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Course Syllabus: HR Compensation and Benefits


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Course Description

Whether you're looking to change your HR strategy or you want to know more about benefits and compensation, "HR Benefits and Compensation" is for you.  With eight lessons on how to manage current and future benefits questions and compensation needs, you will be able to quickly understand the basics and apply new strategies in the workplace.

The lessons include:

  • The Importance of Compensation and Benefits
  • What Compensation and Benefits Are
  • Following HR Regulations
  • Organizational HR Strategies
  • Benefits of a Needs Assessment
  • Managing Policies, Programs, and Activities
  • Organizational Responsibilities
  • What Small Businesses Should Know

Many companies today now realize that the more they focus on benefits and compensation, the more they will be able to attract the right talent – and keep the talent they already have.  By performing needs assessments, organizations can begin to identify their unique needs by finding the gaps in their strategies. 

In addition, you will learn about how these strategies and ideas apply to smaller businesses that may not have the same resources available as larger companies.  By simply looking at their organization in a different way, smaller businesses can change the way their benefit and compensation packages are structured.

Each of these lessons is designed to be instruction with summaries at the end, as well as True/False and Multiple Choice questions to ensure you have understood the information.

"HR Benefits and Compensation" is a course that is designed for those who are looking to gain a basic understanding of compensation and benefits in support of organizational development and success.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: The Importance of Compensation and Benefits

Lesson 2: What Compensation and Benefits Are

Lesson 3: Following HR Regulations

Lesson 4: Organizational HR Strategies

Lesson 5: Benefits of a Needs Assessment

Lesson 6: Managing Policies, Programs, and Activities

Lesson 7: Organizational Responsibilities

Lesson 8: What Small Businesses Should Know

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 20 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of compensation and benefits and what they are.
  • Determine HR regulations and use best practices for following them.
  • Identify organizational HR strategies.
  • Describe benefits of a needs assessment.
  • Learn how to manage HR policies, programs, and activities.
  • Define organizational responsibilities, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment15
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam9
Lesson 3 Exam7
Lesson 4 Assignment15
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment15
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
The Final Exam40
Total Points:162
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