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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why is Employee Self-Service so Important in Today’s Business Environment?

First of all employee self-service is a process that allows employees to make updates with respect their personal information directly into the company’s HRIS or the third party administrators web site.  This access is applicable for benefit changes, address changes, time keeping and payroll monitoring.  Self-service also allows the employer to find out what the employee is thinking and how engaged they are through the survey process.  Employee ownership of their information is very important to the accuracy of records and the on-going communication between the company and their staff.  In order to automate and implement a self-service approach all the company needs to do is integrate their systems and establish kiosks for those employees that do not have a dedicated computer.  Today with the computers becoming very affordable migrating from a paper-based to electronic based format is very easy.

Consider implementing a self-service process as this will allow more time for the HR professionals on your staff to move away from processing paper to becoming more a business partner with the employees and management.

Monday, December 6, 2010

What is Certification and Why is it Important?

Today, many HR professionals in addition to have a college or advanced degree are certified through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).  The decision to become certified is a direct result of HR professionals wanting to have additional education which will make them more attractive for internal promotional opportunities or as an external candidate more competitive.  Certification by HRCI is available in 4 categories.  These categories are:

·         Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
·         Senior Professional in Human Resources   (SPHR®)
·         Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®
·         California Certification (PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA®) 

Key stages of certification process include:

Eligibility:  2 years of professional (exempt-level) HR work experience are required in order to take the test.

Plan:  Make a study plan by either joining one of the many classes offered by either a regional HR association or SHRM.  Classes typically last 13 weeks and are lead by a certified instructor who can walk you through the process and offer you tips on taking the test.  Attend each class, become engaged in the process of learning by asking questions, participating in the practice tests and read the material.

Create a Study Group:  Work with your fellow students outside of the class setting to test one another, share ideas and offer support.  Many of us have been out of school and need to have the support and knowledge of others to help us study and learn.

Schedule Your Test Date:  An important driver of success is the goal of taking the test and passing.  If you don’t schedule your test date the likelihood of success diminishes.
Clearly, employee certification is important in today’s competitive environment.
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