HR From the Ground Up: Minimizing Risk Through Effective HR

On Demand Webinar Credit HR Certification Institute, NASBA, AIPB, SHRM, CLE

Understand the transactional, strategic, and analytical roles of a human resource department.

Ensuring a positive workplace experience for employees is a critical component in the financial success of an organization. Unhappy, undervalued, unsafe, and under-compensated employees are costly to businesses. Failures in these areas can result in expensive high turnover rates, compliance complaints, regulatory fines and investigations, and unsafe workspaces. The human resources department in any business acts as the gatekeeper to maintain a best workplace for employees with competitive compensation and benefits, a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and a safe and compliant workspace with solid policies and procedures. A challenge for any human resource professional is to maintain compliance with various federal, state, and local regulations while still balancing employee satisfaction and shareholder expectations. This topic will provide human resource practitioners and leaders with guidance on how to build a successful employee-base that is engaging, compliant and competitive.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define the transactional, strategic, and analytical roles of a human resource department.
  • You will be able to explain the importance of human resources to the success of any organization.
  • You will be able to recognize compliance and risk management concerns in your organization.
  • You will be able to review the employee handbook to ensure current compliance and best practices are addressed.
The Role of Human Resources
  • Transactional: Employee Interaction and Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic: Role in the Company Leadership and Organizational Planning
  • Analytical: Looking for Trends to Stay Competitive
Transactional Responsibilities
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Employee Safety, Performance, and Protections
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee Handbook Requirements
Strategic Responsibilities Topic
  • Interaction of Organizational Goals With Employee Engagement
  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
  • Technology Efficiencies and Needs
Analytical Responsibilities
  • Efficiency in the Applicant and Recruitment Process
  • Competitive Workplace, Compensation, and Benefit Trends
  • Gauging the Temperature of Employee Satisfaction
Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource and payroll managers, their support staff, business owners and managers, accountants, and attorneys.

In Partnership With Lorman

Your Instructor

Tricia Richardson
Tricia Richardson
  • President, Purposed Payroll Professional
  • Human capital management consultant, payroll and human resources best practices, regulatory compliance audits
  • Conducts regular webinars on all topics related to human capital management and payroll processes, regulatory compliance, and best practices
  • Regular contributor to Paytech Magazine
  • National speaker for the American Payroll Association, Payroll Certification Study Group Leader, Human Resource Certification Study Group Leader
  • Bachelor’s degree in management studies with a minor in psychology, University of Maryland University College


OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on July 13, 2017.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AIPB 1.5
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
  • CT CLE 1.5
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
  • HI CLE 1.5
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
  • IL CLE 1.5
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
  • NH MCLE 1.5
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
  • NJ CLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
  • PA CLE 1.5
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
  • RI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • VT CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • WA CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
  • WI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
  • WV MCLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
  • HRCI Approved ProviderHR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of employment laws. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.

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