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HR Fundamentals (2-Day Workshop)

March 9, 2023 @ 8:30 am - March 10, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Thursday & Friday, March 9 & 10, 2023
8:00am – 8:30am – Registration / 8:30am – 4:30pm – Program
14.0 HRCI & SHRM Credits

Program Leader:  Tina Alenius, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal of Sonnier-Alenius Consulting (SAC)

EAF Members – $359/per registrant
Non-Members – $459/per registrant

CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY – Registrants who do not cancel with a 48-hour notice and who do not attend will be invoiced for the entire fee.  Substitutions may be made at any time.



This two day workshop is designed to provide a broad overview of today’s key HR functions that are usually handled in-house at small to medium-sized organizations. This program is ideal for anyone who is just starting in HR or who may perform any HR duties as part of a non-HR job. This skills-based workshop will provide a basic understanding of the Human Resources function, a toolkit of terminology and resources, and opportunities to improve employee management skills by managing the HR function inside your organization.

Who Should Attend:

  • Entry-level Human Resources Professionals
  • HR specialists whose experience has been in a single functional area
  • Individuals exploring HR as a career field
  • Supervisors and managers responsible for hiring, paying, training and evaluating employees
  • Supervisors and managers looking to improve their employee management skills when handling challenging HR issues

 Key Areas of Focus:

  1. Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Human Resources
  • Define Human Resources Management
  • The department’s function within the organization
  • Strategic vs. operational activities
  1. Basics of Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Review of the Employment Process
  • Pre-hire/post-hire issues
  • Guidelines for defensible reference checks
  • Basic recordkeeping requirements
  1. Human Resources Development and Talent Management
  • From Orientation to Career Development
  • On-the-Job Training Do’s and Don’ts
  • Employee Communication and Engagement
  • Ensuring Business Results and Employee Growth
  1. Performance Management and Organizational Change
  • Establishing Effective Communication Programs
  • Performance Management, appraisals and reviews
  • Managing Change within the Organization
  1. Overview of Compensation and Benefit Issues
  • Review of Key Legislation Affecting Compensation and Benefits
  • Job Descriptions – the who, when and how
  1. Employee and Labor Relations – What you Need to Know
  • Review of Key Equal Employee Opportunity Legislation
  • Identify federal legislation that impacts the HR function
  • Guidelines for managing employee complaints, discipline and termination
  1. Risk Management
  • Being Prepared for the Unexpected
  • Safety, Health, Security and Privacy Must Have’s

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of key HR practices, processes and methods to establish a positive employee environment
  • Understand the importance of effective employee communication
  • Improve your employee orientation, onboarding and training and development
  • Avoid legal pitfalls in recruitment, selection and promotion
  • Discuss key pieces of federal legislation that impact Human Resources
  • Gain a strong foundational understanding of HR’s roles and responsibilities

 About the facilitator:  

Tina Alenius, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Principal of Sonnier-Alenius Consulting (SAC) and an Associate Partner for Employer’s Association Forum (EAF) and Senior Associate Partner for HOPS International LLC. She is an accomplished Human Resources professional who creates successful learning environments by honoring and reinforcing organizational, cultural and leadership initiatives. Prior to HR, Tina spent many years being a front-line operations manager managing teams from 10 to 500 employees. By building strong human resources credibility, Tina connects personally with clients and supports them in their development. Tina models customer service skills in all aspects of her career, whether she is in the classroom or working one-on-one with an client. An innovative thinker and strategic thought partner, Tina helps to identify and bridge gaps, create people and business readiness and provide organizations with holistic plans to ensure their workforces are ready for future.


March 9, 2023 @ 8:30 am
March 10, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY – Registrants who do not cancel with 48 hours notice and who do not attend are liable for the entire fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.