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.

10/4/2017 to 10/5/2017
When: Wednesday-Thursday, October 4-5
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. 


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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS: Approved by SHRM for 12.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification requirements.  Approved by HR Certification Institute for 12.25 hours of HR (General)



Jo Vonna Hill, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, began her career in Human Resources in 1985 with Hermann Hospital.  She currently works at the law firm, Pagel, Davis & Hill, where she coordinates Human Resource and legal work performed for clients of the law firm.  Jo Vonna provides consulting in legal compliance audits, employee relations, investigations, EEOC and unemployment claims, FMLA and ADA administration, and litigation prevention and support.  Her experience includes management and/or consulting in numerous industries including medical, education, oil & gas, transportation, and construction.  Jo Vonna has served in leadership positions at HR Houston as HR Ambassadors Committee Chair and as a Special Projects Panel member.


An alumnus of the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business, BRANDON WIGGINS, SPHR 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.



  • HR Houston Member: $575
  • Non-Member: $675 (includes a 1-year NEW HR Houston Professional/General Membership; you will receive the membership application at Registration on the 1st day of the workshop)  



Cancellations may be made in writing with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the meeting.  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


LOCATION AND PARKING: CLICK HERE for a map link.  2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto EAST TC Jester and travel North approx 2 blocks to “Entrance 5” of the office park named “The Preserve”. Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the second garage marked Building 2190 for parking.  Registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with driving directions at least 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop

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