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Workforce Planning and Employment (HRCI: PHR/SPHR)

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This course focuses on job analysis and recruitment strategies. The process of analyzing and documenting job descriptions is an important step in workforce development. HR professionals need to be able to establish key criteria for hiring, retention, and promotion, and understand how to approach recruitment efforts strategically in order to help achieve key organizational objectives. This course will concentrate on these important skills as well as techniques for approaching and securing staffing alternatives, and for internal skills and labor market assessments and analysis. This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.
  • identify common methods for conducting a job analysis
  • identify key competencies of a position
  • identify the elements required to develop and update job descriptions
  • identify examples of essential job functions
  • use key hiring criteria terminology appropriately
  • identify guidelines for establishing hiring criteria
  • identify examples of appropriate activities to retain employees
  • identify key elements of promotional policies
  • recognize activities performed in each stage of recruitment strategy
  • recognize examples of staffing alternatives
  • describe the focus of each element of a labor market assessment
This course examines employment legislation and regulations regarding strategic workforce planning. It outlines how HR professionals are expected to ensure all workforce planning and employment-related activities comply with key federal laws and regulations. It discusses the development, implementation, and assessment of affirmative action plans and other equal opportunity considerations. It also provides direction on how HR professionals should approach internal staffing assessments to help ensure key skills and competencies are catalogued, reviewed for relevance, and tested on a regular basis. Additionally, this course provides instruction on how to gauge the effectiveness of past, current, and future hiring initiatives. The course covers the need for HR professionals to link workforce requirements to an organization's short-term and long-term objectives – for example, how employees contribute to these objectives. This course also discusses the importance, and use, of workforce planning metrics such as turnover and recruitment statistics. This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.
  • recognize which employment situations are protected by which law
  • recognize key aspects of affirmative action plans
  • recognize activities done in the stages in the affirmative action planning process that contribute to developing an AAP
  • recognize how to implement an affirmative action plan
  • describe four different types of audits used to evaluate affirmative action plans
  • match workforce assessment techniques to their examples
  • identify internal workforce assessment techniques
  • identify workforce planning techniques
  • recognize the types of factors to consider to measure the success of your organization's recruitment and sourcing efforts
This course examines many of the key elements of an organization's orientation, onboarding, and exit strategies. It focuses on HR's role in post-offer employment activities such as relocations and verification of employment status. This course examines the importance of and how to establish effective orientation and onboarding programs and how to ensure they remain relevant and effective. Retention strategies and supporting efforts are examined in detail, along with their direct correlation with organizational success. Finally, the course will provide direction on key organizational exit processes and procedures such as terminations, restructuring, and reductions in force (RIF). This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.
  • recognize how to help employees cope with relocation
  • identify key considerations for developing a customized relocation analysis
  • identify Form I-9 compliance requirements
  • identify employment activities that can potentially lead to civil and criminal penalties
  • identify components of effective employee onboarding programs
  • recognize how to deal with challenges commonly encountered when implementing onboarding programs
  • recognize how to measure the success of employee onboarding programs
  • identify types of job-related information kept in common personnel files
  • recognize effective strategies that help drive retention
  • describe the steps to implement a retention program
  • identify examples of succession planning program assessments
  • recognize how key federal laws apply to downsizing
  • recognize common severance package benefits
  • identify key considerations when preparing for termination meetings
  • identify methods that optimize exit interviews
This course examines the sourcing and selection of employment candidates. Also covered are the best approaches to internal and external recruitment, with a focus on key recruitment sources such as job postings, referrals, and the various types of candidates, such as active and semiactive. This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.
  • identify internal recruitment sources
  • identify external recruitment sources
  • sequence the steps to implement a recruitment strategy
  • identify employer marketing and branding techniques
  • describe key components developed for a selection process
  • identify the purpose of common selection tests
  • recognize the key guidelines and interview techniques for gauging the suitability of candidates
  • describe key stages involved in interviewing candidates
  • recognize types of interviewer biases
  • identify characteristics of compensation plans
  • recognize types of compensation
  • identify guidelines for extending written employment offers
  • identify examples of various types of employment contracts
Generally taken near the end of a program, Final Exam: Workforce Planning and Employment (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned) enables the learner to test their knowledge in a testing environment.
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