HR Basics
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This two-day course moves through each core HR function to understand the role and responsibilities of HR in each stage of the Employment Life Cycle.

10/3/2018 to 10/4/2018
When: Wednesday-Thursday, October 3-4
9:00 am-4:30 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am)
Where: Meetings On Pointe Training Center
2190 North Loop West, Suite 311
Houston, Texas  77018
United States

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Pre-registration and pre-payment is required; space is limited.
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HR Basics*


Presented by Kim Garcia, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and Brandon Wiggins, SPHR

HR Basics is a two-day workshop that introduces you to the field of Human Resources.

Are you new to HR or to human resources subject matter? Moving from a specialist to generalist position or administrative to exempt?  Has your small company employer asked you to assume an HR role?  This two-day program led by Senior HR Professionals provides an overview of the major areas of HR practice.

Beginning with a review of employment law, you’ll then move through each core HR function to understand the role and responsibilities of HR in each stage of the Employment Life Cycle:

  • Recruiting & Selection
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Relations & Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Training & Development
  • Workplace Planning & Record Keeping

You’ll gain an understanding of the evolving role of HR as a strategic business partner in supporting the company’s mission and goals. Along the way, you’ll begin to build your personal development plan to lead to a proficiency in the field.

Your registration includes a comprehensive workbook packed full of information, practical considerations, examples and other resources that you’ll be able to use as you move forward in your career.

Credit Hours

*The workshop offers 12.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and 12.25 hours of HR (General) credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


KIM GARCIA, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR has recently advanced to the position of Vice President of Human Resources at Memorial Hermann Health System. She has more than 15 years of experience in Director and HR Business Partner roles in various industries and has led HRBP teams for the past seven years. As a past President and current volunteer with HR Houston, Kim dedicates personal time to the development of the HR profession in Houston. She holds a BA in Psychology & Spanish from Rice University, an MBA from the University of Houston and has been certified in human resources for the past 16 years.

An alumnus of the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business, BRANDON WIGGINS is a well-rounded and ambitious HR professional with over 8 years of progressive experience working at Methodist Hospital and Baker Hughes. Currently, an HR Officer for Stolt-Nielsen USA, a global bulk liquid chemical transportation company in Houston, Brandon’s responsibilities include employee relations, talent acquisition, global mobility, and HRIS. His accomplishments include certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), recipient of i10 Media’s Top 40 Under 30 Award which recognizes Houston’s next generation of leaders, as well as serving as President of the University of Houston Black Alumni Association, which celebrated the largest scholarship distribution in its history under his leadership.

Payment & Terms
  • HR Houston Member  $575.00
  • HR Houston NonMember  $675.00 *
    * NOTE: This special rate includes a 1-year HR Houston Professional/General Membership for NEW members; you will receive the membership application at check-in on the first day of the workshop.


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration. If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


Map & Driving Directions

Make Your Commute Easier: 2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto East TC Jester and travel North approximately 2 blocks to "Entrance 5" of the office park named "The Preserve". Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the garage marked Building 2190 for parking. For additional information to help you avoid rush hour and/or construction back-ups, see our Optional Area Routes Guide (PDF).

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240