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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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To a Guy Who Made Chicago Work

August 31, 2014
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Whether they punched a time clock or punched out an opponent in the boxing ring, scrub or stud, hero or goat, nuclear physicist or gravedigger, millions of Chicagoans make their city work.


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Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal

August 21, 2014
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The transaction is subject to various conditions, including the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
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2014 Game Changer: Doreen Allison

August 3, 2014
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Director of human resources, Cole Engineering Services Inc., Orlando, Florida
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2014 Game Changer: Eric Barger

August 3, 2014
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Vice president, talent management, McCormick & Co., Sparks, Maryland
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2014 Game Changer: Nathan Christensen

August 3, 2014
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President and co-CEO, HRAnswerLink Inc., Portland, Oregon
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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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The Last Word: Be a Work Foodie

July 1, 2014
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I suspect your workplace Cookie Monsters also would leave that sensible bag full of almonds and dried apricots for a box of Girl Scout cookies.
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Back, Tummy, Skin: Protect Them or Else

July 1, 2014
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that U.S. businesses lose an average of 2.8 million workdays each year because of unplanned absences, costing employers more than $74 billion.
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Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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