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HR Basics 2-Day
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10/10/2017 to 10/11/2017
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, 2017
7:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Metro Meeting Centers
101 Federal Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02110
United States
Presenter: Various
Contact: Alex Mascaro

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HR Basics 2 Day Program in Boston


Program Overview:

With experienced faculty instruction, the program is a great balance of theory and practice - and will prepare you for a well rounded career in human resources management.

The HR Basics is ideal for:

  • Experienced HR professionals who want to move from specialist to generalist
  • Professionals who are new to the HR field and need a more sophisticated understanding of the core functions of Human Resources Management
  • Managers in small organizations who are wearing many hats, including HR Managers

The program is meant to provide participants with access to articles; a book list; a glossary of HR terms, and links to important websites.


**The 2-Day Program is comprised of 4 modules (2 covered each day)

Day One:

8:00 – 8:30: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 – 9:00: Opening Remarks and Introduction to the HR Profession

Jamie Resker, Founder and Practice Leader, Employee Performance Solutions


Learn the definition of human resources management, the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals, and review the functions and competencies of the profession.


9:15 – 12:15: Module #1 - Talent Management

Jamie Resker, Founder and Practice Leader, Employee Performance Solutions

Allyssa Bates, Manager of Learning and Development, Alkermes


Overview of talent management basics, including interview processes, onboarding, employee performance appraisals and learning and development techniques.  This module will also cover the processes used to identify, measure, evaluate, and reward employee performance including how to conduct effective disciplinary meetings and legal issues to consider during employee terminations.


12:15 – 1:00: Lunch (included)


1:00 – 4:00: Module #2 – Total Rewards

Dave Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group


Learn the basic elements of a total compensation system, including understanding the role of base pay, incentives, and differentials in employee compensation. Take a look at benefits commonly offered by employers.



Day Two:

8:30 – 9:00: Continental Breakfast and Networking


9:00 – 12:00: Module #3- Compliance and Employment Law

Dan Klein, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Learn the key pieces of federal, state and local legislation with which an organization must comply.


12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (included)


1:00 – 4:00: Module #4 - Employee Relations

Ruth Baylis, HR Consultant, Mercer PeoplePro


Learn the basics of maintaining employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. Learn how to prevent and resolve problems involving individuals which arise out of or affect work situations.


4:00: Program Concludes



$649 Members 
$849 Non-Members (includes one-year NEHRA Membership)


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.


CEU Credits:

This program has been applied for 12.0 General Credit Hours.


NEHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at


The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.



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