Barb Poole recently was approved for recertification as a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) through the HR Certification Institute, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Earning the PHR credential demonstrates knowledge of the most current principals and core practices of Human Resource management. Candidates earning this credential pass a rigorous exam (60% pass rate) covering six functional areas:
- Strategic Management
- Workforce Planning and Employment
- Human Resource Development
- Total Rewards
- Employee and Labor Relations
- Risk Management
Recertification ensures current knowledge of changing HR laws, best practices and innovative labor strategies. It requires 60 credit hours in professional development that may include continuing education, instruction/teaching, on-the-job activities, research and publishing, leadership and professional memberships.