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HR Certification Trends: An Interview with the CEO of HRCI


One of the most popular posts I’ve written all year was dedicated to the HR certification decision facing today’s HR pros. decided to take it a step further and reach out to some people to discuss the behind-the-scenes pieces of the HR certification world. Today’s interview is with Amy Dufrane, CEO of the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Certification Management Nightmares


Certification Management Nightmares. Certification management is crucial for businesses across a multitude of industries, yet the administrative upkeep is a nightmare. These are just a few of the serious consequences businesses and employees can face when certifications are out of date or when managing those certifications is overwhelming. Hefty fines. Lost clients.

Presale: New HR Certification Audio Tools (Limited Time)


One of the most common questions I get from people interested in certification is where to find something they can listen to in the car, on a walk, or even at work. I’ve mentioned before that as busy as I am with kids and work, I really like to listen to podcasts and other audio programs while I’m washing dishes or chaperoning people around town. Is this just for the PHR or SPHR?

SHRM-CP or PHR? Today’s HR Certification Decision


Many of you may know me as the person who talks about HR certification more than anyone else on the Internet. No, not the value in the certification, but in the value of the commitment to long-term improvement. Last year SHRM used its “pathway” to allow those of us with current certifications to simply click a few buttons and get our SHRM certification.

HR Certification Guide: Untangling the Web


The HR certification landscape is now complex, political and often times confusing for practitioners. Just last week HRCI announced their new aPHR certification for entry level or college student professionals. I can’t imagine what newbies feel like as they begin researching HR certification programs and testing. HRCI and SHRM Certification Program History. PHR-CA.

Consequences of Out-of-Date Certifications and Training


Consequences of Out-of-Date Certifications and Training. Every year companies face the challenge of managing their employee’s certifications and training requirements. View the infographic below to learn the Consequences of Out-of-Date Certifications and Training. To learn more about Certification Tracking: Request a Certification Tracking demo.

Your HR Certification is Worthless (#SHRM15)


One of his comments was powerful, and I thought it deserved to be repeated here because I talk about certification quite a bit. If your certification is only about getting hours and credits, get the heck out of this profession. sbrownehr #SHRM15 — Ben Eubanks (@beneubanks) June 30, 2015 If your certification is purely about getting recertification hours, having letters after your name, and trying to use that as a way to get credits, then you’re wasting your time and your organization’s time. How has your certification helped you? Go ahead and leave.

How Certification Tracking with Spreadsheets Can Shut Down Your Business


How Tracking Certifications with Spreadsheets Can Shut Down Your Business. How many certifications does each employee need? In order to avoid litigation and fines, your business will need to utilize a program that will track certifications and notify you when it is time to recertify. Many companies try to use spreadsheets, such as Excel, to keep certifications up to date.

A Look at the History of Human Resources & HR Certification Programs


This blog is part of a special series providing insights into HR certification. Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession. In the HR profession, one of the most talked about, debated about and argued about topics over the last couple of years has been the topic of HR Certification. Since SHRM has announced their competency based certification in 2014, lines have been drawn and caused an (in my opinion) unnecessary furor. The profession must have a certification program. Biggest Fear of an HR Certification Program.

Battle Over Certifications Rages On

HRE's The Leader Board

As might be expected, the Society for Human Resource Management made sure its HR-certification effort, announced roughly two years ago, received a healthy dose of air time this week at its SHRM 2016 conference in Washington. In addition, he said that roughly 84,000 took part in the pathway certifications in 2015. SHRM currently has testing windows in the spring and winter.).

When Did HR Certification Start Focusing on Who Has the Bigger Pin?

TLNT: The Business of HR

I must admit, when  SHRM announced that it was going into the certification business  last year, I was one of many who were skeptical, even feeling deceived, disillusioned, and dissatisfied that the organization responsible for promoting the HR profession had so blatantly shown its real intent. The real intent, that is, of self-promotion and self- preservation. more…).

SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

Since then, SHRM has developed a certification that aligns with the competency model. In my role as a SHRM special expertise panel member and as one of the initial item writers for the SHRM certification exam, I had the opportunity to hear an update about the certification program during this year’s SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Every profession has competencies.

Namely Achieves New SOC Certification


We are pleased to announce that Namely has achieved SOC 1 Type 2 certification. The certification is indicative of our ongoing commitment to client security and sound business practices. This year’s certification is only part of our commitment to operational excellence. We'll continue to run our processes accordingly and renew our certification year after year. The new year is just around the corner, but we have a few more 2016 accomplishments to celebrate at Namely. In short, SOC reports help establish the credibility of a service organization to the broader public.

@SHRM Certifications Gain Accreditation!

The Tim Sackett Project

This was a big deal because it was one of the major things HRCI was holding over the heads of those HR pros trying to decide which HR certification they should get. Since the launch of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP two years ago, SHRM has worked to gain recognition as the global standard in HR certification. We celebrate this milestone with more than 96,000 SHRM–certified professionals, the fastest-growing HR certification community. global certification is another item that is a must. This is no longer a factor as both are accreditated. So, why is this a big deal?

WorkForce Software Launches Partner Certification Program

Workforce Software

12, 2015) – WorkForce Software®, the leading cloud-based provider of enterprise workforce management solutions, today announced details of its newly launched partner certification program. Certified Partners to Bring Benefits of Time, Scheduling, and Leave Automation to More Organizations Around the Globe LIVONIA, Mich. 2015 EmpCenter Partners

Do HR Certifications Have Any Value?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Certifications HR Trends Human Resources DisruptHR Featured videos“Raise your hand if you have your CHRP,” Rocky Ozaki directs his audience of HR professionals at a DisruptHR meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

New #SHRM Certification Raises More Questions Than It Answers (Update X 2)

True Faith HR

The big news from SHRM HQ on Monday was the announcement of the creation of a new certification program for HR professionals. What happens to current professionals who hold PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification? While SHRM indicates they will support the PHR and SPHR certification until January 2015, many chapters are already planning programming for the 2015 year. Why announce now?

Five Tips for Recognizing with Award Certificates


favorite in the world of recognition is the award certificate. Certificates are classic, effective, and with the right language and design, they can even be fun! Read on for five tips for a seamless presentation: Say it with style – A good award certificate includes all of the pertinents: the award winner’s name, achievement, and date of award. One way is to use superlatives.

Aurico Achieves Green Business Certification


Aurico is proud to announce that it has met the standards for "Green Business" Certification. Aurico''s commitment to developing and implementing polices for a safer and healthier world has enforced their leadership in creating innovative ways to introduce sustainability. Dedication to a paperless environment by building the award-winning WebACE™ Screening Platform. Awards Industry News

What Should Be Discussed Instead of Certification at #SHRM14

True Faith HR

Unless you are a HR professional living under a rock, the topic du jour(s) will be the new SHRM certification being won''t be able to escape it. Vegas has put better odds of snow occurring during the four days in Orlando than Hank Jackson NOT discussing certification during the opening session. HRCI #shrm14 certification living wage Orlando sleep wage theft

Connecticut Court Affirms Employer’s Request for Enhanced FMLA Certification

HR Daily Advisor

Thus, many employers rightfully feel a bit uneasy when medical certification provided by an employee in connection with a request to commence or return from FMLA leave raises more questions than it answers. The enhanced fitness-for-duty certification procedures set forth in Section 312 of the U.S. Different FMLA Certification Requirements. By John Herrington. Background.

How to Get 45+ Free HRCI Credits for the PHR or SPHR


You know I’m a fan of certification and the benefits it can bring to your career. But once that certification is done you have that teensy, minor detail of getting 60 credit hours in order to recertify every three years. General Certification Free Resources HR Certification HRCI Recertification For free. Over the Web. From the comfort of your home or office.

GAO Reviews OFCCP Practices: Is an Annual AAP Certification Requirement Next?


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently completed a review of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The GAO’s review included an assessment of OFCCP’s supply and service scheduling process, its compliance review process, and its outreach and technical assistance. Compensation Compliance Affirmative Action Workplace Discrimination

On the Need for HR Certification Research

True Faith HR

In the wake of the HuffPost Top 100 Most Social HR Experts list , and the significant number on the list who do not have HR certification , was a comment made by one of those top 100 members: As a recruiting practitioner I really see no value personally or professionally in being a SHRM member or gaining a certificate. HRCI #SHRM certification PHR research SPHR

Reduce Compliance Risks in One Easy Step


Lapsed certifications and unmet compliance deadlines cost businesses millions of dollars each year in fines and penalties – a large percentage of which could be avoided with the right certification tracking system. An automated certification tracking system would have eliminated input errors and created a robust notification system for deadlines. Take Company A as an example.

People Sourcing Certification Programme ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

People Sourcing Certification Programme. I’ve had a long standing interest in the field of sourcing (finding people who might be a good fit in your organisation / role vs recruiting – trying to get these same, but unknown people to send you their CVs), really ever since we developed the idea into an approach we called head farming when I was an HR Director at Ernst & Young.

Reduce Compliance Risks in One Easy Step


Lapsed certifications and unmet compliance deadlines cost businesses millions of dollars each year in fines and penalties – a large percentage of which could be avoided with the right certification tracking system. An automated certification tracking system would have eliminated input errors and created a robust notification system for deadlines. Sadly, Company A did not have an automated certification tracking program at the time, and instead found itself saddled with hefty fines and business sanctions. Visit our Certification Tracking page. Sound familiar?

What is ‘enhanced’ FMLA fitness-for-duty, and how can you use it?

HR Morning

It’s being referred to as an “enhanced” fitness-for-duty certification. These certifications go beyond the standard fitness-for-duty certifications you’re used to. Under a standard certification, a healthcare provider may simply state whether or not an employee is able to return to work. The certification process in practice. What is it?

Showing Some Valentine’s Day Love for SHRM-SCP


Alex’s title with SHRM is Senior Vice President for Knowledge Development.  I am not sure what all Alex does, but one of his biggest efforts for the last couple of years has been the development and implementation of the SHRM Certifications. The new certification program has taken criticism from pretty much every angle and every source.  The answer is the SHRM Certification.

Intermittent Leave Management Under the FMLA

HR Daily Advisor

This article focuses on intermittent leave management under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including information on leave tracking and medical certification. Medical Certification. One of the most powerful tools for managing intermittent leave and controlling abuse is the initial certification of such leave. Tracking And Training. when 3 to 5 days are remaining).

Aurico Receives Veteran-Owned Business Certification


The Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) has verified Aurico to be a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). The CVE, better known as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides this designation so veterans can participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program. Awards Industry News

Do You Use a Fitness-For-Duty Certification After FMLA Leave?

HR Daily Advisor

One such method to ensure proper administration is to require fitness-for-duty certifications for employees returning from FMLA leave. What Is a Fitness-For-Duty Certification? fitness-for-duty certification is a confirmation from a healthcare provider that certifies that the employee is able to return to work after a leave of absence. What has been your experience with them?

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Have Been Accredited: What This Means For Us


One of the next major steps in the evolvement of the SHRM Certification process has been completed. In a statement released Tuesday, Hank Jackson, SHRM President and CEO said ,  “HR professionals around the world have embraced SHRM Certification.  This is groundbreaking for human resource certifications.”. Accreditation does not mean SHRM Certification will be sitting still.

New Report Examines Trends in Wage and Hour Class Action Suits, Settlements

HR Daily Advisor

Plaintiffs’ lawyers scored several significant victories in 2016 that will make class actions easier to prosecute and result in more certification orders. 2. The Federal and state courts issued more favorable class certification rulings for the plaintiffs’ bar in 2016 than in past years.  Wage and hour certification decisions in 2016 increased geometrically as compared to last year.