Course Number:84
Category:Salary Administration
Field of Study:Economics
Audience:HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty:Intermediate
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: Some college level courses with moderate algebraic training
Advanced Preparation:None
SHRM BoCK:SHRM BoCK: As defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge TM, this self-study course covers competency topics related to managing internal and external relationships with the knowledge area being understanding external labor market factors.
OverviewDuring an economic recession real wages drop whereas during inflation, real wages increase. Real wages are nominal wages adjusted for inflation and affect the amount of goods and services that can be bought. This course focuses on pay and the employer and employee economic exchange in the context of labor markets. We will look at the factors that have determined labor market trends, including: supply, demand, advancements in technology, labor market institutions (e.g. unions and government regulations), and globalization of trade leading to offshore outsourcing. The terms wages, salary, or pay may be used interchangeably in this course referring to the compensation earned from employment. Then we’ll review the labor market trends in Europe. The sources for Europe may reference income levels which includes all sources of compensation not just employment (e.g. investments etc.)
Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between pay differentials, inequality, and dispersion
  • Identify the impact of labor market institutions like unions and government legislation on labor markets
  • Recognize the conditions under which more education leads to higher salaries
  • Identify the effects of global trade, offshore outsourcing and immigration on employment and salary levels in the United States
  • Differentiate between labor market trends in the US and Europe
Credit & Professional Continuing
Education Information:
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 2 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    SHRM Preferred Provider
  • aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 2 HR (General) credit hour(s) towards aPHR, PHR®, SPHR®, and GPHR® recertification.

    HRCI Approved Provider
    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute‚Äôs® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
  • CCP/CBP/GRP/WLCP Credit Information:

    This online course qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. For more information on recertification, visit the Society website at www.worldatworksociety.org.

  • CPE QAS Self Study Credit Information:

    National Registry QAS Self Study - Course approved for 0 credit(s) in these states:

    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

    Course approved for 0 credit(s) in Vermont

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