Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Workforce Management, November 19, 2012, Monday

Workforce Management

November 19, 2012, Monday

Workforce Management

Costly Degrees in HR Could Be Wise Choice vs. Certification

With graduate studies in human resources or business costing from about $25,000 to more than $50,000 per year, why make the financial investment? Why not just snag a certification as an HR professional and call it good?

Because in today's business climate, where expectations of HR professionals have never been higher, that's not good enough.

So says Christopher Collins, associate professor in Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. "The job is so much more complicated than it was 10 or 15 years ago. The demands placed on HR generalists in particular have grown so they have to be so much more in tune with business strategy, operational strategy and finance than ever before."