Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop at UNH

Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

This course has been approved for SHRM PDCs

In this workshop, we will look at the changing role of Human Resources - from an administrative function concerned primarily with hiring and firing to what is often now an integrated function in the organization's strategic planning process.

We will explore the various skills required of an HR professional while examining compliance topics and HR functions including:

- Recruiting and Selecting Employ­ees
- Employee Onboarding
- Training & Development
- Performance Management
- Com­pensation & Benefits
- Culture
- DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

This dynamic workshop is for both new HR professionals as well as seasoned practitioners who want a refresher on the key building blocks to success.

What You Will Learn


Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

Human resource management (HRM) encompasses those activities designed to provide for and coordinate the human resources of an organization. The human resources (HR) of an organization represents one of its largest investments. In fact government reports show that approximately 70 percent of national income is used to compensate employees. The value of an organization’s human resources frequently becomes evident when the organization is sold. Often, the purchase price is greater than the total value of the physical and financial assets. This difference sometimes called goodwill, partially reflects the value of an organization’s human resources. In addition to wages and salaries, organizations often make other sizable investments in their human resources. Recruiting, hiring, and training represent some of the more obvious examples.

Human resource management is today, the term for what has traditionally been referred to as personnel administration or personnel management. However, as the introductory quote indicates, some authors view human resource management as being somewhat different from traditional personnel management. They see personnel management as much narrower and more clerically oriented than human resource management.

Instructor Bios


Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

  • Instructor - Debbie Zimmermann

    Debbie Zimmermann

    Debbie Zimmermann's career as a Human Resources professional began over 25 years ago and includes 12+ years as a Global HR Business Partner and Strategic People Leader. Debbie has experience working for start-ups and large corporations in San Francisco, CA and Portsmouth, NH. She has been fortunate to work in diverse industries including Software & Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Insurance Services. She has a passion for learning, partnering with business leaders and improving the employee experience.  She has enjoyed roles with a focus on developing company culture, fostering employee engagement and retention and taking the lead on Organizational Development discussions and Change Management opportunities.

    Debbie is currently self-employed as a Human Resource Consultant and has been working as an adjunct professor for the University of NH for over 5 years. During this time she has developed workshops in several areas including:  HR Leadership, Employee Retention, Introduction to HR and Compensation.  She is a trained facilitator in a number of leadership programs and team building assessments.

    Debbie graduated from the University of NH with a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Psychology. She also completed her Masters Certificate in the Human Resource field from Southern NH University. In addition, she is a Nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach. She is also the former President and Vice President of the Marin Human Resource Association in San Francisco and Diversity Director for the Seacoast Human Resources Associate (SHRA) through SHRM.

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 230 Commerce Way
Debbie Zimmermann
289.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
Military Discount
10% off HR-ROI Workshop
REEO Discount
New to NH Discount