Online Human Resources Courses Directory

An effective human resources strategy is no longer a “nice to do;” it’s a “need to do.” To support your talent management objectives, we offer multiple self-paced training programs.

Our human resources courses cover a range of essential skills: employee selection, benefits, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws, performance management, talent management, and career development.

Each course takes between three and five hours to complete. The programs comprise an assortment of videos, interactive exercises, case studies, and self-assessment tools.

Learners can earn and download a certificate after completing a course assessment with a passing score.

Click on the links below to explore the course outlines.

Format Key

  • P – Self-Paced Online Partner Course
  • S – Business Training Works Short Course


Introduction to Human Resource Management

Anyone involved in recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing employees should have a fundamental understanding of human resources and how to work with a human resources team. This course covers the basics of human resources and the laws surrounding various aspects of the function.The material addressed in this program is essential knowledge for anyone in a management role and people responsible for interviewing, training, and developing others.

Interviewing Skills

Do you know how to conduct an effective job interview? Do you know what questions you should ask to elicit information? Do you know the questions you should avoid in order to stay in compliance with the law? Learn the fundamentals of employee selection and interviewing during this self-paced online course. During this program, learners will discover the steps they should take to efficiently and effectively interact with both internal and external candidates.

Employment Law

When it comes to employment law, not knowing the rules is no excuse. This self-paced course covers the fundamentals of employment law and the rules all human resource professionals and those in management positions should understand. In addition to addressing major legislation, the course explains how to deal with discrimination complaints, how to assess issues around alternative work arrangements, and tactics for developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.

Talent Management and Career Development

“So what do you see for my future?” Today’s employees ask that question and expect an answer and a plan. This course covers the basics of career development and talent management. It describes the traditional stage in the career lifecycle, explains the value of career management programs, outlines tools for developing talent, and explores solutions to common challenges surrounding the process.

Employee Compensation

While money isn’t everything, it is a big part of employee compensation and why top talent stays at an organization. This self-paced course explores the ins and outs of compensation. During this program, learners will explore the legal issues surrounding pay, pay equity, benchmarking and competitive pay, when and how to grant raises, and different ways pay plans can be structured.

Performance Management

Performance management is an essential part of a manager’s job. In fact, making sure others have the tools and training to complete their work and finish tasks on time is the core of a manager’s responsibilities.  This performance management course provides an overview of performance management and the formal systems that can make the process easier.  The program also explains how to conduct a performance management interview and describes the steps to take to create a performance improvement plan.

Business Ethics

Most of the time, bad behavior ultimately catches up with the person or people who have acted unethically. As any newspaper or social media site will reveal, very little is private these days, and organizations large and small have learned the high costs of unethical actions.  Not only can a firm’s pocketbook take a hit, but its brand can suffer damage – sometimes to the point that it simply can’t be repaired. This course looks at business ethics and the issues leaders and others in an organization should consider. The program addresses individual ethics, leadership ethics, and ethics in relation to governance and control.

Leading and Managing Change

Whether adopting new technology or adapting to a drastic shift in an organization’s core focus, leaders and managers play a fundamental role in the change process. This online course addresses the primary issues managers face when leading and managing change. During this program, learners will explore organizational change, review Kotter’s eight-step change process and Lewin’s model of change, identify steps leaders and managers can take to introduce and manage change, and more.

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace takes its toll on countless organizations’ safety, morale, productivity, and profits each and every year. This online course aims to prevent harassing behavior from occurring. The program spells out what harassment is, defines legal terms recognized by the law, outlines the steps of an investigation, and suggests best practices for preventing harassment from occurring.

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