The PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation Course provides an in-depth overview of the body of Human Resources (HR) knowledge. By attending this course, you identify your areas of strength to build on and the areas where you need further concentrated study to prepare for taking either exam. Earning PHR/SPHR certification demonstrates that you are knowledgeable about the best practices in HR management. It also increases your marketability and builds credibility with employees and leaders in your organization. By preparing well for the certification examination, you can increase your chances of success. This course provides 4 continuing education units.
Define HR's role in creating an organization's strategy
Explain how to develop an HR business plan that is aligned to the organization's strategic plan
Business Management and Strategy, Module 1 continued
Explain how HR supports other functions’ strategic roles
Discuss the key trends in the HR profession and HR’s strategic role in those trends
Workforce Planning and Employment, Module 2
Define the role of HR in workforce planning and employment
Evaluate workforce requirements to achieve the organization’s short- and long-term goals and objectives while ensuring activities comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Workforce Planning and Employment, Module 2 continued
Identify workforce assessment, interviewing, and selection techniques
Evaluate retention strategies to keep talented employees in the organization
Human Resource Development, Module 3
Define the role of HR in training and developing employees
Human Resource Development, Module 3 continued
Develop programs that increase employee motivation and improve employee performance
Explain how to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s appraisal process
Compensation and Benefits, Module 4
Define the role of HR in the development, implementation, and evaluation of direct compensation and indirect compensation policies, programs, and pay structures that support the organization’s strategic goals, objectives, and values
Recognize the need to develop, implement, and evaluate compensation polices, programs, and pay structures based on internal equity and external market conditions
Discuss compensation legislation that affects employer compensation policies
Employee and Labor Relations, Module 5
Define the role of HR in employee and labor relations
Recognize the role unions have had and continue to have in the workplace
Employee and Labor Relations, Module 5 continued
Discuss the role of employee relations in non-unionized environments
Risk Management, Module 6
Explain the importance of risk management to an organization
Define the role of HR in a risk-management program
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs) cannot be converted into academic credit. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not CEUs/PDUs earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by employers and/or applicable licensing agencies.