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HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses

About this course

The people who make up your business are among your most valuable assets. Proper management of those human resources is critical for creating and sustaining a skilled and engaged workforce, developing a positive business culture, and generating a competitive advantage. Human resource personnel are involved in tasks like recruiting, selecting, compensating, training, developing, and disciplining employees. Who carries out these tasks varies depending on a business’ size and organization. Large organizations may have a dedicated HR manager or even an entire HR department. In smaller businesses, on the other hand, HR responsibilities may be carried out by the CEO or business owner, delegated to staff, or outsourced.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe options for managing HR responsibilities in a small business environment
  • Consider different approaches to employee recruitment
  • Create a job analysis
  • List the steps involved in employee selection
  • Review various methods for evaluating prospective employees
  • Describe the importance of onboarding
  • Distinguish between training and development

Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
HRCI credits: 3 (General)   |   SHRM credits: 3
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

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