The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Employers Council to offer an Introduction to Human Resource Management.


This highly rated program through the Employers Council provides a broad-based overview of critical HR functions, updates on the latest HR trends and legal developments, and best practice tips. It is designed for professionals new to HR, who are looking for a refresher course or re-certification credits, or who perform HR duties as a secondary function.


We are currently in session for this program. Stay tuned for new dates and see below what attendees in the class are learning.


If you are interested in the next cohort, please fill out this form, and email it to


Key Benefits

  • Emphasizes practical and real life application
  • Participants receive valuable tools, forms, policies, and reference materials
  • Half-day seminars held weekly to fit your busy schedule
  • 18.75 Re-certification Credits from HR Certification Institute and SHRM


Day 1: HR Essentials
This introduction to HR provides a bird’s-eye view of HR responsibilities and the role HR plays in an organization with a focus on effective hiring and onboarding practices and how to handle terminations. It also addresses key responsibilities such as recordkeeping, personnel files, handbooks, and posting requirements.


Day 2:  Performance Management and Employee Development
One of HR’s greatest contributions in every organization is providing feedback and setting goals to motivate and engage employees to perform at their best. This session gives you the tools to address performance problems, develop and administer performance evaluations, recognize star performers, and set goals to motivate and develop employees.


Day 3:  Payroll and Benefits Administration
HR plays a key role in ensuring employees are paid properly and supporting employee benefits. This session provides a sound understanding of payroll best practices, key payroll rules, benefit plan administration, Total Rewards statements, COBRA administration, and an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Participants also receive best practice tips on how to support employee benefits and add value.


Day 4:  Employment Law I
HR professionals must have an understanding of many employment laws. This session provides an overview of key discrimination laws, illegal harassment, immigration laws, and employee rights in the workplace. Participants receive practical information and best practice tips to stay in compliance.


Day 5:  Employment Law II
This session continues our employment law discussion by covering the fundamentals and recent developments of wage and hour laws (FLSA), garnishments, drug and alcohol testing, Workers’ Comp, and tricky leave laws such as FMLA, ADA, and USERRA. Tools and best practice tips will be shared.