University of Southern Indiana
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Human Resources for the non-HR Manager Certificate

Employees are often promoted into management roles with little training in human resources, yet managing people is a primary responsibility on with their success depends. If managers do not understand employment laws and concepts such as ADAAA, FCRA, implied contract, BFOQ, protected class, FLSA, or discrimination, they may be unintentionally placing their employers at risk. In this course, managers will learn about federal and state employment laws as well as the importance of implementing effective HR practices from employee hiring through separation. Special emphasis will be given to the importance of maintaining a harassment-free, discrimination-free workplace.

This course addresses the following soft skills: leadership, communication, being a team player and resolving conflict.

*The list of competencies was compiled and adapted from surveys administered by,, Forbes and Business Daily News.

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