SHRM Essentials of HR Management

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Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That's why it's important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. Whether you are new to HR or HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program, offered in partnership with SHRM through WVU's Center of Executive Education, will help you master key HR concepts and understand how to apply them in real-life situations.

Build a Solid Foundation in HR Management Skills

Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course provides a complete overview on the following HR roles and responsibilities:

  • Human Resource Management. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.
  • Recruitment and Selection. Develop important skills for selecting employees.
  • Compensation and Benefits. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Employee Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  • Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Hart
Center for Executive Education
T: 304.293.7961

Please note that to earn either the PHR or SPHR designation candidates are required to have at least two years of exempt-level experience in the HR field.

If you have any further questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, please visit, call 866-898-4724, or e-mail