SHRM was proud to have staff members, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Savita Raeisian, SHRM-SCP, and HR Knowledge Advisor Yuletta Pringle, SHRM-CP, as guests at a White House event highlighting and celebrating companies who have signed the Administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers. Savita and Yuletta worked hard to receive their SHRM certification over the past year and are using their knowledge to help members, staff and prospective employees every day.
Last year, President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., signed the pledge on behalf of SHRM and its members, committing to educate and prepare more than 127,000 HR professionals through SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification programs over the next five years. SHRM is well on its way to fulfilling its commitment, with over 53,000 HR professionals becoming certified, re-certified or participating in specialty credentials or education seminars within this past year
Yuletta explained that “While my journey of obtaining my SHRM-CP was challenging, it is exceptionally rewarding to have met the qualifications and requirements as an HR Certified Professional. The knowledge and confidence gained will empower me to excel in assisting SHRM members who contact the Knowledge Center.”
SHRM assisted Yuletta and Savita by providing the tools, resources and time necessary to pass the rigorous SHRM certification exam. Yuletta notes that “SHRM stood with me every step of the way during the certification process.”
Savita viewed SHRM certification as an opportunity to improve her skills and advance her career after reentering the workforce. Before joining SHRM, she served in management as a Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for a major healthcare system, but needed a change after the birth of her first child. Savita also made a career shift, focusing on areas other than health care.
“It took me about two and a half months to prepare for the certifcaiton exam, relying heavily on the SHRM Learning System,” said Savita. “I spent every weekend in the library and many late nights studying. And it definitely paid off! Having the SHRM - SCP certification allows me to pursue new, challenging leadership opportunities where I can apply my knowledge and expertise.”