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Human resources managers
- Lead supervisors
- Operations managers
- Staffing agencies
- Consultants and others who commonly work with staff in union or non-union environments.
What You'll Learn
Examine common issues facing today's employers and the core principles of human resources management, including:
- Supervision and retention of staff
- Employee benefit administration
- Insurance and risk management
- Human resources law
- Labor relations
- Workers' compensation
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in private companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
- Human Resources Manager
- Labor Relations Coordinator
- Payroll Manager
- Staffing Manager
If you are a professional preparing for a management-level position, you will benefit from this program as well.
“After I was displaced from my previous employer, I knew obtaining my certificate would help me in my job search and keep me engaged in my field of work.”
San Gabriel Children's Center
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school education or equivalent
Upon successful completion of your certificate program, you may be able to apply credit from your Human Resources Management coursework toward a specialized M.B.A. at La Sierra University.
- Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), which maintains districts in Riverside, Temecula and Coachella Valley
- Inland Empire Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Review the mission, purpose, and structure of human operations within industrial, service, or public organizations.
- Human resources as it relates to the organizational mission
- Employee selection, performance appraisal, discipline, and compensation
- HR management operations and organizational structure
- Legal issues
- Training and employee development
- Unions and union relations
- Strategic planning
- Trends in human resources management.
Participants survey the major aspects of labor-employee relations in union and non-union environments. Topics include:
- Constructive employee discipline and employee relations issues
- Current laws and compliance; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), sexual harassment, discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Wrongful discharge
Time is also given to discuss strategies to help maintain proactive communication with employees and current issues in employee relations.
Examine recruitment and staffing processes including preparing a job analysis and description, documentation, background checks and making the offer.
- Legal aspects of recruitment and selection
- Reviewing applicant pools
- Equal opportunity considerations
- Search requirements
- Pay and benefit options
- Search standards and policies
- Formal offers and packages
Survey compensation programs as applied to the various segments, functions, and levels of the work force, including legal provisions.
- Job evaluation and analysis
- Relate job performance to compensation
- Wages and incentive plans
- Wage and salary surveys
- Health care, retirement and other benefits within compensation plans
- Independent contractor compensation levels and agreements
- Training and development benefits
- Non-financial compensation issues
“Successful careers in the private and public sectors, and now in the academic world, allow me to contribute where my strong mentoring skills and passion for student achievement and employee empowerment are valued. The classes I teach afford me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and help students identify their unique skills and learn how to make a difference.”
Lee A. Fenstermaker III
Fenstermaker & Associates Training and Consulting
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