Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals
In about 30 hours, learn how to help identify, create, implement and evaluate Human Resources (HR) solutions that align with an organization’s strategic direction. The Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course can help HR professionals meet business objectives by better understanding the environment in which a business operates.
Discover business terms, financial terms and methods for assessing business health that can help analyze and interpret documents such as balance sheets, contracts and more. Explore the elements of a business case, including executive summaries, and how to utilize intelligence techniques and tools like predictive analytics and scenario planning.
Gain a greater understanding of business operations, functions and more. Learn how to apply business metrics and technologies to address business needs. And demonstrate how HR initiatives and core organizational functions influence each other.
This self-led, non-college-credit course aligns to the SHRM® Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge¹
¹SHRM is a registered trademark of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Skills you'll learn:
Align auditing concepts, tools, and techniques with organizational HR strategy
Utilize organizational data and external data to resolve employee relations issues and guide performance management effectively
Analyze internal employee demographics to make strategic business decisions
Evaluate the organization's goals and strategic plans to drive effective results within an organization
Employee Relations and Performance Management
Human Resource and Information Systems Management
Business Strategy and Talent Acquisition
What's included in this course:
- Self-paced, 100% online
- Eligible for recertification credits
- 4 career-relevant skills
- No books or materials needed
- Finish course in approx. 30 hrs
- Access to course for 1 year
- Certificate of completion
- 7-day satisfaction guarantee
California: These Professional Development courses or tracks are not available to California residents.
Reasons to buy for business:
- Employees can get registered and start learning today
- Track employee progress
- Eligible for recertification credits
Get recertification credits
This Program, ID No. 625797, has been approved for 30.00 E-Learning recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).
This course offers 30 Professional Development credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.
- Course Introduction
- Course Welcome
- Getting Started
- Module 1: Auditing Skills
- Introduction to Auditing
- Identifying Business Fundamentals
- Understanding Financial Analysis Terms and Methods
- Auditing and Problem Solving Skills
- Auditing for HR Skills Assessment
- Module 2: Employee Relations and Performance Management
- Introduction to Employee Relations and Performance Management
- Fundamentals of Employee Relations and Performance
- Using Data Analytics in Employee Relations and Performance Management
- Employee Relations and Performance Management Skills Assessment
- Module 3: Human Resource and Information Systems Management Skill
- Introduction to Human Resource and Information Systems Management
- HR Data Strategies for Business Solutions
- HR and Organizational Decision-Making
- Human Resource and Information Systems Management Skills Assessment
- Module 4: Business Strategy and Talent Acquisition Skill
- Introduction to Business Strategy and Talent Acquisition
- Foundations of Talent Acquisition
- Utilizing Talent Intelligence & Acquisition
- Business Strategy and Talent Acquisition Skills Assessment
- Course Conclusion
- Course Wrap Up
Tools and resources for you to use right away:
Data and Analysis Tools
This PDF contains links to resources that include insights on data and evaluation tools for HR professionals.
HR for Business Solutions
This PDF contains links to resources that provide a vision of the larger business implications for HR professionals.
Talent Life Cycle
This PDF contains links to resources that cover the talent life cycle from acquisition to employee relations, to performance management.
Showcase your achievement
Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®² , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.
² LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.
Frequently asked questions
Is the Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals professional development course right for me?
The Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course may be right for you if you have an interest in learning more about how HR can help an organization realize its strategic goals. This course could also help you grow your career in the HR field.
Why should I purchase this Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals professional development course?
By purchasing this Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course, you are taking the first step in understanding the role HR plays within the business operations of an organization. You should purchase this course if you’re interested in learning theories and best practices in leadership and persuasion.
Do I need to apply for this course?
No application is necessary. Everyone is welcome to the Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course.
Does your Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals professional development course have any prerequisites?
All levels and skillsets are welcome to take the Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals non-college-credit course. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Can the Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course offer professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM recertification?
Yes. This course aligns to the SHRM® Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge and offers 30 PDCs for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.
What is it like to participate in the professional development Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course?
The Business Acumen for Human Resource Professionals course has four modules comprised of subjects like “Employee Relations and Performance Management.” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the course to take about 30 hours, and all courses are 100% online and self-paced.