These courses are developed by faculty and seasoned HR practitioners from Cornell University’s ILR school, the premier institution for employment, human resource, and workplace studies. The courses bring together the insights and work of leading academic researchers with instruction grounded in practice and focused on real-world application. Whether you are new to HR, an accomplished HR practitioner, or an HR leader or business partner, there are HR courses and professional certificates that fit your career objectives.
Appraise employee performance through constant feedback, effective communication, and goal-oriented leadership. Learn how to establish goals, identify development opportunities, and pinpoint areas for improvement.
Develop the skills needed to assess and address the performance management needs of your organization.
The conversation around employee pay has changed from one of base salaries, bonuses, and cash compensation to a “total rewards” approach that seeks the right blend of monetary and non-monetary elements that will engage each employee and benefit the organization.
This course prepares new and aspiring human resource professionals to deal with the challenges of employee and labor relations.
This course develops the skills needed to align HR staffing practices with the strategy of the larger organization, based on the research and expertise of John Hausknecht, Ph.D.
Research shows that engagement is the key factor that promotes higher performance. Engagement impacts an organization’s turnover rate—and its bottom line. Learn what engagement is and how to encourage it in your own organization.
Training and development are used to support strategic initiatives and address a variety of performance needs. Learn how to best address your organization’s training needs.
Despite decades of legal and social reform aimed at reducing discrimination in the workplace, inequality continues to be a significant problem in all societies and most workplaces. Learn how to address and bridge that gap.
Besides technical and legal responsibilities within an organization, human resources staff have a moral responsibility to the individuals in the organization they serve.
Learn the skills needed to be a dynamic internal HR consultant by taking part in numerous consulting scenarios.
Learn how to assess and measure performance and then determine proper compensation in a way that aligns with the goals and needs of the organization.
Learn how to use incentive compensation to attract and retain talent in a way that is both profitable for the organization and fair to the employee.
Learn how to evaluate pay-for-performance practices as they relate to financial performance, strategic alignment, and talent management.
Create a vertical-alignment strategy to improve decision-making, people outcomes, processes, and profits. Align HR functions with the organization to execute strategies.
Align your organization's compensation plan to its strategic goals. Use market analysis to implement changes to a compensation plan. Assess internal and external factors and create a dynamic model to administer compensation.
Drive productivity and growth through performance management. Learn how to develop, implement, and assess a performance appraisal system.
In order to succeed, your organization needs to attract and keep top talent. Learn ways to address talent management challenges and how to create and enhance your talent management system to ensure that your organization is properly staffed.
Improve performance and resolve workplace issues through effective communications with all members of an organization. Provide counseling and coaching to employees.
Diversity and Inclusion has shifted from "counting the numbers" to "making the numbers count." This course describes the shift from diversity to inclusion and how to assess the three levels of inclusion for an organization.
The PHR/SPHR prep course curriculum is designed by subject matter experts and covers the most up-to-date HR Certification Institute (HRCI) body of knowledge. This 12-week intensive program is designed to prepare you to sit for the certification exams for Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designation
Learn the difference between an average, generic engagement effort and one that has the potential to really drive superior organizational performance through a research-based learning experience.
Learn about retirement benefits and health plans and accurately communicate that information to your employees. Understand all available options, including flexible benefits and flexible spending accounts.
The focus of this course is health, or welfare, benefits: what they are, how they are funded, what is mandated and what options exist.
Develop strategies that improve strategic, ethical, legal, and financial outcomes for your organization. Manage the complexities of interpersonal dynamics at the most senior levels to nurture strong leaders.
Provide critical input into your organization's strategic initiatives. Cultivate internal consulting skills and become involved in implementing strategies.
Learn how to manage legal issues within your organization. Learn how employment laws affect employees and the organization as a whole.
Acquire vital knowledge in the advanced HR topics of international employment issues, employee relations, alternative dispute resolution, and managing organizational conflict to broaden your understanding of key HR practices and strategies.
Use HR data, metrics, and analytics to guide decision making and support the strategic goals of your organization.
Use a strong employee relations program to inspire optimal performance from employees. Promote balance between work and life and recognize how everyone's actions reflect corporate culture and strategy.
Identify staffing needs and hire qualified, high-performing candidates. Create a long-term, systematic approach to hiring.
Retain your valued employees, and manage departures and workforce reductions. Systematically assess the effectiveness of selection and staffing in your organization.
Drive internal social media strategy by creating policies that promote quality social media practices in your organization.
Explore and leverage current trends in using social media as a tool for attracting, selecting, and retaining key employees with employment brand.
Remote work continues to proliferate as businesses embrace the benefits of a distributed workplace. Discover how HR professionals screen, train and work with management using social media and internet tools to leverage the virtual work environment to everyone's advantage.