Should I Get Certified? The Importance of HR Certification

Ultimate Software

In 2008, HR professionals who had obtained a certification were paid, on average, 17% higher than those without; in 2018, Payscale reported that that figure was an incredible 31.6 %. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) also offers two competency-based certifications. Other professional associations offer certifications in areas such as compensation and benefits management, talent development, and learning and performance.

Why Increasing Pay Isn’t Always the Answer

Compensation Today

Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional In my time as a Compensation Professional at PayScale, I’ve helped over 75 organizations develop a co mpensation strategy and structure to suit their needs and spoke with hundreds of companies about the challenges they face regarding compensation. PayScale’s survey also highlighted a second point that employee perceptions about pay play a significant role in an employee’s desire to leave your company.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Your employees are probably looking for a better deal.will they find it?

Compensation Today

This latest research report shows that while most companies plan to grow in size and offer salary raises in 2015, employers are still very concerned about attracting and retaining top performing employees, which creates serious doubts about their ability to compete effectively in our rebounding economy. Increasingly, a company’s ability to get compensation right is a prerequisite for achieving its growth projections,” said PayScale’s Vice President of Marketing, Tim Low.

Matching IT outliers to organisations


Dr Boris Altemeyer, CSO of Cognisess, has written an article for IT Pro Portal discussing how matching IT outliers can help organisations retain talent and make the most of its team members. A 2017 McKinsey report, Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation, estimated that jobs related to developing and deploying new technology will grow in line with a potential for increased spending on technology between 2015 and 2030 of more than 50 percent.