HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses

Price of course: $79.00
Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
HRCI Credits: 3
  • Type: General
IACET CEUs: .3

Course Description

The people who make up your business are among your most valuable assets. Proper management of those human resources is critical for creating and sustaining a skilled and engaged workforce, developing a positive business culture, and generating a competitive advantage. Human resource personnel are involved in tasks like recruiting, selecting, compensating, training, developing, and disciplining employees. Who carries out these tasks varies depending on a business' size and organization. Large organizations may have a dedicated HR manager or even an entire HR department. In smaller businesses, on the other hand, HR responsibilities may be carried out by the CEO or business owner, delegated to staff, or outsourced.

Regardless of whether they will be responsible for carrying out HR tasks themselves, small business owners should be aware of important human resource issues, options, and controversies. This course reviews key areas in human resource management, like crafting job descriptions, finding the right people for those jobs, fairly compensating employees, and responding to performance issues. We also survey important employment laws and some best practices for creating a workplace that is safe and healthy for employees. Experts provide commentary and share their personal experiences relating to common HR issues.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe options for managing HR responsibilities in a small business environment
  • Consider different approaches to employee recruitment
  • Create a job analysis
  • List the steps involved in employee selection
  • Review various methods for evaluating prospective employees
  • Describe the importance of onboarding
  • Distinguish between training and development
  • Describe common types of training and training delivery methods
  • Identify elements of compensation
  • Consider the importance of wage equity and competitiveness
  • Distinguish between legally-mandated and optional benefits
  • Compare various methods of performance appraisal
  • Describe common behavior issues
  • Explain the importance of progressive discipline

Key Features

  • Expert-supported
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Video content
  • Audio-enabled in app

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


Notes

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.