HR Certifications, Are They Really Important?


Human resources and work environments are rapidly evolving, including an increasingly diverse, four-generation workforce that requires knowledgeable, certified HR professionals who can bring multiple skills to the job. Many employers don’t just prefer an HR certification; they require it.

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. Alex, for those readers who aren’t aware, what is the SHRM certification and what does it represent?


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How Can a Graduate Certificate Improve Your Career Potential?

Career Metis

You need to decide if you should pursue a graduate certificate course or Master’s degree depending on the field of study, personal preferences, and applicable regulations. What Exactly Is a Graduate Certificate? What Are the Benefits of a Graduate Certificate?

Determine what the best HR certification for you is.

Business Management Daily

If you’re looking to earn an HR certification – you must first determine what the best HR certification is for you. Earning an HR certification demonstrates a level of competence and commitment that employers find attractive. SHRM certifications.

@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.

ICF’s New Code of Ethics

Center for Coaching

As the profession grows and matures the experience and knowledge base also grows and matures. In response to an unasked question: Yes, during coach training the new Code of Ethics is now taught in all Center for Coaching Certification programs.

What Are Microcredentials?

Career Metis

Seeking out learning opportunities bulks up resumes with field-centered and knowledge-based skills. Microcredentials are certification-based qualifications that demonstrate knowledge, experience, or skills in a given career niche, subject area, or professional capability. .

5 Companies Using Gamification to Boost Business Results

Cornerstone On Demand

Gamified Solution: Cisco introduced three levels of certification for the social media training program: Specialist, Strategist and Master, as well as four sub-certification levels for HR, external communications, sales and internal partner teams. It also mixed in team challenges to incorporate a healthy dose of competition and collaboration into earning social media certifications. Engine Yard Sends Employees on Missions to Grow Its Knowledge Base.

CFA vs. MBA : What’s the Right Option for You?

Career Metis

An MBA will give you a broader knowledge base that can be applied across various industries. Certifications Higher Education LEARNING & EDUCATION CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Degree Guest Post Learning & Education MBA usnews.comNow that you’ve landed your first finance job out of college, what’s your next move? . The first two to three years in a job is when you prove yourself.

Coaching to Build a Life

Center for Coaching

Based on this, for the client in the story of this blog series, as the focus shifts the conversation shifts based on what serves the client. . What is your knowledge base? As learned through coaching certification , one of the great things about coaching is that the process works with or without subject matter expertise, because the client is empowered to choose the focus and approach, and to find their answer.

Are HR consultant jobs a good idea? [Reader Question]


I have my degree and want to take the certification exam when I can. What I love: 1) Work in a variety of industries, which can greatly expand your knowledge base. Today’s question is about HR consultant jobs and whether they are a good career move. .

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

Do you find that many organizations believe you are not as capable without an HR certification? I will say that the HR certification is something that should be considered intentionally. HR certification, like any other education, should be sought because you want it and it is something that will expand your current knowledge base. S: I have not found any organization who believed I was incapable due to having/not having my HR certification.

SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential: All the Details

HR Bartender

I know it can be tempting to compare the Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential to other certifications like the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP , but this isn’t the same and therefore, the process isn’t going to be either. The PDCs are automatically uploaded into your certification portal, just like other SHRM seminars and eLearning. They’re automatically uploaded into the certification portal just like everything else. You and I both know people with “lifetime” certifications.

5 Tech-Powered Innovations to Implement In The Onboarding Process


higher knowledge rates than the traditional onboarding process. Gamification can break down a complex onboarding process into smaller tasks, where employees can track their progress and get awards or certificates for completion. Build a knowledge base and community.

20 Best Learning Management Systems of 2020

Vantage Circle

TalentLMS is a cloud-based learning management system, founded in the year 2012 in California. Certification. The knowledge base gives access to quick answers for platform-related issues. Features: Certification. Features: Certification. Certification.

Indeed Resume Builder Review (2020)

Career Metis

If you scroll down further, you can find additional sections that you can add to your resume, such as: Certifications/Licenses. Indeed also has knowledge base pages such as a Career Guide and a Hiring Lab to read articles to help you get hired.

6 Learning Benefit Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank in 2017


Gaining new knowledge to broaden our perspective is a great place to start when considering little habits with potentially big impact in 2017. 4 – Seize the day – get that certification. While the price of obtaining a professional certification will vary depending on the credential one seeks, relative to the cost of tuition reimbursement for an employee, certifications are an affordable learning benefit that allow your teammates to improve their skill set.

10 Tips on How to Mentor Emerging HR Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

1) Let Them Experience Everything One of the greatest assets in HR is a wide knowledge base. Give recruiting exposure to compensation, let generalists do a tour of duty through organizational design and encourage everyone on the HR team to work in the business itself to gain knowledge, experience and credibility. 4) Give Feedback Frequently and Reward Often Feedback and rewards are the fertilizer in which budding knowledge and talent grows, so give it frequently and gladly.

Recruiting in a Competitive Setting


Rather than front-load all the certification and degree requirements for the job, instead focus on the actual skills that you’re looking for. Further reel in talent by noting that you are looking for someone willing to grow their knowledge base or build on to their skill set.

How Can Talent Acquisition Teams Promote Skills Development?

Career Metis

Hard skills refer to specific knowledge and training whereas soft skills are personality traits. Hard skills are knowledge-based skills obtained through training within the workplace or education.

Obligatory SHRM Post

Lisa Rosendahl

I obtained certification to challenge my knowledge, strengthen my skills and build HR credibility after separating from the military with a background in maintenance, supply and ammunition. I maintained my certification over the years because that''s what good HR professionals do. My certification expires in August 2016 and even before this debacle hit center stage, I was debating whether or not to renew my certification.

SHRM-SCP or HRCI-SPHR? HR Pros – Which one should you get?

The Tim Sackett Project

A couple of years ago, SHRM decided to take that type of activity in-house and do it themselves, which led to competition around who’s certification is better SHRM or HRCI, or which certification should you get SHRM or HRCI? The first time I wrote about this was in December 2016 when SHRM first announced its move into the certification space. My feeling back then was SHRM would slowly bleed HRCI dry and take over the HR certification space.

The Negative Impact of Knowledge Discrimination

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Knowledge discrimination, a term established by lifelong learning expert and author Peter Smith, acknowledges that we discriminate in favor of knowledge based on where it is learned rather than how well an individual knows it and can apply it. But thanks to knowledge discrimination, most of those things don’t really work that well, because what happens is you get the equivalent credit and it goes on your transcript, but it’s not counted toward the degree program.

Continuous Education And Development For Employees – Learning In The Workplace

Get Hppy

Companies are now sending their employees to complete their graduation and post-graduation degrees to increase their knowledge base and skills. Cloud-based courseware and online assessments are a cheaper alternative to the traditional courses offering authentic certifications and degrees as well.

COVID, Mission Critical Skills, the Haves and the Have Nots

Compensation Cafe

Organizational success in our fast moving, knowledge based, technology driven and disruptive world will require and become more dependent on certain types of human talent and competencies. Related to this is a concept that is pushing to the forefront of base salary management. What if we regularly shared specific information on the kinds of education and certification steps it would take for employees to retool in these areas?

Reskilling: What is it and why is it important?


If there’s an online educational or certification platform for the skills your business needs, you can use it to help your people identify skill gaps and set learning goals for their current role or a new one they’re preparing to take on.

How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce


Encouraging staff to attain professional certifications helps your department gain a deeper knowledge base. Contributed by. OfficeTeam. In any company where a wide range of experience exists, chances are you also have a multigenerational workforce. Your finance department likely has baby boomer controllers, Gen X tax managers, Gen Y financial analysts and Gen Z payroll specialists.

PlatCore LMS – Update Announcement: What’s New In Version 1.4?

PlatCore LMS

This LMS application delivers custom content such as videos, knowledge base articles, SharePoint content, PDFs, quizzes, and more. Certification Tracking: Understand what certifications employees hold, know when they expire, and automatically send advanced expiration notifications helping employees maintain certifications. PlatCore LLC continues to innovate, drive value, and listen to our customers! We are proud to release version 1.4.4

The Importance of Leadership Transparency

DISC Assessments

When you make a mistake or discover a gap in your own knowledge base, put it out there. Visit the Assessments 24×7 booth at ATD 2019 and receive 2-for-1 on any of our Core Assessment Certifications! Learn more about our Core Assessment Certifications! In any relationship, business or personal, transparency is a key component in trust and confidence between the people involved.

Moodle vs Cornerstone : Find out which tool is better?


By making use of LMS integrated with your system for your eLearning courses or online training, you can easily track knowledge gains, goal progress, ROI, etc. Cornerstone is a cloud-based well suited learning management system to provide one-stop-shop learning solutions.

Brandon Hall Group Research, October 2021

Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.

Be Future Ready

HRO Today

A multigenerational workforce and a shorter shelf life for knowledge places an importance on reskilling and upskilling. Ginny Angilello, SVP and CHRO, Covanta: How we bring office-based employees back to the office and how we shift to a more flexible model is critical to get it right.


Hedge Fund Recruiters: Who are the Top?

Recruiters Lineup

You may have the right educational background and professional body certifications such as CFA, CAIA and Chartered Hedge Fund Associate (CHA). Besides them, you need knowledge-based skills such as: Knowledge of markets, financial instruments, and strategies. In-depth knowledge of portfolio construction. Are you a young investment banker looking for a chance in the hedge fund market? If yes, then you want to talk to the top hedge fund recruiters.

How to Get Started in a Financial Service Careers?

Career Metis

Learn to listen and hear, learn effective communication, personal productivity, analytical thinking, forecasting and of course, never stop updating your financial knowledge base. New knowledge will never be redundant.

SHRM’s Best Kept Secret: the SHRM Foundation

HR Bartender

We support students and professionals in their lifelong learning by awarding more than $150,000 in education and certification scholarships annually. In addition, we develop educational materials for HR professionals and students, and fund original rigorous research to advance the knowledge base of the HR profession. My thanks to Beth for sharing her knowledge with us. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is my professional association.