Senior Professional in Human Resources: HR Organization

  • 10 videos | 47m 25s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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What is human resources - people or function? In defining this nucleus, you'll explore both - what it means to the company, its function, roles, responsibilities, and essential measurements. You'll learn how HR can be effective for the organization while providing value to its stakeholders. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) SPHR(r) certification exam.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Define the functions of the hr department
    Identify the role of the hr professional
    Identify techniques for forecasting, planning, and predicting the impact of hr activities and programs across functional areas
    Define recordkeeping requirements for various hr functions
  • Define the hr records retention process
    Identify the metrics hr uses to validate its overall effectiveness
    List measures to validate business impact and provide useful information to management
    List metrics used to measure hr’s tactical accountability
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m
    Embarking on an HR career is both exciting and challenging. In this course, you will learn the structure of HR, what is required of the role, how HR manages their team and the work, what is involved in developing the HR strategy, and how to measure both organizational and people effectiveness. FREE ACCESS
  • 7m 19s
    One of the areas of focus for the Senior Professional Human Resources® certification exam is HR Organization. In this video, you’ll learn about the functions of the HR department, and discover how human resources has evolved over the years from operations HR to strategic HR. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The HR Role
    9m 39s
    HR managers connect the value of human capital to the business's bottom line. In this video, you’ll find out about five benefits of working in human resources – big picture perspective, job variety, continuous learning, limitless opportunities, and change management. You’ll also learn about some common degrees and certifications in HR. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  HR Strategies
    6m 5s
    A human resources strategy helps a business manage people and prgrams while aligning them to the business activities. In this video, you’ll learn about the five steps in the HR strategic process, predicting the impact of activities, and some important strategic HR tools. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Recordkeeping Requirements
    3m 44s
    There are several federal laws that require document retention of employees pre, post, and during employment. In this video, you’ll learn about various types of personnel records and statutory retention periods as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Records Management
    3m 59s
    Records Management is the creation, distribution, maintenance, archiving and disposition of recorded information maintained as evidence of business activities and transactions. In this video, you’ll discover the different phases and stages of the HR Records Management lifecycle. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  HR Organizational Performance
    6m 59s
    There are various techniques that HR can use to ensure its overall effectiveness and performance. In this video, you’ll learn about performance techniques used by HR practitioners such as measures, metrics, and analytics. You’ll also discover the stages of the HR analytics process lifecycle, as well as the phases that help move HR data to organizational insights and into action. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Business Impact Measures
    2m 56s
    The business impact of HR initiatives on businesses, strategic plans and goals can be difficult to measure. In this video, you’ll learn about three measures that can enable you to align companywide HR initiatives: return on investment (ROI), benefit-cost ratio (BCR), and the break-even point (BEP). FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Tactical Accountability Measures
    4m 21s
    Tactical accountability measures provide insights into the effectiveness of HR programs. In this video, you’ll discover six metrics used to measure HR's tactical accountability: revenue per employee, cost per hire, time to fill, turnover rate, HR-to-employee ratio, and employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS). FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Course Summary
    1m 24s
    This course summary captures the key concepts covered in this course, such as the need to understand HR strategy and its impact, operate an effective HR department, review statutory requirements for HR record-keeping, acquire competencies for HR professionals to achieve their best, and to demonstrate HR's overall effectiveness. FREE ACCESS


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