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The Employee Lifecycle | Online Course

Kickstart your HR Generalist career with an understanding of every stage of the employee lifecycle. This online Employee Lifecycle course is designed to help you gain the skills you need to manage every aspect of the HR functions — from building an authentic employer brand to designing performance and reward processes. Become a well-rounded HR professional to effectively support the growth of your organization.


Online Self-paced

10 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


4 modules

12 video lessons + quizzes and community discussions

What you will do

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Build an HR to successfully help your business scale

Gain the skills to attract, develop, and retain your organization’s most important asset — its people. In this online course, you will learn how HR can engage with people across the seven stages of the employee lifecycle, from attracting talent and onboarding to training and offboarding. You will also learn how to design and implement successful HR policies, and how to set up effective HR budgets that benefit your people and your organization.

+ course structure


Getting the 4P’s in Place


Bringing the Right People On-board


Keeping People Motivated and Connected

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructor

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Dieter Veldsman

HR Thought Leader & Subject Matter Expert


Dr. Dieter Veldsman is an organizational psychologist with a passion for HR. He has 12+ years of experience in Organizational Development, Design and Strategic HR, having worked for and consulted with various multi-national corporations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences and panels on HR, Future of Work, and Organizational Development.

HR Policy Framework

Discover everything you need to know to implement a successful Policy Framework, from addressing gaps in your framework to making HR policies visible.

Payroll Process

Learn about the three payroll approaches — insourcing, co-sourcing, and outsourcing — and the legal requirements that will influence your payroll process.

Employee Branding

Understand how you can build a unique and authentic employer brand on a foundation of the employer promise and employer value proposition.

Recruitment Funnel

Build an effective and successful recruitment funnel with a unique candidate experience and the right guideline metrics.

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the HR Generalist Certificate Program (includes the The Employee Lifecycle course).

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The The Employee Lifecycle course is available as part of our HR Generalist Certificate Program.
Driving Business Value & Measuring Success
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Policies & Processes for the Employee Lifecycle
3 modules
HR in a Scaling Business
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HR Communications Toolkit
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Why should I enroll in this online Employee Lifecycle training course?

The work of HR is centered around the workforce of the organization. This means that in order to best support your business as an HR professional, you need to be well-versed in every stage of the relationship between an employee and the organization. In other words, you need to be an expert in the Employee Lifecycle. This is especially important when you’re an HR department of one and is responsible for everything that goes on in the People function.

This online Employee Lifecycle training course is designed to help you gain the skills and competency you need to engage with your people in each stage of the cycle, from attraction to offboarding. Additionally, you will also learn about several other HR responsibilities that will affect the Employee Lifecycle, including the Policy Framework and the HR budget. By the end of this course, you will be well-prepared to support the growth of your business in your capacity as an HR Generalist.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the Policies & Processes for the Employee Lifecycle course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our HR Generalist Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

Do I need prior HR knowledge to enroll in this course?

This course does not require prior HR knowledge or experience. It is designed for those who are new or transitioning into the role of an HR professional, or have just joined a growing business as their first HR hire. Once enrolled in this course, you will start from the foundation of HR — understanding how to position HR in the business context and how to support the organization in your capacity — before moving on to the specifics of the Employee Life Cycle.


+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 10 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles.

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

Understand every stage of the employee lifecycle

Effectively support the growth of your organization