Excel for HR Management Professionals

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
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HR Newswatch

Excel is one of the most powerful tools in today’s workplace. You will almost always see in job postings for management jobs, including HR positions, that Excel skills are required.  HR professionals need to organize, analyze and communicate data, which is the purpose of Excel. 

In HR, it is virtually impossible to do compensation, benefits, project management or any HR function without knowing some Excel, and it is impossible to be a true business partner without knowing Excel. Using Excel is not merely having the ability to enter names into lists. Excel saves you time while bringing understanding to piles of data. Before Excel, it could take weeks to organize, analyze and present data that can now be accomplished better in an afternoon.

The power of Excel is the ability to use the data entered into its spreadsheets to perform mathematical calculations as well as other financial functions. Excel’s functions can provide answers for simple to complex statistical and financial questions. Pivot tables allow you to slice and dice data to gather significance from data. Connections between data can be represented visually as charts, graphs, or histograms to provide better understanding.


This webinar will teach you the basics of Excel functions at which today’s HR management professionals are expected to be proficient.

  • Customizing Excel. 
  • Using date functions.
  • Formatting sheets and cells.
  • Creating formulas.
  • Nested functions.
  • Database functions.
  • Data protection. 
  • Importing and exporting data.
  • Creating charts from your data.
  • Building a simple Pivot Table. 
  • Building a basic Gantt Chart.
  • Using printing and page layout functions.  


Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SHRM-SCP, specializes in solving company “people problems” and linking employee performance with compensation. Teri also sources software solutions for employee relations, compensation and performance management. Teri has over 15 years human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures. 

Teri has enjoyed consulting with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 15 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses. In addition to a MBA, Teri has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in Conflict Management. She was certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, is certified in Project Management and IT Management, qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner and holds the SHRM certification of a Senior Certified Professional.


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