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How HR Professionals Play A Role In Risk Management

According to a 2018 study on risk management, 68% of respondents said that business leaders don’t understand how advanced threats can hurt their enterprise. Risk management is an important part of protecting both a company and its employees and Human Resources departments play a large role in this as they help develop risk management plans and monitor going risks. Here are several ways HR professionals help minimize risk in the workplace.

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Do You Need a Specific Degree to Work in Human Resources?

To get a human resources (HR) degree or not — that’s the million-dollar question. If working in HR is what you want to do, there are a few different paths you can choose from to get you there. However, you must first ask yourself what you want to do in HR to figure out which path is right for you. The good news is that you can enter the HR field whether you have a doctorate or just a high school diploma. Although, it’s important to note that your opportunities for management are limited the less college education you have. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about entering the HR field.

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Human Resources Roles in the U.S. Military

A human resource department is vital in many different industries, including the U.S military. Human Resources in the military are responsible for providing the support that affects all soldiers’ welfare and well-being along with traditional HR responsibilities.  

If you’re thinking about pursuing HR in the military, here’s more about what your role may look like. 

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HRCI vs. SHRM: Which HR Certification is Right for You?

Earning an HR certification is becoming the new standard for human resources professionals. Whether you are new to the HR field or are a seasoned professional seeking management opportunities, an HR certification can expand your knowledge and strategically position you for advancement.

There are two widely respected HR certification providers: HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). HR Education Network offers certification test preparation for both HRCI and SHRM, and we are proud to be approved by both as a recertification credit provider.

If you are in the process of choosing a certification provider, it’s important to know the requirements and benefits of each before choosing which one is right for you. 

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How to Train Your HR Staff

Human resources is an essential part of every business. Not only do they manage the hiring process, but they also oversee the current employee satisfaction and productivity. HR professionals can serve a variety of roles within an organization, including compliance advisor, employee relations counselor, benefits administrator, recruiter, and safety coordinator. 

It’s important to build and train an HR team that you can trust to keep your organization running smoothly and efficiently. At HR Education Network, we provide your HR team with efficient and effective professional development to help your entire business thrive.

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Preparing for Your HR Certification Test

Preparing for Your HR Certification Test

Whether you’re just starting out as an HR professional or seeking promotion into leadership roles, obtaining an HR Certification is a way to demonstrate your level of expertise and advance your career. 

Don’t worry if the idea of studying for an HR certification test sounds overwhelming. We offer a variety of test preparation options for the most reputable HR certifications offered by HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Before you enroll for an HR certification exam, here are a few things you should know about preparing for your test with HREN.

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Diving into HR Education Network Courses

For human resource professionals, certification and continued education is crucial to success. Not only does continued education equip you to better navigate your day-to-day responsibilities, but it will also open up new and higher-paying career opportunities. In fact, HR certification is increasingly becoming the standard for human resource managers. 

At HR Education Network, we connect you with the highest quality resources for HR certification exam preparation, HR recertification credit, continued education, and group training. Our easy-to-navigate course catalog offers a variety of relevant courses led by industry experts to help you excel in any HR position.

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Why You Should Invest in Your HR Team

Any company can benefit from employees that are happy, engaged and confident, and a strong HR team can help you get there. Sometimes, business can get in the way of focusing on your employee’s development and career paths, but the truth is, your employees are your most important asset. Investing in your HR team will help you keep your talented employees and acquire new ones.

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How to Maintain Your HR Certification

Obtaining your HR certification helps you demonstrate your expertise in key HR responsibilities. However, once you've earned your HR certification, you'll need to maintain it with Recertification credits. Recertification activities not only count as credits, but they also put you in the best position to grow and evolve in your role as an HR professional.

If you’re thinking about getting certified or need information on keeping your certification valid, here’s everything you need to know to maintain your HR certification.

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