As with any career, HR comes with its fair share of drudgery, but beyond that, HR drives the organization forward and affects each and every one of us on a personal level.
The annual SHRM conference is without the HR Certification Institute in attendance, though HRCI is throwing a party of its own just down the street.Read More
Its professional certification designations of SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP seek to replace longtime standards PHR and SPHR.
The initiative appears to be in line with SHRM's focus on increasing the number of executive-level members.Read More
Party on, human resource professionals. You guys do it well.
As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.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
My real hope for you is that, like my first conference experience, you'll create lasting relationships while at SHRM.Read More
I was recently promoted to handle all human resources at our 100-employee company, but I also still serve as top assistant to our company president. This has sparked a debate, with some senior leaders arguing we don't need a fulltime HR function. Our president now isn't sure whether to keep the HR function or just keep me as his assistant. How do I convince top brass that HR is more than just keeping track of personnel files and benefits?
— Caught in the Not-So-Friendly Crossfire, HR director, publishing/communication/advertising, Owosso, Michigan
The best-performing HR departments are harvesting big data so their leaders arrive at the proverbial top table with insights about pivotal roles, critical skills and gaps, says Harry Osle, global HR transformation and advisory practice leader at The Hackett Group. Read More