HR Boot Camp

Many smaller businesses have employees who wear multiple hats. Are you that person who is assigned human resources tasks like helping with the paperwork after someone is hired? Filing workman’s compensation claims and handling FLMA for the company? Training managers how to avoid legal issues when managing others? Are you wondering if you are doing things correctly? Perhaps you haven’t been trained or experienced in this field.

  • You will establish a foundation of human resource knowledge to ensure your organization’s policies and practices are following the legal parameters and you are doing HR activities correctly.

  • This will also be an opportunity to establish a network of other professional colleagues who are in the same situation like you. Get a chance to hear what others are doing, and get some advice on the issues, policies, and practices they have experienced.

  • The biggest benefit from this class is the peace of mind. Knowing you are doing the essential human resource activities correctly and are preventing the business from costly lawsuits.

Who Should Attend?

People who are assign human resource duties (e.g. FMLA, onboarding, hiring paperwork, employment benefits) but don’t have the official “HR” title/position or degree.

HR Boot Camp Class Schedule

Session 1: Onboarding

  • Expectations, where to start, what is needed
  • The 4 C's: (Compliance, Clarification, Culture and Connection)
  • Policies: Are you really covered? 
  • What legal issues might you face? (i.e. violence in the workplace)
  • Case Studies

Session 2: Hiring Practices and Process

  • Application form
  • Interview questions
  • Employee referrals 
  • Reference checks
  • Job offer, and more

Session 3: Management Skills and Laws Around Management Practices

  • Manager/Supervisor skills, tasks and duties
  • Harassment
  • Employment law
  • Training managers and supervisors to avoid legal issues
  • Case Studies

Session 4: Compensation and Benefits

  • Legal concerns around pay
  • Benefits for employees
  • Mental Health, and EAP
  • FMLA, illness/injury and worker’s comp

Session 5: Avoiding Problems

  • EEO compliance
  • OSHA and other safety regulations
  • Drug free-workplace, and other legal issues
  • Union/Labor Relation activities


Classes meet on Hawkeye Community College's Main Campus in Buchanan Hall in the Advanced Technology and Business Center.

Cost: $499

After completion of the training series, participants will be given a participation certificate (if they complete the majority of the workshop – nine hours out of a total of 12.5 hours) for Human Resources Workplace Series.

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