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Human Resource Certifications - 2015

With all the activity surrounding SHRM's new certifications, there is some confusing information circulating. The information below responds to the most frequently asked questions and should provide solid clarification. There are also good links at the end of these questions where you can find additional information about both HRCI and SHRM certifications. Q: What's the difference between HRCI's certifications and SHRM's certifications? A: SHRM certifications are based on a Body of Competency & Knowledge (BoCK) in the domains of people, organization, strategy and workplace. To further define how HR professionals apply HR knowledge, skills and abilities, the following competencies have been identified and fall within the HR ...more

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition

Las Vegas Convention CenterJune 28 - July 1, 2015 The Best HR Conference in the World! Why Attend? We believe that there are countless opportunities why you should attend the Annual Conference, but we've managed to narrow it down to five: Learn new skills and upgrade current ones. No matter how long you've been in HR or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn.  Trends and law change, new strategies and innovations in HR happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of HR knowledge. Network with your peers.  We know you've heard it all before, but networking is a huge part of your profess ...more

SHRM Offers Competency Based Certification in 2015 and HRCI Response

As you may be aware, SHRM will be offering new competency based certification in 2015. We would like for you to be informed of both, the HRCI and the SHRM Certifications for HR professionals. This is an ongoing topic and information is likely to change. We have included information about the new SHRM Certification and the HRCI's response to this new certification. Please read on for the latest release from SHRM and HRCI. SHRM's Latest Update: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced June 18, 2014 that its new competency-based certification will be awarded in two levels: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). The SHRM Board of Directors in May approved ...more

PHR/SPHR Review Course - August 14

The Fall 2014 PHR/SPHR Exam Review Course will begin August 14, 2014 at Tulsa Tech - Lemley Campus.  This 14 week course is instructed by Bill Webb, SPHR and utilizes the SHRM Learning System.  The SHRM Learning System Course materials are used to assist you in preparation for the national exam. The SHRM Learning System Course is designed to provide you with an overview of key areas in human resource management. Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Besides being a powerful tool to assist you in preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification exams, the course also provides professional devel ...more

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition - Orlando

  The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition provides you with the foundation you need to launch your journey towards transformation. In Orlando, you'll get the comprehensive education and discover the practical guidance you need to move forward with confidence. You'll hear new ideas, get solutions to your challenges, expand your network, and grow your influence. You'll return to your office ready to explore new strategies, improved skills and enhanced perspectives. Rates increase after April 18th!   REGISTER NOW.

TAHRA Receives EXCEL GOLD Award from SHRM!

March 24, 2014 - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association the EXCEL Gold Award for 2013.  The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters with SHRM.  The award recognizes a chapterís accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that promote the human resources profession at the local level. "This recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter's successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession" said J. Robert Carr, senior vice president, membership, marketing ...more

PHR/SPHR Review Course Spring 2014

PHR/SPHR Review Course - January 16 The Spring 2014 PHR/SPHR Exam Review Course will begin January 16, 2014 at Tulsa Tech - Lemley Campus.  This 14 week course is instructed by Bill Webb, SPHR and utilizes the SHRM Learning System.  The SHRM Learning System uses printed workbooks and web-based study tools to teach you everything you need to know to prepare for your certification exam. Why Should You Earn Your PHR/SPHR? In order to remain competitive in the HR field, it's imperative to be certified.  Earning a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification will highlight your commitment to the profession, ensure you remain current with industry standards, ...more

PHR/SPHR Review Course - August 15

The Fall 2013 PHR/SPHR Exam Review Course will begin August 15, 2013 at Tulsa Tech - Lemley Campus.  This 14 week course is instructed by Bill Webb, SPHR and utilizes the SHRM Learning System.  The SHRM Learning System uses printed workbooks and web-based study tools to teach you everything you need to know to prepare for your certification exam. Why Should You Earn Your PHR/SPHR? In order to remain competitive in the HR field, it's imperative to be certified.  Earning a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification will highlight your commitment to the profession, ensure you remain current with industry standards, and establish you as a leader both within you ...more

TAHRA Relief Efforts

TAHRA has organized relief efforts to assist Oklahomans impacted by the recent severe weather in Moore and Shawnee.  TAHRA, along with Kirk and Nancy Turner, will each match donations up to $1000 given by our members to the Salvation Army.  To donate by mail: Salvation Army Disaster ReliefPO Box 2536Oklahoma City, OK 73102Please designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks. To donate by phone 1-800-SAL-ARMY To donate by text Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to Oklahoma May Tornado Relief To donate online Follow this link https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok   Once you have given your donation, please email the amount to admin@tahra.org and we will match all funds received up ...more

TAHRA Receives EXCEL Silver Award from SHRM

  The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, the EXCEL Silver Award for 2012.  The SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) has been designed to ensure a strong connection between SHRM and its affiliated chapters from a business perspective.  In addition to clearly outlining the requirements to measure chapter alignment and engagement with SHRM's overall objectives, SHAPE focuses on activities and initiatives which are more strategic in nature.  These efforts allow each affiliated chapter to increase its viability and effectiveness, as well as promote the HR profession at the local level.  Additionally, this program was designed to enhance the busine ...more