Certificate in Human Resource Fundamentals

Learn HR solutions that fairly and effectively address challenges in staffing, performance management, and rewards by adapting an employee lifecycle approach.

Program Overview

This course is intended for leaders whose responsibilities include managing the performance and commitment of people primarily at the front-line and mid-management organizational levels. It provides a practical overview of contemporary fair and effective Human Resources practices at several stages of the employee lifecycle, including talent acquisition (sourcing and screening), assessment, development, employee rewards, and remuneration, outlining both recommended practices and traps to avoid.

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Approximately 15 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition


No additional materials required

Ways to Learn




HRCI credits: 15 (General) SHRM Credits: 15

Key Features


Access textbooks and course materials completely online - no materials required.


Move at your own pace as your schedule allows – no specific start times or dates.

Dedicated Mentor

Need help with an assignment? Submit your questions directly to the instructor for quick replies.

Active Learning

This course features interactive assignments and authentic assessments. 

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Case Studies

Explore how course content connects to the workplace using real-world case studies.

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn and execute a common sourcing process - Boolean Sourcing for Google - to identify potential applicants for a specific position
  • Calculate and compare the cost of varying recruitment sourcing methods
  • Discuss multiple techniques to effectively manage current performance, including corrective action approaches
  • Describe the linkage between performance and career management
  • Explain contemporary best practices in employee rewards
  • Discuss current requirements to ensure that employees are appropriately classified and paid
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion


Who Should Enroll?
Adult learners interested in gaining a basic understanding of human resource management.

You may be eligible for tuition reimbursement, please check with your employer to see if you qualify.

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