Course Detail: P_RECEMP_ONLINE - Recruitment & Employment - Online

For online sessions, you will need to participate in the class at the times listed.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the recruitment and employment process, an often underutilized part of human resource planning and management strategy. You will sharpen your professional skills by exploring key concepts, including state and federal employment laws, the recruitment process, the legal issues of pre-employment inquiries, and post termination considerations.

You will learn:

  • Methods of recruiting qualified individuals
  • How to screen employment applications so your process is defensible
  • "Behavior-based" interview questions
  • Defensible reference checking and selection
  • How to identify high-potential candidates and choosing the "right fit"
  • How to develop the offer and compensation package
  • Retention strategies and effective onboarding

This course is part of the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management.

It is recommended that Intro to Human Resources Management be taken before the other courses in the HR Certificate but it is not required to do so. Each required course in the HR Certificate Program is offered in both Portland and Online during the course of the year.

The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

The registration fee includes all materials.

For more information:

 Session Detail:  PO0418RECEMP (37 seats (92%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 04/26/18 and ending on 05/31/18 (excluding 05/10/18)
Times: 05:30pm - 08:30pm
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Price: Recruitment and Employment Reg Fee : $495.00

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Deborah Whitworth
Deborah Whitworth
Biography: Deb Whitworth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Owner and CEO of HR Studio Group, LLC. In 30 years of human resources management and leadership experience, she has helped a variety of nonprofit and for profit services and industries build and maintain compliant cultures of excellence. Deb was appointed by the Governor of Maine as Commissioner with the Maine Human Rights Commission in 2011 to complete an unexpired term and reappointed another two times to fill five-year terms in 2012 and 2017. An outspoken advocate for disability rights, she was pleased to be elected in 2015 to the board of The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness. Named the Maine HR Leader of the Year in 2012, Deb is a frequent presenter on human resources and compliance topics at conferences and business functions, she is also an instructor in the HR Certificate Program at University of Southern Maine, and adjunct faculty at Thomas College. Deb leads the SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP Certification Preparatory Course at University of Southern Maine. For more information on how HR Studio Group, LLC can help your organization,contact Deb at or visit Deborah Whitworth

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 5 days of the start of this session.