Updated: Dec 8, 2022
Recently, LMC's Amy Cooley earned her SHRM-CP certification. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is the global leader for best practices within Human Resources and Talent Management. They provide certification programs to HR Professionals to ensure a baseline for knowledge and applications. The SHRM-CP certification is accredited by SHRM and The Buros Center for Testing. The certification requires knowledge of a broad spectrum of the field of HR, applicable across all industries – policies, guidelines, legislation, standard practices – related to People, Business Organizations, and the Workplace itself. Additional areas covered include hiring/onboarding, employee relations, retention, offboarding, performance management, and compliance – OSHA, ADA, Harassment/Anti-Discrimination.
The certification is practical, in addition to knowledge based. 50% of the certification exam is composed of “situational judgment” questions – identifying the best strategies and tactics to respond to realistic workplace situations. These questions test judgment and decision-making skills that are aimed at assessing leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as business savvy.
Amy Cooley's path to certification drew on her 20+ years of recruiting/staffing/HR experience and her graduate-level coursework on HR Management, Employment and Labor Law, Human Resource Development, Talent Management, and Workforce Planning, as well as SHRM’s knowledge base.
If you are an HR professional interested in the value of this course, we’d be happy to chat with you to see if it’s a fit for you. If you’re an employer in need of HR assistance, please feel free to reach out to Amy directly: Amy@lmc.group.