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.

10/2/2019 to 10/3/2019
When: Wednesday-Thursday, October 2-3
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 Jared Branch, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and Jenny Loney, SHRM-SCP, GPHR

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.


JARED BRANCH, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the Senior HR Manager for Webber, LLC, specializing in Benefits Management, HR Systems, and HR Projects. Human Resources found Jared in 2005, just shortly after graduating from Abilene Christian University. Today, Jared's direction in leading his team is largely impacted by past experiences, specialized training, and lessons shared by others. He encourages HR business people to choose and live the right values and to pay attention to every detail when writing their own HR story. 

JENNY LONEY, MBA, SHRM-SCP, GPHR is the Director of Human Resources for Blackhawk Specialty Tools, LLC, a division of Frank’s International. Starting with Blackhawk when the company was only in business for a year and a half, Jenny built the HR Department including all policies, performance management, compensation and benefit plans, and employee recruiting and retention initiatives for the organization. In her current role, Jenny is responsible for both Human Resources and Learning and Development for the Blackhawk division with employees in countries around the world. In addition to her full-time position, Jenny was an adjunct professor at Nicholls State University for 2 years teaching the course Human Resource Management in the Petroleum Industry. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Nicholls State University as well and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

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

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