HR Mastery

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HR Mastery

HR Mastery: Navigating Complex People Management

Registration for this course is now closed. Contact Kelly McInnis if you have any questions
For a schedule of upcoming courses, please visit our Learning & Development Catalog.

Ready to supercharge your HR career? This course is exclusively designed for seasoned HR professionals who grasp the profound importance of people management in our field. Whether you aim to refresh your knowledge or delve deeper into HR intricacies, this course delivers invaluable insights.

In this program, we simplify job-related tasks encompassing job analysis, descriptions, and evaluation, offering a comprehensive approach. Explore creative strategies to attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market. Master advanced performance appraisal techniques, integral to our program. Gain critical insights into effectively managing challenging employee situations, a key focus of ‘Navigating Employee Challenges: From Discipline to Termination.’

Elevate your HR career with “HR Mastery.” Our program equips you to excel in the ever-evolving HR landscape, expand your knowledge, access advanced HR resources, and network with peers. Join us to propel your HR expertise and career prospects to new heights.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors
  • Senior HR Executives
Classes & Dates

HR Mastery

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This course is on Thursday mornings over five weeks.

Thu, Apr 25

Job Analysis, Descriptions, and Evaluations Made Simple

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Best practices for hiring, managing, and developing employees

How can you attract, retain, and manage employees without understanding the responsibilities of the position? Job analysis, job descriptions, and job evaluations form the foundation of many HR practices, including compensation decisions, training and development, performance management, and creating reasonable accommodation controls. In addition, they are used as a tool for recruiting and providing a solid foundation for legal compliance.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Understand the components of a job analysis
  • Discuss the do’s and don’ts of job descriptions
  • Write clearly defined job responsibilities
  • Utilize job descriptions to evaluate positions for internal and external equity
Thu, May 2

Getting Creative to Attract and Retain Talent

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Creative strategies for building a strong and diverse workforce

A pandemic, worker shortages, wage wars and a host of other factors have complicated the process of attracting and retaining talent. This course provides a up-to-the-minute review of what your competitors are doing, national trends, innovative approaches and innovations in recruitment. We’ll look at how HR should manage the process and investigate how talent acquisition isn’t an event or just a process but a strategic approach to keeping your organization fully staffed and growing.

In this knowledge building session, you’ll get the chance to:

  • Engage in workforce planning to move talent acquisition from an event to a strategic process
  • Describe the latest sourcing vehicles and trends in acquisition and retention
  • Identify changes to your interviewing process and content to maximize effectiveness
Thu, May 9

The Intersection of Performance Reviews and Employee Engagement

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop and engage valuable employees

Build a strong practice of continuous feedback as part of an effective performance management process. You will discover learning opportunities to strengthen employee development. When done well, this feedback loop provides a positive, constructive, and nimble approach to team reviews. Bottom line? When employees feel valued and supported, engagement and commitment to your organization increase long term.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how performance reviews impact engagement
  • Analyze and apply principles of feedback
  • Design tailored review strategies for engagement enhancement
Thu, May 16

Performance Appraisals

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Simplifying the process of setting goals, providing feedback, and evaluating employee performance

Managers despise them, employees dread them, and HR is left to make it happen! If that describes your organization’s performance appraisal system, this course is for you! We’ll look at: how you can overcome the reluctance of all involved, how a systematic approach to appraisals can work for your organization, and how HR can ensure consistency and quality in appraisals. We’ll explore how the formal appraisal is simply a culmination of a communications process that keeps employees informed of their status, expectations and consequences.

This knowledge building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall the common types of performance appraisals
  • Describe the four parts of a traditional performance appraisal
  • Analyze the common pitfalls associated with an organization’s approach to appraisals that cause stress
Thu, May 23

From Discipline to Termination: When Coaching Isn’t Working

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Guidance on handling employee performance issues

Telling an employee that they are failing on the job is something most leaders dread. Telling them they’ve lost their job is worse. This session focuses on what happens when improvement doesn’t materialize after coaching. You’ll learn why these conversations are so difficult and how our own values and the organization’s culture and discipline policy influences our decision-making. We’ll review conflict and communications basics and provide ground rules for these difficult discussions. You’ll practice in real world situations to build your skills.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • State communication and conflict basics to prepare for difficult discussions
  • Recognize why these discussions are so difficult for both the leader and employee
  • Illustrate risk management by applying applicable laws to scenarios
  • Prepare for those worst-case scenario conversations

Registration for this course is now closed

Ready to boost your leadership skills? Register today to be part of this program, network with your peers, and learn how to power your career.


HR Mastery

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HR Mastery

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Classes Begin

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023

If you need help registering or applying for a grant, please contact Kallee McGraw or schedule a call.

Interested in training grant funds to offset the cost?

Learn how you can access this course at no cost through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program by viewing our Learning & Development Catalog.


HR Mastery

What is the difference between “Training Just for You” and “Training for Your Company”?
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“Training Just for You” is a training program that any individual from any company can sign up to attend. You’ll join a group of peers from other companies for weekly training sessions. AIM HR Solutions holds these sessions virtually; you can view our calendar of upcoming “Training Just for You” events here. “Training for Your Company” means that we will work with you to deliver training to your company, virtually or onsite. Contact Kelly McInnis if you want to learn more about holding training for your company.

Are these courses available in virtual and in-person formats?
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All of our Training Just For You programs are currently virtual only. If you are interested in AIM HR Solutions offering this program virtually or onsite for your company, contact Kelly McInnis.

Is this course eligible for a grant?
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This course is eligible for the Express Program or the General Grant through the Workforce Training Fund Program. To learn more about this grant and how we can help, you can download our Learning & Development Catalog. If you still have more questions, you can contact Kelly McInnis.

Do you offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts?
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All of our “Training Just for You” programs are held virtually and therefore can be attended by individuals anywhere in the world! Training for your company can also be offered in a virtual format to employees located anywhere. We currently do not offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts. To talk about how we may be able to support you, please contact Kelly McInnis.

Can I attend just one class?
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Yes you may! In order to register for an individual class, please contact Kallee McGraw at letting her know which session(s) you would like to register for.

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