Earning a credential from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HRCI certification distinguishes you as a master in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.
Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, HRCI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.
The Most Trusted Mark of HR Mastery
As an independent organization devoted to HR certification, HRCI ensures that each credential is earned, not given. Certification candidates meet specific thresholds for education and experience. Plus, HRCI certifications require the successful passing of a multi-hour exam to ensure that candidates have the knowledge and practice-based experience necessary to perform in their HR roles.
You can be confident that HRCI will always adhere to the rigorous gold standard for HR certification that it is known for. HRCI is the only HR certification body that seeks and maintains third-party accreditationof each of its credentials through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and works with certifying bodies around the world, such as the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), to recognize and support HRCI certifications.
Dedication to the HR Profession
HRCI certification holders are linked to a larger ecosystem of HR professionals, businesses, universities, HR associations, approved providers, certification preparation providers and many others committed to HRCI certification and united in the effort to make HR professionals valuable business partners in the organizations they serve.
Together, we are united in efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of HR generalists, not only through HRCI certification but through a community of HR experts who want to raise the bar on how HR can lead business.
Certify Your Organization
Ensure the Best HR Practices of Your Entire Organization
Today’s business leaders seek the world’s best HR professionals―those who can lead complex organizations and anticipate changing workforce demands. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), for more than 40 years, has provided gold-standard credentials for leading HR professionals who demonstrate an understanding of how HR best practices drive business results.
But what about your organization’s HR capabilities as a whole? Is your organization a leader in high-performance people management?
Now that HRCI has joined forces with strategic partner Top Employers Institute, your business has the ability to seek certification company-wide! This is a unique opportunity to have your organization benchmarked against best-in-class workplace practices throughout the world.
Two Powerhouse Certifications, One Charge: HR Excellence
With HRCI’s premier credentials, the HR leaders in your organization exhibit mastery of HR practices. With Top Employers, your company can achieve organization-wide certification that establishes your company as a global leader for creating best-in-class developmental, cultural and individual factors for optimal employee performance.
As an organization with a Top Employers certification, your company will benefit by:
Rating your company against global HR Best Practices.
Optimizing the contributions of your organization’s workforce.
Enhancing the company’s reputation and brand.
Attracting and retaining the best and brightest.
Gaining best practice benchmarks, advice, research and reports.
How the Top Employers Audit and Certification Process Works
The Top Employers certification is awarded to qualified organizations that achieve the highest standards of excellence for high-performance HR environments. Your company’s first step will be participation in the HR Best Practices Survey: a comprehensive analysis of the organization’s HR environment.
Following a validation process and external audit, the company receives performance scores that are rated against international standards across nine key areas: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-Boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits, and Culture.
Employers that achieve the required level of performance qualify for certification. As a top employer, your organization joins the world’s leading employers and reaps the benefits of being a top employer brand.
Value of HRCI Certification
Cheryl Shewach, SPHR
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