Aspire Journeys

Human Resources Consultant Journey

  • 30 Courses | 26h 8m 23s
  • 6 Books | 58m
  • 5 Audiobooks | 1h 42m 35s
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Human resources are the heart of an organization. HR unites every part of an organization and are responsible for more than just talent management, recruiting qualified employees, onboarding, and performance management. Learn more about the competencies and skills required by the Human Resources Consultant. This Journey is based on real-time market information from Burning Glass Technologies and focuses on the role of the Human Resources Consultant within organizations.

Human Resources

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.

  • 5 Courses | 5h 44m 24s
  • 1 Book | 10m
  • 1 Audiobook | 21m 54s

Hiring, Recruiting, Interviewing

One of the most significant challenges facing organizations is hiring qualified employees. The talent acquisition process has changed significantly in recent years due to changes in labor-market conditions, as well as advances in technology.  Learn more about hiring, recruiting, and interviewing.

  • 7 Courses | 5h 45m 36s
  • 1 Book | 5m
  • 1 Audiobook | 19m 32s

Onboarding, Employee Engagement & Talent Management

An effective onboarding program can increase new employee acclimation, and an engaged workforce creates a positive work environment that boosts productivity, encourages creativity, and helps you engage and retain talented employees.  Learn more about onboarding, employee engagement, and talent management.

  • 5 Courses | 3h 31m 41s
  • 1 Book | 9m
  • 1 Audiobook | 17m 52s

Diversity & Inclusion

A diverse and inclusive workforce is a business and human imperative. Regardless of your role or the size of your organization, everyone can play an active role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

  • 7 Courses | 4h 55m 20s
  • 1 Book | 12m
  • 1 Audiobook | 21m 39s

Employee Relations & Managing Conflict

A conflict-free life is the stuff of dreams. But the world doesn’t work that way, and for all of us, workplace conflict is sadly an inevitability.  Learn more about employee relations and managing conflict.

  • 6 Courses | 6h 11m 22s
  • 2 Books | 22m
  • 1 Audiobook | 21m 38s

COURSES INCLUDED

Professional in Human Resources: Business Environment
Many great ideas turn into successful businesses, but first the idea must be developed. Discover the considerations that are made regarding the external environment in order to create thriving businesses. In addition, discover the tools used to measure effectiveness. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
10 videos | 37m has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Business Planning
Not many HR professionals have the opportunity to build a business from the ground up or restructure the company for efficiencies. Whether or not that challenge comes along, it is beneficial to have the knowledge of designing and reshaping the organization to meet business goals and objectives. Explore the various options and how to optimize the different characteristics that make each business unique. Discover the choices available to constructing dynamic organizations to yield top results. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
8 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: HR Organization
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)) PHR(r) certification exam.
13 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: HR Tools and Processes
Every profession has its bag of tricks, and HR is no different - HR borrows from everyone else! In this course, you'll learn about some of the essential tools and processes to help become a trusted partner and adviser. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
11 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Organizational Risk
Not only is HR concerned about the wellbeing of employees, but it's also about security and access issues to property and data. In this course, you'll learn about the various types of organizational risks that keep HR on their toes, and you'll explore the risks and mitigation actions that HR can leverage.
17 videos | 2h has Assessment available Badge
Conducting an Effective Hiring Interview
The process of interviewing candidates to fill a role can be daunting. How do you know who to recruit? An effective interview is key to hiring the interviewee who best fits the job description. Certain steps must be taken to ensure the interviewer handles the interview well. In this course, you'll learn how to prepare, conduct, and assess an interview to hire the right person for the right role.
6 videos | 14m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Hitting the Recruitment Bull's-eye
One of the most significant challenges facing organizations is hiring qualified employees. The talent acquisition process has changed significantly in recent years due to changes in labor-market conditions, as well as advances in technology. In this course, you’ll learn how to attract the talent needed to meet your organization's needs, and the recruiting techniques to use to make this happen. You’ll learn how to consider the needs of the organization as well as the needs of the potential employees. You'll explore how to appeal to recruits by tapping into what is important to them in a job. The course also prepares you to establish and implement a recruitment and talent management strategy.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Applicant Screening: The First Step in Hiring the Best
Talent management starts with hiring the right person for the job. Applicant screening takes a lot of work, and much of this work is done prior to the actual interview. This course covers how to create a job description, which will help you evaluate an applicant's resumé effectively. You'll learn key techniques for screening resumés based on job requirements, as well as how to identify red flag issues in resumés and how to approach them. These techniques will help you recruit, and hire, the best people.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Ensuring Onboarding Success
Talent management means hiring the right person for the job and successfully onboarding the new recruit. A good job description can aid in effective applicant and resumé screening before the interview. An effective onboarding program can increase new employee acclimation and productivity, as well as greatly decreasing employee turnover. Managers are key to ensuring the success of new employee onboarding programs. This course provides managers with an insight into their unique role and outlines the benefits they reap from properly onboarding new hires. It also covers the key elements of an effective onboarding program and explains how onboarding is different from traditional orientation.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Talent Sourcing
Great branding isn't just for marketing. Employees are consumers too, and that same marketing power should also be directed toward the employer brand to help create great candidate experiences and attract the best and brightest talent. Recognizing that the US is in the midst of a talent shortage, HR is forced to become more creative and prescriptive in sourcing efforts. In this course, you'll learn how to create a sustainable talent pipeline. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
13 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Recruiting
Short-term hires are costly, so HR wants to yield the highest ROI by ensuring a good fit for both employer and employee. In this course, you'll explore the life cycle of landing the right candidates. You'll also learn why it's important to gain a solid foundation of the laws and current trends, which will all help you become more effective at recruiting. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
17 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Compensation
It's not all about the money…or is it? In this course, you'll explore the different types of compensation and how to determine how much an individual is paid and by what type of compensation based on the type of work being done. Though HR is not responsible for payroll, they are usually the first line of response, so understanding how payroll works and verifying calculations will be important.
18 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Ensuring Onboarding Success
Talent management means hiring the right person for the job and successfully onboarding the new recruit. A good job description can aid in effective applicant and resumé screening before the interview. An effective onboarding program can increase new employee acclimation and productivity, as well as greatly decreasing employee turnover. Managers are key to ensuring the success of new employee onboarding programs. This course provides managers with an insight into their unique role and outlines the benefits they reap from properly onboarding new hires. It also covers the key elements of an effective onboarding program and explains how onboarding is different from traditional orientation.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Positive Atmosphere: Establishing an Engaged Workforce
An engaged workforce creates a positive work environment that boosts productivity, encourages creativity, and helps you engage and retain talented employees. This in turn will make your organization more profitable and innovative, and will strengthen your employees’ work ethic. In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of engaging your workforce and of establishing a positive work culture. You'll learn how to recognize common qualities of engaged employees, understand what drives employee motivation, and recognize commitment challenges. You'll also learn how employee engagement links to the bottom line by reducing turnover.
7 videos | 13m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Professional in Human Resources: Talent Planning
As the economic pendulum swings, top talent comes and goes and the replacement effort starts over, or can even shift. In this course, you'll learn how HR can aid in assessing the workforce and helping to find top talent with the right tools in place. You'll examine talent planning, forecasting, flexible staffing, structural workforce change, business restructuring, and transition techniques. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) PHR(r) certification exam.
10 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Learning
HR certification is the preparation for being a lifelong learner, and is the start of many more trainings HR will take – and perhaps give. Regardless of which training, understanding the mechanics and how people will receive them are equally important. In this course, you'll explore the different methodologies, embrace the process, and understand HR's role in helping to develop people.
13 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Talent Management
Talent-you want it, you need it, and you can't afford to lose it. Find out what it takes to recruit and retain the best people. With strong talent management, the sky is the limit.
25 videos | 1h available Badge
Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action
A diverse and inclusive workforce is a business and human imperative. Regardless of your role or the size of your organization, everyone can play an active role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Future business growth and success depend upon embracing inclusion and eliminating bias and discrimination in the workplace. However, for many organizations, building cultural and business practices that embrace workplace diversity can still feel elusive. Besides hiring diverse talent, what more can we do? This course is your guide to defining diversity, equity, and inclusion and advancing meaningful and impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in your workplace. In this course, you'll learn to recognize key characteristics of DEI and practices for building and sustaining a healthy DEI culture. You'll also learn to identify behaviors that signal a breakdown in achieving an inclusive culture, key elements that enable diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to take root, and the steps for demonstrating agility and resilience in your DEI journey.
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge
Moving from Bias to Inclusion in a DEI Journey
An increased focus on the importance of DEI in the workplace has shed light on the fact that everyone has bias. Though it's rooted in human nature, it's important to understand what implicit bias is in order to develop the thoughtful inclusion mindset. In this course, you'll learn about the different kinds of implicit bias and how to recognize them in action. You'll also learn about the importance of committing to thoughtful inclusion in the workplace.
7 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge
Recognizing and Addressing Micro-behaviors in the Workplace
Micro-behaviors are a macro problem. Dr. Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of micro-aggressions as "death by a thousand nicks." Subtle acts of exclusion - often unconscious - left unchecked will take a toll on your employees. These subtle forms of bias and discrimination often leave people frustrated and lead to decreased productivity. In this course, you'll learn to recognize the characteristics of the different types of micro-behaviors and how to decode the messages they send. You'll also learn to identify when and how to take action to address micro-aggressions, and how to use micro-inclusions as an antidote to micro-aggressions.
6 videos | 26m has Assessment available Badge
Adopting an Inclusion Mindset at Work
It's not just individuals who face unconscious biases in the workplace; teams and organizations can also operate with shared institutionalized biases. Ensuring a diverse workplace requires actively participating in and advocating for DEI supports. In this course, you'll learn about the power of inclusion and how to support DEI at work. You'll also learn the basics of inclusive recruitment and hiring, and what it looks like when a company supports inclusion from onboarding through to retirement.
6 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Becoming a DEI Ally and Agent for Change
To understand and appreciate diversity in the workplace, we must develop an understanding of ourselves and the diverse ways in which we view the world. Working in a diverse and inclusive workforce has many personal and professional benefits ranging from improved wellness and personal health to engagement and community and innovation and creativity. Equally important is the ability to leverage each of our unique talents, skills, and contributions. In this course, you'll explore strategies to help you become an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace. You'll learn to build awareness of your values and social perspective and recognize specific actions that can improve social and cultural aspects of DEI. You'll also learn about key concepts of allyship, methods to be a more inclusive communicator, and how to use the RISE model to become a DEI ally.
7 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Facing the Management Challenges of Difficult Behavior and Diverse Teams
As a manager, it can be daunting to  find yourself in charge of a diverse group, comprised of different age ranges, backgrounds, and experiences. It's inevitable that you'll encounter difficulties. Effectively handling conflict, whether it's team conflict or difficult employee behavior, is essential to productivity and requires developing conflict management skills. This course covers useful techniques and processes for conflict resolution. You'll learn methods for resolving conflict when dealing with an employee's difficult behavior. You'll also learn ways of effectively managing team conflict and understanding and dealing with conflict in the workplace as a whole.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is more diverse than you might realize. Go beyond the standard topics of race, religion, gender, and age to find out how a diverse workforce can benefit nearly any business.
49 videos | 2h available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Employee Relations
Negative behaviors have negative consequences. HR provides managers and employees with the documents to establish organizational policies and guidelines to ensure consistent communication. When violations occur, they should be dealt with fairly across employees groups, following a documented process. Should the need arise for employees to exit the organization, regardless of the reason, courtesy and confidentially are extended. In this course, we'll explore a series of infractions that can escalate from minor to grave and the various actions that are within the realm of HR.
19 videos | 2h has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Labor Relations
Whether a company has a union or not has nothing to do with HR or the company, but it's important to know how to manage effectively with a union. In this course, we'll explore processes when a union interacts with an organization and organizes a campaign, and how to effectively manage with a union contract in effect.
16 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Professional in Human Resources: Organizational Relations
Each week, more time is spent in the workplace than any other location, and employees therefore form relationships with the people they work with. It is incumbent upon HR to create an environment that is conducive to making that healthy for the employees while productive for the organization. Understanding human relations skills is not sufficient; the organization needs to embody that spirit as well. In this course, you'll learn how to prepare the organization to be more receptive to building positive human relations.
11 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Confronting Workplace Conflict
Any time two or more people are gathered in one place, conflict will inevitably follow. The workplace is no exception. It’s how you manage workplace conflict. There are many valid approaches to managing conflict, but ignoring it is the one guaranteed not to work. Resolving conflict is an important interpersonal skill that, with practice, can diffuse difficult situations at work.
In this course, you’ll learn some of the major sources of workplace conflict. You’ll learn how to recognize your own conflict style and how to work toward conflict resolution. You'll also learn strategies and approaches to conflict management and working with difficult people.
6 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Resolving Workplace Conflict
A conflict-free life is the stuff of dreams. But the world doesn’t work that way, and for all of us, workplace conflict is sadly an inevitability. Personality and organizational conflicts arise from myriad different sources and take many different forms. As a result, resolving conflict is a necessary skill, and business professionals need a plan for addressing it and managing conflict situations.
In this course, you'll learn to recognize the sources and signs of conflict. You'll also learn conflict management strategies and processes for conflict resolution. Additionally, you’ll explore methods for handling difficult people and keeping the process of conflict management on track when difficulties arise.
7 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Handling Team Conflict
Successful teams are characterized by having a clear direction, trust among team members, effective communication, and a clear process for managing team conflict. The survival of a team depends on a leader who can quickly recognize team conflict, diagnose its cause, and implement conflict resolution strategies. In this course, you'll learn about what causes conflict on a team and the important role of healthy communication in handling conflict. You'll discover best practice approaches to dealing with conflict. You'll also explore the tenets of principled negotiation in managing conflict. Finally, you'll learn guidelines for resolving conflict that address one specific type of conflict: lack of trust.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Dos and Don'ts in Human Resources Management: A Practical Guide
Dos and Don'ts in Human Resources Management examines a range of HR functions and practices and explores how they contribute to the development and accomplishment of the organization’s goals and overall strategy. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Matthias Zeuch (ed)

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Who: The A Method for Hiring
For any hiring manager or company leader searching for the perfect fit to help their company grow, Who: The A Method for Hiring will sharpen your focus in identifying the right person to join your team. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Geoff Smart, Randy Street

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The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision, and Purpose With All of Today's Employees
The Workplace Engagement Solution reveals how to cultivate a caring culture that ultimately fosters engagement at work. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By David Harder

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Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Don't Happen and What You Can Do About It
In Demanding More, Sheree Atcheson explains how you can create an inclusive, equitable workplace that respects and empowers every employee. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By Sheree Atcheson

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Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship
Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship takes an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges that come along with an aging global workforce. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its content.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Denise M. Rousseau (eds), Dorien T.A.M. Kooij, P. Matthijs Bal

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Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences
In Overcoming Bias, authors Jana and Freeman explore exactly what bias is, how it affects our lives, and how to overcome it in order to nurture mutually-fulfilling relationships with others. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By Matthew Freeman, Tiffany Jana

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 9th Edition
A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, 9th Edition is a comprehensive guide for the exploration and use of human resource management practices. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 21m 54s Audiobook Authors By Michael Armstrong

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Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss: A Manager's Playbook
Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss focuses on the stay interview as a strategy aimed at keeping top-performing employees engaged, motivated, and excited within the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 32s Audiobook Authors By Beverly Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans

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AHA Moments in Talent Management: A Business Fable With Practical Exercises
In AHA Moments in Talent Management, author Mark Allen describes 13 principles designed to help businesses tap into the talent within their organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 17m 52s Audiobook Authors By Mark Allen

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Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias
In Diversity Beyond Lip Service, author La'Wana Harris discusses ways to promote diversity in the modern work environment. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 21m 39s Audiobook Authors By La'Wana Harris

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Managing Conflict: A Practical Guide to Resolution in the Workplace
In Managing Conflict, author David Liddle explores a practical, people-oriented approach to resolving discord in your organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 21m 38s Audiobook Authors By David Liddle

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