ABOUT SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was founded in 1948 and currently is the
world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving
the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.
The SHRM mission is to be a globally recognized HR professional society that exists to develop
and serve the HR professional, and advance and lead the HR profession. SHRM provides education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human
resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the organizations and communities they serve.
In the United States, Congress and government agencies have turned to SHRM nearly 140 times
in 2017 for knowledge and perspectives on issues such as workplace flexibility, healthcare, immigration and much more. In November 2017, a piece of legislation SHRM helped develop was in

troduced in the U.S. Congress. The “Workflex in the 21st Century Act” is about rethinking how,
when and where people do their best work.

WHY CHOOSE THE SHRM CERTIFICATION?

THE SHRM CERTIFICATION IS:

  • FOCUSED ON YOUR ADVANCEMENT
  • STRATEGIC
  • COMPETENCY-BASED
  • RELEVANT
  • UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE

Earning your SHRM-CP (SHRM Certified Professional) credential helps to make you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field and a valuable asset to your organization ,allowing you to be more competitive in today’s economy.

 

This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, confirming your high level of knowledge and skills.The profession is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. SHRM certification provides you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job. SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations.

 

Based on in-depth research focused on—and backed by—global employers and business leaders, the SHRM-CP credentials reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

 

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