6 HR Courses and Certifications to Move Ahead in HR career

A human resources professional is responsible for staffing, training, and development of employees, and ensuring compliance with labor laws. An HR certification program equips candidates with knowledge and skills to effectively execute various human resources tasks. Additionally, certified human resource professionals are paid better than non-certified counterparts.

Further, human resource professionals who have taken at least one certification have 15 percent more chances of promotion than non-certified ones, according the SHRM’s value of certification report.

As employment grows, the demand for human resource professionals to manage the workforce and other administrative functions is increasing. Dependence on human resource managers to attract and engage talent is soaring. Organizations are looking for skilled professionals capable of managing present and future workforce demands. The Bureau of Labor estimates a 9 percent increase in the number of human resource manager jobs by 2026.

Online HR certification and courses enhance job prospects and salary. Following are some prominent HR certifications and HR courses for undergraduates and professionals.

1.University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a 15-day certificate course in leadership in human resource management. Senior and mid-level professionals are eligible for the certificate program. The program prepares candidates to compete for top management positions in the field.

2. University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, NC
This university offers a graduate certificate in human resources. The program is designed for individuals who aspire to work in human resources and professionals looking to enhance their skills. The program equips students to plan, direct, and coordinate programs meant to develop, sharpen and enhance employee qualifications and skills.

3.University of Denver
The university offers a graduate certificate of advance study in HR management and development. This HR course focuses on the role of HR professionals as agents of change and equips them with the skills to implement HR initiatives, analyze, and measure HR interventions.

4.Talent Management Institute
Talent Management Institute (TMI) is a professional certification body and offers self-learning certification programs. Its certification varies based on experience levels and is inclined towards talent development, equipping candidates with talent development skills. Certifications impart candidates with strategies to attract, engage, and develop talent following the organization’s need.
Talent Management Practitioner (TMP) and Senior Talent Management Practitioner (STMP) are self-learning certification programs meant for fresh graduates and mid-career professionals. STMP also pre-qualifies the HR professional for the prestigious Fellow Program in Talent Management by the Wharton School and Talent Management Institute.

On the other hand, Global Talent Management Leader (GTML) is a certification program meant for senior HR leaders who have vast experience extending over 10 years. This certification program includes direct access to Wharton Online courses and also directly pre-qualifies the HR professional for the prestigious Fellow Program in Talent Management by the Wharton School and TMI.

5. HR Certification Institute
HR Certification Institute offers a suite of eight HR certifications for different experience levels. The certifications test HR professionals’ proficiency per their experience. After completing certifications, HR professionals can add letters to their name respective to the certifications they have taken.

6. Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Human Resource Management (or SHRM) is a membership organization for HR professionals. It offers two HR certifications, which upon successful completion earn globally recognized credentials. The certifications are available for experienced professionals based on years of experience. Earning the certifications equips candidates with skills to deliver organization-wide HR services.

Originally published at http://teemey.com on September 20, 2019.

Human Resource Professional. Passionate about Human Resources. Writing has always been a passion with strong interest in talent management & HR Industry.

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