World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. You say — I don’t know anyone with HIV/AIDS. What does this have to do with human resources? Well, a lot. There are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. It is estimated that almost one-fifth (18.1 %) of those people don’t know they are infected. Testing…

HR Professionals on Twitter

I am not America’s HR lady. America’s HR lady is actually Robin Schooling. But one of the unique things about my company is that I offer HR for human resources professionals. From talking CEOs and CHROs off the ledge to working with learning teams to win the support of their colleagues, my job has evolved…

SHRM Certification, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

Can someone in-the-know please answer my questions? 1. What’s the real difference between HRCI’s certification program and SHRM’s certification program? 2. Per the internet and life, a competency is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual employees. Has the new SHRM…

Sour Grapes #SHRM15

Forgive me for the inside baseball, but I have something to say. Every year, several hundred human resources nerds across the world vie for an opportunity to speak at an event called SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition. Much like an RFP process — with no ROI for anyone involved and no transparency — SHRM selects…