Presentation on theme: "Presented by Grey Scott, M.S., SPHR, HR Content Manager, HR Certification Institute Karen Bennett, SPHR, CCP, SVP HR, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
Presented by Grey Scott, M.S., SPHR, HR Content Manager, HR Certification Institute Karen Bennett, SPHR, CCP, SVP HR, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc Note: There is no recertification credit awarded for attending this presentation.
What You Will Learn What makes a good leader? Why HR certification? How HR certification can be used as a leadership development tool What is certification? The benefits to your employees and organization Our certifications Recertification How to incorporate into your development program
What Makes a Good Leader? Two Schools of Thought Some say you have to be born with it. Most, however, believe good leaders can be created with encouragement and a commitment to their development.
Why HR Certification? Your HR department touches virtually every aspect of your business and HR-related costs are one of your organizations largest expenses. To obtain and maintain HR certification, your staff must stay current on changes taking place the HR profession. This ensures that your organizations HR strategies are in line with best practices and policies in the marketplace.
A Leadership Development Tool By integrating HR certification into your HR departments leadership development program can help Develop a department that leads by example Create a clear path for your HR staffs professional growth Focus your professional development dollars on HR- related continuing education Provide cross-training across all HR disciplines Ensure that your staff is up-to-date on current HR laws and practices
What is Certification? The three Es of certification: Education Experience Exam Unlike certificate programs, certification requires recertification to maintain credentials.
Characteristics of a Certified HR Professional A certified HR professional Has mastered the core principles of HR Demonstrates a commitment to staying knowledgeable in the HR field Integrates their professional growth with the needs and goals of the organization Turners certified HR staff understand the business landscape and how changes influence the companys HR decisions.
Importance of Certification at Turner Broadcasting All professional HR staff encouraged to get certified Used as a development tool for employees identified as High Potential Contributors – incorporated into their professional development plan Hosts certification training program at Turner headquarters for both staff and HR professionals from other organizations in downtown Atlanta – participating staff responsible for logistics
Importance of Certification at Turner Broadcasting Because company is large, Turners HR staff assigned to specific HR functions. But these functions often overlap. Regardless of employees HR role, certification ensures that staff are cross trained is beneficial throughout employees lifecycle – can move to other functions more easily is considered badge of accomplishment – CHRO is an SPHR
Using Certification as Leadership Development Tool Increases employee loyalty, motivation and retention by demonstrating that your staffs professional growth is an organizational priority Demonstrates that your HR staff has a mastery of the core HR competencies and can apply them to your organizational strategies and goals Ensures professional development activities are aligned with organizational goals resulting in an ROI of development dollars
Who Is the HR Certification Institute? The HR Certification Institute is an internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession. HR Certification Institute has awarded over 108,000 credentials in over 70 countries and territories to HR professionals who have passed rigorous exams to demonstrate their mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles. HR Certification Institute is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Our Exams Professional in Human Resources (PHR ® ) – 60,767 Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR ® ) – 45,155 Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR ® ) – 1,733 California certification (PHR-CA ® / SPHR-CA ® ), which augments the PHR and SPHR certifications – 522
California Certification (PHR-CA/SPHR CA) The exam is designed to add to the PHR and SPHR credentials; applicants must hold a current PHR or SPHR to take this exam.PHRSPHR focuses on knowledge of the HR-related laws and practices specific to the state of California. designed for the PHR or SPHR certified professional who practices HR or does business in California.
California Exam Content
Exam Development Process Certification formal exam development process Determine current HR practices Validate practices with practition- ers Develop exam questions Test exam questions
Recertification Unlike certificate programs, certification includes a recertification requirement. Recertification ensures that your HR staff continue their professional development by accumulating 60 hours of HR-related continuing education every three years stay knowledgeable about changes in the HR profession can be relied upon to align with your organizational and department-level goals At Turner – earning recertification credits creates a stretch opportunity for some employees, by challenging them to participate in activities out of their comfort zone – instruction, new HR initiatives, presentations to the profession
Exam Information PHR®SPHR®GPHR®California ContentsOperational & Technical Strategic /PolicyInternational HR Practices & Assignment & Management California Laws and Practices Pass Rates59-67%52-60%56-70%52-72% Exam Format225 multiple- choice questions 165 multiple- choice questions 125 multiple- choice questions Exam DurationFour hours Three hoursTwo hours & 15 minutes Testing DatesSpring 1 May 2010 – 30 June 2010 Winter 1 Dec – 31 Jan Spring 1 May 2010 – 2 June 2010 Winter 1 – 31 Dec Recertification Period Three-year period
Eligibility Requirements Two years of professional (exempt) level HR work experience. In May 2011, requirements change and will require a combination of work and educational experience.
New Eligibility Requirements NEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Starts May/June 2011 Window) PHR ELIGIBILITYSPHR ELIGIBILITYGPHR ELIGIBILITY 1 year of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Masters degree or higher 2 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelors degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelors degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Masters degree or higher 5 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelors degree 7 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelors degree 2 years of demonstrated global exempt-level HR experience with a Masters degree or higher 3 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) with a Bachelors degree 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) with less than a Bachelors degree
How to incorporate into your development program Inhouse prep courses and study groups Professional development allocations for prep courses and exam fees Educational reimbursement Incentives for success – promotions, raises, spot bonuses and other forms of recognition
Conclusion Integrating HR certification into your leadership development strategies demonstrates that you are committed to building a knowledgeable HR department that fosters trust and confidence organization-wide. Education is the mother of leadership – Wendell Lewis Willkie
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