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Certification

Certification One of the characteristics of a ‘professional field is having a means to certify the knowledge and competence of members of the profession. The CPA for accountants and the CLU for life insurance underwriters are well known examples. The most well-known certification program for HR generalists is administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HR On, which is affiliated…

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Professional Involvement

Professional Involvement The broad range of issues faced by HR professionals has made involvement in professional associations and organizations ·important. For HR generalists, the largest organization is the Society for Human ·Resource Management (SHRM). Public-sector HR professionals tend to be concentrated in the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA). Other major functional specialty HR organizations .exist, such as the International Association for…

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HR Specific Knowledge

HR Specific Knowledge The idea that “liking to work with people” is the major qualification necessary for success in HR is one of the greatest myths about the field. ignores technical knowledge and education needed. Depending on the job, HR professionals may need considerable-knowledge about employment law, tax laws, finance, statistics, or information systems. In all cases, they need…

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Knowledge of Business and Organization

Knowledge of Business and Organization HR professionals must have knowledge of the organization and its strategies if they are to contribute strategically. This knowledge also means that they must have understanding of the financial, technological, and other facets of the industry and the organization. As illustration, in some organizations the top iIR executive jobs are being filled by individuals’…

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HR Management Competencies and Careers

HR Management Competencies and Careers AsHR management becomes more and more complex, greater demands are placed on individuals who make the HR field their career specialty. Although most readers of this book will not become HR managers, it is useful to know about the competencies required for effective HR management A wide variety of jobs can be performed in…

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Ethical Issues in HR Management

Ethical Issues in HR Management HR professionals regularly are faced with ethical issues. To help HR professionals deal with ethical cues. the Society for Human Resource Management  SHIM) has developed a code of ethics for its members, According to a study most employees surveyed indicated that they had seen unethical workplace conduct in the previous year. The most…

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Ethics and HR

‘Ethics and HR As the issues faced in HR management increase in number and complexity, so’ do the pressures and challenges of acting ethically. Ethical issues pose questions about fairness, justice, truthfulness, and social responsibility. Concerns arise about the ethical standards used by managers and employees, particularly those in business organizations.” But it appears that the concerns are well-founded.…

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What Is Ethical Behavior?

What Is Ethical Behavior? Ethics deals with what “ought” to be dope. For the HR professional it is the way  in which the manager. ought to act relative to a given human resource issue. However, determining specific actions is not always easy. Ethical issues in management, including HR issues, have five dimensions: Extended consequences: Ethical decisions…

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Overview of HR Management Roles

Overview of HR Management Roles Also, a new customer service training program was developed. After one year the HR director was able to document a reduction of $150,000 in turnover and hiring costs for customer service representatives. This example illustrates that to be strategic contributors, HR professionals must measure what their activities produce as organizational results, specifically as a…

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Redesigning Organizations and Work Processes

Redesigning Organizations and Work Processes In the strategic planning process. organization structure follows strategic planning. The implication of this concept is that changes in the organization structure and how work is ivied into jobs are the vehicles through which the organization drives toward  its strategic plans and goals. An understanding of strategic sources of competitive advantages for human resources…

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