Course Number:04
Category:Foundation Courses
Field of Study:Business Management & Organization
Audience:HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty:Basic
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: None
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 areas being compensation and benefits, retention techniques, and understanding external labor market factors.
OverviewBefore establishing or adjusting a salary structure, Human Resources Management must consider your organization’s internal and external labor market in order to make informed decisions about average job salaries that take into account: labor costs, employee productivity, employee retention, salary comparisons to competitors, cost-of-living comparisons, labor unions, and more. This pay-theory course reviews all the internal and external factors you must evaluate when making wage determinations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the impact of labor costs on an organization’s ability to pay
  • Differentiate between an organization’s ability to pay and willingness to pay
  • Identify the advantages of using comparable salaries to set pay
  • Recognize the difference between cost of living and cost of labor
  • Identify the impact of cost-of-living increases on salary decisions
  • Recognize the role of unions in the labor market
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 2 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 2 credit(s) in Vermont

Additional Information:
*The Course Credit List displays credits and credit types offered by location.
World at Work CPE Sponsors - Registry CPE Sponsors - QAS CCC CAC

The ERI Distance Learning Center 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 website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/