Course content

The SHRM Learning System Course features printed workbooks, over 1600 test questions, online resource center and THE SPHR Preparation Book, designed especially for the SPHR Candidates. The course covers:

Module 1: Strategic Management

The Role of Human Resources in Organizations; The Strategic Planning Process; Scanning the External Environment; Organizational Structure and Internal HR Partners; Measuring Human Resources Effectiveness; Ethical Issues Affecting Human Resources; Human Resources and the Legislative Environment

Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment

Key Legislation Affecting Employee Rights; Key Legislation Affecting Privacy and Consumer Protection; Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action; Gender Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace; Organizational Staffing Requirements; Job Analysis and Documentation; Recruitment; Flexible Staffing; Selection; Employment Practices; Organizational Exit; Employee Records Management

Module 3: Human Resource Development

Key Legislation; Human Resource Development and the Organization; Adult Learning and Motivation; Assessment of HRD Needs; HRD Program Design and Development; HRD Program Implementation; Evaluating HRD Effectiveness; Career Development; Developing Leaders; Organizational Development Initiatives; Performance Management

Module 4: Total Rewards

Key Legislation; Total Compensation and the Strategic Focus of the Organization; Pay Administration; Compensation Systems; Introduction to Benefit Programs; Government-Mandated Benefits; Voluntary Benefits; Compensation and Benefit Programs for International Employees; Evaluating the Total Compensation System and Communicating It to Employees

Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations

Key Legislation Affecting Employee and Labor Relations; Employee Relations and Organizational Culture; Employee Involvement Strategies; Positive Employee Relations; Work Rules in Union and Nonunion Environments; Effective Communication of Laws, Regulations, and Organizational Policies; Discipline and Formal Complaint Resolution; Union Organizing; Unfair Labor Practices; Collective Bargaining; Strikes and Secondary Boycotts; Public-Sector Labor Relations; International Employee and Labor Relations

Module 6: Risk Management

Key Legislation; Safety; Health; Security; Privacy.

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