Human Resources Courses
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.
PHR Prep CourseCOURSE ID: PHR002
This course covers core knowledge requirements in preparation for the PHR exam, including: business management and strategy, workplace planning and employment, human resources development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations and applicable legislations and laws.
- Explore the six functional areas of HR defined by HRCI Prepare for the PHR examination through readings, discussions, and practice
- Engage first-hand with the course author and instructor, the author of the book, PHR Exam Prep
Facilitating Staffing DecisionsCOURSE ID: ILRHR524
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.
Driving Engagement for HRCOURSE ID: ILRHR525
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.
Employee Training and DevelopmentCOURSE ID: ILRHR526
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.
Countering Bias in the Workplace for HRCOURSE ID: ILRHR527
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.
Fostering a Coaching CultureCOURSE ID: ILRHR528
Besides technical and legal responsibilities within an organization, human resources staff have a moral responsibility to the individuals in the organization they serve.
Consulting Skills for Internal HRCOURSE ID: ILRHR529
Learn the skills needed to be a dynamic internal HR consultant by taking part in numerous consulting scenarios.
Measuring and Compensating for PerformanceCOURSE ID: ILRHR571
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.
Attracting and Retaining Talent with Performance PayCOURSE ID: ILRHR572
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.
Assessing the Financial, Strategic, and People-Related Return on Pay for PerformanceCOURSE ID: ILRHR573
Learn how to evaluate pay-for-performance practices as they relate to financial performance, strategic alignment, and talent management.
Navigating Labor RelationsCOURSE ID: ILRHR523
This course prepares new and aspiring human resource professionals to deal with the challenges of employee and labor relations.
Total Rewards CompensationCOURSE ID: ILRHR522
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.
Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational GoalsCOURSE ID: ILRHR521
Develop the skills needed to assess and address the performance management needs of your organization.
Aligning HR Strategy with Organizational StrategyCOURSE ID: ILRHR552
Create a vertical-alignment strategy to improve decision-making, people outcomes, processes, and profits. Align HR functions with the organization to execute strategies.
Getting Results through Talent ManagementCOURSE ID: ILRHR554
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.
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice for HRCOURSE ID: ILRHR553
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.
PHR & SPHR Exam Prep CourseCOURSE ID: PHRSPHR01
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
Strategic EngagementCOURSE ID: ILRHR556
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.
Human Resources LeadershipCOURSE ID: ILRHR551
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.
HR Analytics for Business DecisionsCOURSE ID: ILRHR555
Use HR data, metrics, and analytics to guide decision making and support the strategic goals of your organization.
Designing and Implementing Effective Social Media PolicyCOURSE ID: ILRHR561
Drive internal social media strategy by creating policies that promote quality social media practices in your organization.
Finding and Managing Talent Through Social MediaCOURSE ID: ILRHR562
Explore and leverage current trends in using social media as a tool for attracting, selecting, and retaining key employees with employment brand.
Creating and Sustaining Remote-Work ProgramsCOURSE ID: ILRHR563
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.