New Certificate Program!
Today’s HR professionals deal with many issues, but probably the biggest challenges facing HR Departments today are recruitment, retention & motivation, leadership development, and organizational culture. Meeting these challenges requires a synergy that transcends the traditional approach where HR is expected to fix the problem all by itself. All of these functions require line management support if organizations are to grow and accomplish their important work in a cost effective manner.
The HR Foundations: A Roadmap for Managers Certificate Program was designed by IPMA-HR to illustrate the need and importance of managerial partnering with the HR staff in overseeing and managing the organizations most precious resource – its employees. This course, designed specifically for line managers and those new to the HR field, explains and delineates the responsibilities and interrelationships for both line managers and HR staff in achieving organizational success. All who complete this program will receive the HR Foundations Certificate.
Why do we believe that the partnering of line managers with HR is so valuable and essential?
Human resource professionals anticipate that recruiting and retaining the best employees will be the greatest HR challenge in the next decade. To meet these challenges, close collaboration between HR staff and line managers will be a key to success.
The new generation of employees will be seeking jobs that provide a balance between employment and family, and the ability to make a difference within the organization. Employees will be looking for jobs that reduce their financial risk in tough times, specifically jobs where there is opportunity for career growth. To balance the needs of the employee with those of the organization and individual managers, HR and line managers must work together to find synergy and solutions to effectively recruit, retain, and motivate staff.
Research has proven that culture influences organizational performance. Culture requires building a workplace where employees are motivated. Managers must inspire employees and coach them to become top performers. HR, in concert with line management, needs to determine what motivates their employees, and incorporate these ideas into employee compensation and rewards systems. The end result is that this symbiotic relationship will contribute substantially to overall organizational success.
This course is intended to illustrate the need and importance of managerial partnering with the HR staff in overseeing and managing the organizations most precious resource – its employees. Each module will provide actionable questions managers can use in seeking assistance from HR staff in acquiring the information they will need to properly deal with employee issues and concerns.