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HR Generalist

Recertification Hours: 14
Approved for HR Credit

Intended Audience

Early Career

  • Is a specialist in a specific support function or a generalist with limited experience.
  • Typically has 0-2 years of HR experience.
  • Holds a formal title such as, but not limited to, HR Assistant, Junior Recruiter, or Benefits Clerk.



  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Ethical Practice
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management

Program Overview
Discover new and creative ways to do your job. This seminar is ideal for generalists with two to four years’ experience or more experienced HR professionals looking for an overview or refresher course. An industry expert will provide you with an outline of the HR generalist’s core competencies in a variety of formats, including platform instruction, video, case studies and discussion groups. Each section provides you with the definition, roles and responsibilities of an HR generalist, the latest trends, useful metrics, and relevant employment laws on the competency presented. This is your opportunity to learn from the best in the field and to network with your peers.

Furthermore, the virtual seminar allows for maximum interaction and real time Q&A chats between participants, providing a dynamic virtual classroom experience. If you miss a class or want to review content, all classes are recorded in their entirety so you can view at your own convenience.

Program Objectives
  • Enhance your knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and general competencies of an HR generalist.
  • Describe five key HR functions (Staffing, Compensation, Benefits, Training and Development, and Employee Relations).
  • Describe current trends and developments in each of the five key HR functions.
  • Assess your organization in comparison to best practices in each of the HR functions.
  • Apply metrics for each of the HR functions.
  • Identify applicable laws and what managers/employees need to know.
  • Develop specific actions in each of the five areas.

In-Person and Virtual Seminar Schedules

Each Day: 8:30 a.m. - – 5:00 p.m.

Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. -– 8:30 p.m. ET

Questions? E-mail us at shrmeducation@shrm.org

**These are Seminar prices only and do not apply to the courses offered at SHRM conferences.

Delivery Options & Fees

2-Day Seminar

Oct 27 - 28, 2014
Chicago, IL, USA info
HR Generalist

Oct 27 - 28, 2014

Summit Executive Centre

205 N. Michigan Avenue
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 

Member: $1,095.00
Non-Member: $1,370.00
Nov 17 - 18, 2014
Alexandria, VA, USA info
HR Generalist

Nov 17 - 18, 2014


330 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 

Member: $1,095.00
Non-Member: $1,370.00

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  • On-Site Training
703.548.3440, option #3
800.283.7476, option #3
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Fax registration: (703) 535-6490 Fax
Mail registration: SHRM Seminars, PO Box 79482, Baltimore, MD 21279-0482

SHRM Seminars
PO Box 79482
Baltimore MD 21279

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