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? Will we have to take the new exam?

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. I 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.

Forget the Cash: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Reward Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

The ineffectiveness of traditional performance reviews is yesterday's news. But as the season of giving approaches, smart HR pros realize the traditional end-of-year cash bonus — while of course accepted and much appreciated — also needs a reboot.

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


I’ve watched the battle rage between these two organizations over the past two years and have refrained from commenting publicly. My goal is to make HR better, and I think that each of these groups is trying to do the same in their own respective ways.

Top 10: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

HR Daily Advisor

As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts on the HR Daily Advisor website this year. ‘My My Exempt Employee Has No PTO but Needs Time Off’. See the original post here.]

What are the Benefits of Using eLearning?


You probably already know the benefits of giving your employees the training they need to succeed. You may worry you can’t spare the time to get your staff all together for a group training or up-training session. Easily Create and Conduct Online Tests.

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. HRCI and SHRM Certification Program History.

Aurico Achieves Green Business Certification


Aurico is proud to announce that it has met the standards for "Green Business" Certification. Dedication to a paperless environment by building the award-winning WebACE™ Screening Platform.

Top 5: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

HR Daily Advisor

As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 5 posts on the HR Daily Advisor website this year. 2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show). My Exempt Employee Has No PTO but Needs Time Off’.

Questions to Keep in Mind When Purchasing eLearning Content for an LMS


Many guides on buying eLearning content talk about the quality of the content, the experience of the developer, the number of courses the developer has available for purchase, references, and etc. Is there a final assessment on the eLearning?

HR Certifications: SHRM vs. HRCI


Considering that many HR practitioners fall into the field , pursuing an HR certification can be a great way to prove expertise in the industry. Many senior HR professionals have received certification from the major players: the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). SHRM transferred the majority of its existing membership from the standard PHR to this new SHRM certification.

3 HR Trends in 2014

Dave's Weekly Thought

It's been an interesting year in the world of Human Resources: The certification debate rages on , talent management is evolving at whiplash pace, generational diversity has created a roller coaster of succession planning and the social space has never been more populated with educated HR advisors. In truth, HR remains the organizational pipeline to employees, managers and executives. Here come the apps. Game Mechanics Did somebody say the G word?

How to Avoid the Seven-Year Itch


Service anniversaries are so much more than a certificate, crystal or pin. They are the sum of the relationships and experiences of those years. and a whole lot more represents the type of work you do every day and the type of person you are! by Lynette Silva.

Rethinking talent management

HR Times

Part I: The rise of contingent talent. Gillen on December 3, 2014. HR’s identity is built around managing the people side of the business — recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining the workforce needed to keep the organization up and running.

3 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Workers’ Compensation Costs


If you’re looking for ways to save on workers’ compensation insurance, you’re well aware of the direct costs that you pay in premiums. You may have to train replacement employees, adjust work schedules, investigate accidents and implement corrective measures.

How Can Social Learning Benefit Your Company?

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we heard from Randy Emelo and Becky Simeon, PhD, about the movement toward social learning and how it has dramatically changed corporate learning. Today, the positive effects of social learning systems. Learn More. For the Advisor.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015


Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

World’s Youngest Microsoft Employee Has Yet to Graduate … Kindergarten

HR Daily Advisor

Most children by the age of 5 should be able to count up to 10, identify shapes and colors, and be able to recognize letters or spell their name (if taught). Qureshi’s father would let him play with old computers so he could understand how the hard drives and motherboards worked.

Most Workers Don’t Want to Be a Boss: Now What?


The majority of employees don’t aspire to leadership roles, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. In fact, only one-third of the workers surveyed (34 percent) said they want a managerial role. CareerBuilder’s survey shows the popularity of these explanations.

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. Five Characteristics to Define the Human Resources Profession. The profession must have a certification program.

Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Did you know that you may not be able to pay only the federal minimum wage if your local minimum wage regulations differ? Federal Minimum Wage Laws: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Learning From Those We lead

Lisa Rosendahl

Leaders wake up every day and step into a leadership learning lab yet far too many miss the opportunity to learn from others. My leadership training came in different modalities: on-the-job as an officer in the U.S. Read more at the Lessonly blog.

A Possible Direction for 21st Century Rewards

Compensation Cafe

I don’t think there’s anyone left to argue that the Pay Transparency train isn’t leaving the station, so we need to start thinking and talking about what this will mean for those of us who have to live with the consequences. He also holds CCP, CSCP and SPHR certifications.

Easy All-in-One Kit for On-the-Spot Recognition


In this latest video from Terryberry, get an up-close look at what’s inside the Recognizeme Essential Performance Power Pack by Terryberry. Learn more or order yours at The post Easy All-in-One Kit for On-the-Spot Recognition appeared first on.

Recruiting on Google Plus: How to Source Your Target Candidates


Or, put another way, it’s roughly the size of Germany, France, Japan, and Algeria combined. With that potential talent pool, you’d think more recruiters would be mining it to find hires, but many have been scared off by talk that it’s superfluous, too confusing, or a ghost town.

Recruiting on Google Plus: How to Source Your Target Candidates


Or, put another way, it’s roughly the size of Germany, France, Japan, and Algeria combined. With that potential talent pool, you’d think more recruiters would be mining it to find hires, but many have been scared off by talk that it’s superfluous, too confusing, or a ghost town.

The Campaign for HR !!

Everyday People

Even though this is a “light” year for elections locally, that doesn’t stop the candidates who are running for office from filling the airwaves with commercials. People must feel it works because it gets worse the closer you are to the actual election day.

What Should Be In A Book About #HR Technology?

True Faith HR

Yesterday, my good friend Trish McFarlane was lamenting the poor state of HR Technology understanding amongst practitioners Why is #HR technology the weakest area for practitioners? However, a quick search of "HR Technology" on Amazon or the SHRM Bookstore provides, at best, a cursory or superficial look at the subject.

How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

45 Things

Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early." Despite Kearney''s enthusiasm for a new career, he admits, "I spun a lot of wheels initially" by applying for jobs online.

What’s Your Sentence ??

Everyday People

As I write, I’m recovering from the Ohio SHRM State Conference. It was another incredible event full of learning, fun, laughter and engaged HR pros. Everyone there found something that they could use as a takeaway to improve their role back at the workplace.

Out of the Box

Compensation Cafe

My book club, in an unexpected departure from its usual fare of grim tales in foreign countries, recently read Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute. It''s a simple story about about an executive who attracts the attention of the CEO by behaving badly to a subordinate.

Employee Engagement: David Zinger at 60

David Zinger

21 Employee Engagement Intentions for the next 15 years. Today, September 24th, 2014, I turned 60. This is a time when friends and colleagues are retired, turning their thoughts towards retirement, or focused on the end of work.

People Shopping: Social HR and Recruiting

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

If those words ever ran through your head, you confirmed you’re already behind the 8-ball when it comes to social HR and social recruiting. It’s a perpetual process, and because it is, social is at the forefront of it. And those are just the basics.

my employee won’t copy me on his email, manager purposely gives negative references, and more

Ask a Manager

If so, how should I put the email in order not to sound too odd? The reason you can’t figure out a way to request it that doesn’t sound odd is because there isn’t one — it would be odd, and in most cases it would reflect badly on you. Unless there’s some really unusual extenuating circumstance here, you should drop this expectation and figure out better ways to stay in the loop. What is the key to creating history together, as a new team?

They like us. They really like us: SumTotal, Skillsoft and Customers Win!


As part of Skillsoft, we’ve been able to expand our shared vision to help customers cultivate high-performance cultures and meet the demands of the Learning Age. We are thrilled that industry experts and customers have recognized our ability to align technology with the most important needs driving today’s market. Skillsoft was honored as well, with a Gold award for the “ Best Use of Blended Learning ” in its work for customer Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

update: how important is it to answer every question perfectly during a job interview?

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer wondering how important it is to answer every question perfectly during a job interview? The conversation helped me to focus on some of the issues with myself and my interviewing skills rather than how that particular interview went and whether I messed up a couple questions or not. In the comments section I had mentioned my interest in changing career fields towards Instructional Design. The good news is that my last interview did pan out.

Evolving Research On The Effectiveness of MOOCs


Massive Open Online Courses , MOOCs, are an excellent concept in theory, but data has shown that the Online Education Software needs to incorporate certain aspects for them to fully engage students. Forbes reported that the best professors spoke more than 250 words per minute.

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