Articles tagged 'SHRM'

HR Insights, HR Management

When Did HR Certification Start Focusing on Who Has the Bigger Pin?

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I must admit, when SHRM announced that it was going into the certification business last year, I was one of many who were skeptical, even feeling deceived, disillusioned, and dissatisfied that the organization responsible for promoting the HR profession had so blatantly shown its real intent.

The real intent, that is, of self-promotion and self- preservation.

None of us should have been surprised though. The reality is that for any professional organization that has success over a period of time, and grows in membership and budget, the primary goal ultimately becomes more about protecting and promoting its own interests than that of its members. Read more…

HR News & Trends

SHRM, U.S. Chamber Sue to Block NLRB “Quickie” Election Rules

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By Eric B. Meyer

It’s on now!

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that it had filed a complaint in federal court against the National Labor Relations Board to strike the NLRB’s election rules, passed last month, which would create faster union elections.

Joining the Chamber as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Retail Federation, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Read more…

HR News & Trends

SHRM Announces 2 New Board Members, Brian Silva as Board Chair

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The Society for Human Resource Management, which touts itself as “the world’s largest association representing HR,” has announced two new members of its 2015 Board of Directors.

The two newly elected to the Board in this Fall’s election are:

  • Patrick M. Wright, Ph.D., the Thomas C. Vandiver bicentennial chair and founder and faculty director of the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and,
  • Gretchen K. Zech, senior vice president of global human resources at Arrow Electronics Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Read more…
HR Insights, HR Management

11 Burning Questions I Have About SHRM’s New Certification Program

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Can someone in-the-know please answer my questions?

  1. What’s the real difference between HRCI’s certification program and SHRM’s certification program?
  2. Per the Internet and life, a competency is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual employees. Has the new SHRM certification program been validated as an instrument that accurately measures competencies? Who validated it? How does the SHRM test differ from HRCI’s exam? Read more…
HR Insights, HR Management

HR Certification: Evaluating a”Free” Credential by Applying What We Know

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It’s time to think like the HR professionals we are.

As professionals in human resource management, we all assess human capital and the credentials that candidates present as qualification for the position they desire.

In the ongoing conversation about SHRM’s newly announced certifications, I have read comments that make me wonder if we’re applying our own professional expertise for ourselves, as we would for a hiring manager or a client. Read more…

HR Insights, HR News & Trends

Insights From Orlando: Here’s What HRCI Was Busy Doing at SHRM 2014

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It’s been two weeks since I left SHRM14 in Orlando for home, which has given me time to reflect on a somewhat surreal experience.

As a member of the HR Certification Institute’s board of directors, as well as a long-time Society for Human Resource Management member and volunteer and donor for the SHRM Foundation, I often found myself wondering if I was fish or fowl, man or beast.

Aside from the appearance of PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRMP and HRBP behind the names of certified colleagues, HRCI was the organization “whose name must not be mentioned” at SHRM’s annual conference. Read more…

Talent Management

Surveys Are Good, But Just Not the Same as Listening to Employees

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It’s hard to improve employee engagement without having an accurate picture of where things stand in the first place.

Many managers rely on employee surveys to get a sense of how their workforce is doing, but a questionnaire alone isn’t enough to transform a team and inspire exceptional performance.

Increasing engagement requires a foundation of trust built through active listening and responsiveness. Therefore, it’s essential for surveys to provide workers with a voice and for managers to take the right action after the results come in. Read more…

HR Insights

Pick a Presentation: 9 Ideas For Sackett’s Talk at SHRM 2015 Las Vegas

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OK gang, I want to crowd source my title for my 2015 SHRM Annual Conference presentation proposal.

I’m going to give you a list of titles and ideas, and you let me know what you think you would like to see. Or, even better yet, let me know what you’re not seeing at SHRM and let’s make that happen!

Here are my ideas: Read more…

HR News & Trends

SHRM Orlando Day 4: A Few Final Words From a Former First Lady

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As the Society for Human Resource Management’s 66th annual Conference & Exhibition winds down in Orlando, here are some thoughts, reflections and insights from the better part of a week spent in hot and humid weather than is part and parcel of June in central Florida.

Day 4 speaker: Laura Bush

They did a flip-flop this year, with former First Lady Laura Bush speaking at the last general session of the SHRM conference instead at the kick-off keynote as former First Lady Hillary Clinton did last year in Chicago. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

The HR Certification Flap? It’s About Making Yourself Better, Not Letters

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I have some HR friends who are telling me that SHRM’s recent decision to develop their own certification is a non-issue to real trench HR pros around the world.

What do you think? Is it a non-issue?

I think it is, but we won’t see the real effects of the change for a year or more down the road. Read more…