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Human Resources Management Certificate
Build practical skills in core areas of human resources, including compliance, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and hiring, and strategic leadership.
Online HR Management Certificate Overview
The online Human Resources Management certificate delivers a solid foundation in essential HR skills and knowledge.
In this course, you will learn how to:
- Understand and comply with HR regulations
- Create competitive and fair compensation and benefits packages
- Establish compliant and effective recruitment and hiring practices
- Build positive employee relations and deal with challenging situations
- Evaluate and foster learning, performance and development
- Develop business acumen and find your own leadership style
- Develop a toolkit of HR strategies you can put into practice immediately
Benefits of Online HR Training at Kompass
The human resources industry is constantly evolving. Each year brings new regulations, strategies, and best practices.
Online HR training at Kompass is the ideal way to stay ahead of the curve.
Here’s how it works:
- Study online at your own pace
- Learn from a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with decades of experience
- Tailor assignments to fit the challenges you’re facing at work
- Get personalized support and coaching
- Exchange ideas with fellow HR professionals
- Apply your new HR skills at work and see immediate results
Career Paths in Human Resources
The online Human Resources Management certificate can help you pursue a wide range of generalist and specialist roles, such as:
- Human Resources Assistant
- Human Resources Coordinator
- Human Resources Manager
- Compensation and Benefits Manager
- Recruitment Specialist
- Orientation/On-boarding Specialist
- Training and Development Specialist
Course Schedule and Format
Instructor Supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a set time period. The Instructor may offer pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review or monthly check-in sessions that students can participate in via phone or video.
The Instructor Supported format offers students continued support from a dedicated Instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time.
Transitioning from being one of the team to leading the team is a significant change, not only in roles but in thinking. In the Strategic Leadership training course you will explore ways to manage the transition to HR Business Partner, or having to administer the HR Function, and prepare for ongoing responsibilities by developing business acumen, strategic planning capabilities, and a personal leadership style that will work with your diverse group of employees.
Recognizing the importance of pay and benefits to employees, in the Compensation, Benefits and Other Rewards training course you will discover the connection between employee motivation and compensation. You will learn how to create a competitive, equitable pay structure that is linked to the other HR functions and influences employee behaviour in the desired direction. You will explore using a variety of monetary and non-monetary benefits to enhance your compensation system, and prepare to show employees how to use certain benefits and recognize the value they are receiving.
Finding and hiring the right person for any job requires cooperation between HR and department managers, creating up-to-do job descriptions, promoting the position in the right places, and using effective, compliant selection methods to ensure the person can do the work and will fit in with the people and environment. These days, branding your company as a great place to work and using various social media platforms can assist you in finding and attracting the best person for the job. Once the job offer is accepted, your ability to create a positive impression of the organization extends to the orientation period, where you onboard employees to your workplace culture, and ensure they are adequately trained for their duties and the environment.
Successful conflict resolution training facilitates difficult conversations. With the skills and knowledge of conflict resolution, new supervisors are better able to positively engage with their teams and other coworkers whether the mandate is to deliver difficult news, to express constructive criticism or to answer negative comments. This course will help organizations improve psychological health and safety and create an overall positive work climate by reducing unnecessary stress in the workplace and increasing support for mental health. It will introduce labour legislations, which involves unions, with considerations for unionized and nonunionized organizations.
In the Learning, Performance and Development training course, you will train to build human capital in your organization and will assess current and future needs for talent. You will learn how to plan, execute, and evaluate training programs and take steps to ensure the training transfers to the workplace. As a way to increase motivation and satisfaction, you will assist employees with career planning and help them diagnose and plan their development experiences. You will be able to create a valid, effective performance management system, by creating useful tools and approaches, and either using them yourself, or training others how to use them correctly, so useful feedback can be provided to employees.
Meet our industry-expert Instructors.
Click to read more about Debra and the HR course in our blog post
Dr. Debra Wilson (BBA, MBA, PhD) is a Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Development (OD) Consultant and Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IO Psych) practitioner. For 20+ years, Debra has developed and aligned HR strategy with strategic goals and business strategy and committed most her professional career assisting executive management effectively organize and manage human resources by identifying, developing, and implementing evidence-based human resource and organizational development programs that positively impact the organization.
HR and OD initiatives Debra has successfully implemented include, but not limited to: Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Compensation Planning in both short and long-term incentives, Benefit Plans, and Pension Plans, Policy and Procedures Development, Interactive PC-based HR Training Modules, Performance Management Programs (including competency, values and multi-rater), Succession Planning, Mentoring Programs, Focused Engagement Strategies, Individual and Leadership Development Programs, Rewards and Recognition Programs, and Culture Initiatives.
Industries in which she has served include cannabis, real estate, property management and development, construction, transportation, hotel and hospitality, pension services, biotechnology, IT, oil and gas, industrial services, and railway services. During this time, Debra also been a member of the adjunct faculty at NAIT in the Bachelor of Technology program.
Debra has an undergrad in Business Administration (BBA from the University of New Brunswick), performed her graduate work with a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Human Resource Management, Royal Roads University), and a terminal degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a focus in Coaching Psychology from Capella University.
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Who Should Take the Certificate?
This course is designed for leaders, managers, and anyone who is transitioning into an HR role. Our students include:
- Office administrators
- Operations professionals
- New HR leaders in small and medium-sized businesses
- Aspiring human resources coordinators and managers
- Post-secondary university degree or college diploma; OR
- Relevant professional experience