Although they are legally separate organizations with different governing boards, SHRM and the HR Certification Institute have been closely intertwined since the 1970s.
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.
Its professional certification designations of SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP seek to replace longtime standards PHR and SPHR.
At some point soon who knew what and when will become moot, but before we get to that point, someone needs to set the record straight.Read More
If you're servicing a profession as an association, you might want to think before you try and take down an entire certification system.Read More
Questions emerge regarding what SHRM’s move means to those with PHR, SPHR and GPHR credentials, as well as the relationship between the organizations. Updated with comments from SHRM's Hank Jackson and HRCI's Amy Dufrane.
As the rumor mill cranked up on Monday, we got wind that ASTD was merging with the Society for Human Resource Management, but it was not to be.Read More
There is no excuse for an employer to not offer flexibility. If the employee isn’t performing, treat it as an indictment of that employee, not the flexibility policy.Read More
Some argue the profession is on par with engineering or finance and the boss should have years of academic study and pass rigorous testing. Others say it’s not that complicated.Read More
Workforce revisits a story we did five years ago on the HR profession's largest association--the Society for Human Resource Management. We found that while SHRM members are generally happy with the organization, some critics still take issue with SHRM's direction.Read More