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SHRM Releases Competency Ground Rules for New Certification Program

September 11, 2014
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The Body of Competency and Knowledge documents the nine behavioral and technical competencies on which the SHRM certifications are based.
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Let Us Vote on SHRM’s Certification Plan

September 1, 2014
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Any claim by SHRM that its new certification will be superior to HRCI’s, Howard Winkler writes, ignores the fact that a second certification will dilute the value of HR certification overall.
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HR Is No Longer a Nonstarter at Nonprofits, Research Shows

August 11, 2014
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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly recognizing that a focus on strong talent leads to stronger output.
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Is It in My Head? The Who, Hearing Loss, and Headphones in the Workplace

August 5, 2014
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Should hearing loss education be a part of an employer’s health and wellness program?
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SHRM Credentials Cause Confusion

August 4, 2014
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Although they are legally separate organizations with different governing boards, SHRM and the HR Certification Institute have been closely intertwined since the 1970s.


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SHRM's Game of Chance

August 3, 2014
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The Society for Human Resource Management roared headlong into the certification competition late this spring, leaving the distinct impression that the organization intends to spin HRCI and its cadre of certification letters into irrelevance. 


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Introducing the Workforce 100

June 29, 2014
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And the top company for HR management in our inaugural Workforce 100 list is ...
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SHRM Members Ask: What’s Going on With New Credentials?

June 23, 2014
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During the first full day of the conference, SHRM held a town-hall gathering to explain its new certification designation.
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SHRM's Current and Former Presidents Discuss Their Administrations

June 3, 2014
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SHRM’s current and former leaders, going back to 1980, talk about their tenures as president of the largest HR organization and what the future holds for HR.
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A Bonus Onus: Peek at Peers

June 2, 2014
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Companies should base senior executives’ long-term bonuses on comparing company performance to a predetermined peer group, expert says.
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