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Human Resources (HR) administration is vital to the success of every business and every employee. HR is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations – but they are also responsible for keeping employees engaged and motivated to do good work. The ability to balance both equally is a skill that requires knowledge and practice.

Yet many start-ups, small businesses and 'accidental' HR managers (administrative assistants or office managers who find themselves doing HR as part of their duties) focus on compliance. While corporate policies and labor practices are important, they don’t drive the success of your business.

If you are a small business owner who wants a deeper understanding of HR, someone looking for a job in HR, or an administrative professional whose duties include HR, this course is for you. It provides a general introduction to the role and duties of HR, with a little insight into taking your HR responsibilities to the next level.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the role of human resources (HR) from administrative and compliance to strategy and business growth
  • Discover where to begin with a HR audit
  • Discover the process of recruiting great talent, from job analysis to writing interview questions and job postings
  • Discover a performance management process with more impact
Last updated/reviewed: November 19, 2019

11 Reviews (34 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
It was a great course on how to transition from Administrative HR to Strategic HR, and should be titled as such. It was not a great course on HR for Beginners: Administrative Human Resources for the Accidental HR Manager... I do believe it would be very good for that person who's just starting out in HR to gain valuable perspective. It needs a different title. Because the person who is Accidental HR Manager needs the foundation of function (administration essentials) before the Strategic becomes an option for them. For the small to mid-size business owner, this is a really good course to get them thinking effective HR; they can higher clerical staff for the day to day function and understand how to keep HR from becoming a cost center at the outset, so this would be beneficial for them. That's why it's still getting 4 stars. It needs a different title, but the content is valuable and well presented.
Member's Profile
This is a great refresher course for anyone who accidentally fell into HR. Some great tips include on boarding which is a very important part of working somewhere, without culture, your quality of life diminishes.
Member's Profile
Very informative course for a finance professional to get insight into HR best practices. I have a number of takeaways from this course that I'm going to use in my next opportunity.
Anonymous Author
I found this course to be very well presented with clear action items that I am excited to start implementing!
Member's Profile
I thought this was a great overview, but don't need as many slides with people high fiving.
Member's Profile
Excellent overview of the HR function and the various roles it plays in the organization.
Anonymous Author
great course - right amount of time. Good overview for those who need an intro to HR
Anonymous Author
good informative course and materials, good information
Anonymous Author
Good presenter giving practical day to day examples.
Member's Profile
Helpful, especially the the workbook.
Anonymous Author
Very well written; great information.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  2:35Introduction to HR for Beginners
  12:05The Role of Human Resources
  3:29Conducting an HR Audit
  9:56Recruit Great Talent 1
  10:45Recruit Great Talent 2
  8:03Recruit Great Talent 3
  11:09Increase Performance
  12:16Increase Performance (Continued)
Continuous Play
  1:10:18HR for Beginners
  PDFSlides: HR for Beginners
  PDFHR for Beginners Glossary/Index
  PDFWorkbook: HR for Beginners