Human resources is a broad topic that touches on many facets of any organization. But there are some core concepts that all HR practitioners should know. This certificate in Human Resources Essentials will discuss those concepts and give you the set of skills you need to get started. Whether you are new to HR, perform the HR function in addition to other roles, or need to have an understanding of the HR role, this certificate will give you a strong foundation to make a difference in your organization.
Developed by Cornell University professors, the six courses in this certificate will equip you with a variety of skills—from understanding how to hire the right team, learning how to communicate effectively and knowing how to handle any workplace issues that may arise—all of which will help you succeed in your role.
The courses in this certificate will equip you to:
- Train managers to deliver effective performance feedback, rate employees accurately, and mitigate legal risk
- Critically assess whether the organizational and HR practices in place are likely to exacerbate or reduce the negative outcomes associated with unconscious bias
- Familiarize yourself with the employee development landscape at your organization
- Diagnose the root causes of a situation and determine who in the organization will be the primary focus of an intervention
- Assemble the different dimensions of interpersonal communication and apply them to difficult conversations
- Determine current workforce needs with an eye to future changes and skills that might be needed
- Develop a hiring plan that maximizes your likelihood of a good hire and communicate effectively with job candidates
- Create a workplace atmosphere that reduces the occurrence of behavior issues and resolve issues as they arise
Who should enroll in this certificate?
- Line-level HR professionals
- People who are seeking to enter the HR field or anyone serving in a role such as an office manager who performs HR functions or has a reach into HR.
- Global professionals from a diverse range of organizations, NGOs, and governmental agencies would benefit as well.