CHAPTER 1

Human Resource Certification

The skills and abilities that a human resources (HR) professional uses to produce desired results require a mastery of sorts. Mastery of any profession will involve a continuous career-long commitment to learning, and that is a foundational truth within the human resources profession. HR has been, and continues to be, an evolving component of an organization because its basic focus is on the people, otherwise referred to as the human capital of an organization. The constant changes and outside influences on an organization’s workforce increase the demands on HR professionals. HR professionals today walk a tight line and must master the art of staying two steps ahead while having one foot firmly planted ...

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