SHRM CEO, Hank Jackson
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On March 11, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests Alex Alonso, vice president of SHRM Certification (
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Quits Rate Continues to Rise, Signaling Worker Confidence
By Roy Maurer 3/11/2015
Over the past ten years, there has been increased emphasis on HR competencies as a means to increase the HR profession’s effectiveness.
The profession is changing and growing more rapidly than ever before. Organizations are now demanding greater creativity and productivity from their HR teams, and this will require HR professionals to possess specific competencies to support the desired results.
In today’s complex global economy, HR has evolved to become a key leadership position and businesses expect more of HR professionals than ever before. As I have written before, this profession is being challenged to keep up with the rapidly changing world of work.
We are making great progress on the development of the HR profession’s new competency-based certification, and we are excited for the January 5, 2015 launch. We have some new information to share with you. Today we are announcing the members of theSHRM Certification Commission, an advisory group for SHRM’s certification.
Dr. Alex Alonso, PHD, SPHR, and Vice President of Research for SHRM discusses how the competency-based credentialing is the standard for a wide range of professions and the right direction for the HR Profession.
Who’s the most successful HR professional you know—boss, mentor or other colleague? What qualities do they possess? What makes them stand out?
On June 11, SHRM CEO Hank Jackson addressed a group of SHRM members at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, VA.
Below is an excerpt from his remarks:
It's official, the Society of Human Resource Management is in the certification business. The recent announcement has sent shock waves through the human resources community. HR professionals are, in equal parts, confused and excited over what was and what will be their future employment qualifiers.
Hank Jackson has delivered a bold message:
"Certification should amplify an applicable professional skill set. It should not include memorization and regurgitation for the sake of qualification."
I wanted to share some additional thoughts on SHRM’s development of an HR certification based on competencies.
First, this is personal for me. I am certified and have been for more than 15 years, and on January 1, 2015, I will be one of the first people to add the new SHRM certification to my list of credentials.
As Board Chair, let me briefly tell you why SHRM has moved forward with the development of this certification.
I have been a longtime advocate that HR professionals should be certified. As you know I am PHR certified through HRCI and a CCP and CBP through WorldatWork. Additionally, I have been long time SHRM Learning Systems Instructor having had tremendous success rate with more than 95% of my students passing on the first time out of the gate. My own personal frustration has been the next level of certification at the SPHR level. I have never been a test taker and for whatever reason have never done well.