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HR Certificate Program: Benefits


February 22 - March 29, 2018


Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Christopher O'Neil



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Course Description

Learn how Employee Benefits attract, retain, and motivate people, why sometimes they do not deliver as expected, and what to do about it.  Understand the elements of plan types and design exploring how they can be tailored to appeal to a specific workforce or industry.  Gain an overview of federal and state laws concerning employee benefits and their impact on the plans offered and the participants.  Discuss effective methods of communicating the value of benefits to decision makers and employees from a total rewards perspective.  Learn how to manage and maximize vendor and broker relationships.  Become able to perform basic Benefits and Gap Analyses that lead to developing and presenting recommendations to decision makers and employees.

Instructor Information

Christopher O'Neil

Christopher O’Neil, SPHR began professional practice in Human Resources Management in 1987 at Danbury Hospital and over the next fifteen years held positions of increasing responsibility in Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, and Management, ultimately as the Director of Human Resources for enherent Corp, a leading provider of scalable IT solutions to Fortune 500 firms. In addition to Healthcare and IT Services, Mr. O’Neil has worked in other industries as well including Financial Services at Shawmut Bank, Defense Manufacturing at Dow Chemical-United Technologies Corp, and since 2004 has been the Owner of AIM Insurance Agency in Granby, CT, specializing in Employee Benefits and Commercial Business insurance. Mr. O’Neil earned his MBA from University of Connecticut with dual concentrations in Human Resources Management and Business Law, his BS from Western Connecticut State University with majors in Human Resources Management and Industrial Management.  As a lifelong learner Mr. O’Neil holds professional certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management (SPHR & PHR) and the American Compensation Association (CCP), National Alliance (CIC & CRM).

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