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    Brought to you by the SHRM Knowledge Center, HR Basics covers topics that the SHRM Knowledge Specialists discuss every day with SHRM members. The topics are as follows:

    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Compliance Issues
    • Employee Performance
    • Employee Relations
    • Employment
    • Professional Development
    • Termination/Resignation
    • Time and Attendance

    A few of the headings under Compensation and Benefits are “Developing a Pay Structure,” “Job Analysis Methods,” and “Writing Job Descriptions.” Under the Compliance Issues heading, you will find a full compliance calendar along with links to every compliance topic. These are just a few of the great topics you will find in HR Basics!

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    Need Career Advice? SHRM is the answer!
    Did you know that SHRM devotes a section of its website to assisting members with their HR careers? It’s true! Not only does SHRM have job postings, but they also provide a tool called the HR Career Guide. SHRM also has dozens of online resources to aid you in your job search or career path, found at

    On the main HR Careers section of the site, you will find Job Seeker Resources such as:

    • A webcast on advancing your HR career
    • Articles on:
      • Mentoring
      • Trusting your interview instincts
      • Overcoming over qualification
      • Innovative interviews
      • Career transitions
      • HR competencies
      • Getting promoted
    • Job seekers bulletin board where you can post comments or questions for fellow job seekers