HR Essentials Training

Gain foundational knowledge and skills to navigate the increasingly complex world of HR.

Free HR Essentials Training from our Experts

Attention Massachusetts businesses! Get up to $20,000 in free training per year with the Express Program from Commonwealth Corporation, funded by Unemployment Insurance taxes.

So why not take advantage of expert-led HR training? Especially if you can be reimbursed 100%.

Elevate your HR career with HR Essentials. Our comprehensive course for HR professionals covers recruitment, benefits, compliance, and culture-building for both newcomers and experienced professionals. Join us to propel your HR expertise and career prospects to new heights.

Contact us before April 25 to allow time for the grant!

HR Essentials Course

This course is on Thursday mornings over nine weeks. Sessions include:

  1. Human Resources for Anyone New to HR (May 30)
  2. Health and Welfare Benefits Made Simple (Jun 6)
  3. Job Analysis, Descriptions, and Evaluations Made Simple (Jun 13)
  4. Getting Creative to Attract and Retain Talent (Jun 20)
  5. Getting Started with Behavioral Based Interviewing (Jun 27)
  6. An Introduction to Employee Handbooks (Jul 11)
  7. Personnel Records: An Overview (Jul 18)
  8. Performance Appraisals (Jul 25)
  9. From Discipline to Termination: When Coaching Isn’t Working (Aug 1)

The HR Essentials full course description is here.

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Elevate your HR career!

Human resource professionals are tasked with attaining, supporting, rewarding, and retaining a company’s most important asset – its people! Whether new to HR or looking for a refresher, this course provides insight into recruitment, managing leaves, employee benefits, compensation, employment law compliance, policies, and building a company culture. HR Essentials will provide participants with foundational knowledge and skills to navigate the increasingly complex world of HR. In addition, you will be introduced to available HR resources and start to develop an HR network.

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The best way to see if you are eligible is to contact us. Seating is limited for the course starting on May 30. Contact us today to allow time for the grant!

The Massachusetts Express Grant

  • Funding: Offers reimbursement, $20,000 per calendar year for training and development up to $3,000 per person/per course.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have fewer than 100 employees (part-time or full-time).
    • Must be a registered business operating in Massachusetts that is contributing to the unemployment fund.
    • All trainees are employed in Massachusetts (not required to live in MA).
    • Businesses can only request reimbursement for W2 employees who are on the company’s payroll.
  • Free Application: No cost or risk associated with applying.
  • Easy Process: Streamlined application process for convenience.
Eligible? Great, Let's Register You!

What Do You Need Before You Start an Application?

    • Requires a current Certificate of Good Standing from MA Tax Connect within last 6 months.
    • You will need your company’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
    • Signed Form W9

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Hear from attendees of the class

Thorough, down to earth training with realistic examples and a human approach to HR and difficult conversations.

- | Hyannis Port Research

Lots of beneficial information, opportunities for critical thinking, very engaging teacher.

- | Hazen Paper

Dove into all sorts of great topics. Unconscious bias, diversity, inclusivity etc. These topics should be in the forefront of everyone's work now.

- | Berkshire Family YMCA

The mix of discussion, breakout sessions and story sharing made in more meaningful to me to apply on the job.

- | Main Street Bank