Human Resources Management Essentials
Online human resources certificate
If you are looking to refresh your current human resources knowledge or supplement your business skills and education with HR classes, our online Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate can help prepare you to take the next steps in your career. Through flexible online classes, you'll cover human resources essentials on your schedule, from home.
Cost of Program
$997 Save $150
$49/month, Start for as low as $29
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What You Will Learn
- How to plan training methods to bring out the best in employees within the workplace.
- How to understand various compensation strategies, calculate appropriate pay increases, and analyze features of total compensation.
- How to make effective decisions as a manager and a leader.
- How to understand and discuss various types of employee benefits including health insurance, pension plans, and more.
HR Management Essentials Career Outcomes
Human resources professionals are needed in every industry to hire, train, retain, and manage the type of employee talent that can help businesses succeed. The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. However, combined with previous relevant work experience or education, our online Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate can help prepare you to refresh your HR skills or learn new skills that can help you advance in your career.
State Licensing Requirements
Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.
Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.
Human Resources Certificate Student Stories
Penn Foster Graduate, 2021
"Trying to work full time to support a family and follow your dreams is hard but with having the option to do it online is a lifesaver."
Online Human Resources Certificate Curriculum
- 5 courses
- 52.2 continuing education units (CEUs)
- 21 exams
- 2 submitted projects
In our Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate courses, you'll cover foundational HR topics that can help you prepare to refresh your current skills or add new ones to your resume to advance in your career. Your online HR management classes include:
- Principles of Management
- Human Resources Management
- Compensation Management
- Employee Benefits
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Online Human Resources Certificate FAQs
How can earning this certificate help me with my career in HR?
Those working in HR come from a variety of educational and work backgrounds. Many start with a degree in human resources or a similar field, like business management. Adding an HR credential to your resume can potentially help you stand out when applying to human resources jobs. However, since it's a certificate-level program, it may not qualify you for a job in the field without a relevant work background or degree. For those already working in HR, our online Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate can act as a refresher course, allowing you to refine and update your HR skills.
What is the current outlook of the HR field?
Every industry requires a human resources department, so there are often many opportunities to work in the field. While career outlook can vary based on where you live, what company you work for, and more, the outlook should remain positive for most positions in the workforce.
Can I work in HR from home?
Generally, those working in HR tend to work in an office workplace setting. This can be especially important in HR roles that require you to work one-on-one with employees and their managers. However, more than ever before, many industries are reconsidering what jobs can be done remotely. With that in mind, depending on your employer and your position, you may have the opportunity to work from home on a limited or even permanent basis.
What types of soft skills are required for the HR field?
Since those working in HR deal closely with employees and managers, people skills are a must. From strong verbal and written communication skills to an ability to handle conflict, HR employees need to be able to seamlessly move between offering advice to employees and working to meet the hiring needs of managers.