TOPIC: AHRI Practising Certification Program

There are 19 articles tagged with AHRI Practising Certification Program


Is consulting the more secure HR job?

August 1, 2017

Traditionally, being employed full-time has provided the most job security for HR.  But HR professionals at all levels are showing a keener interest than ever before in contracting vacancies. Read more


The powerful voice: 2 certification stories to inspire you

June 30, 2017

Every HR practitioner’s route to certification is unique. Two notable cases reflect on how their previous experience affected their view of the role of HR in Australia.   Carmel McGregor FCPHR “It’s by being part of a professional association that you keep up with latest developments and emerging trends.” When it comes to talking about why … Read more

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How one AHRI Fellow is taking on the massive challenge of government overhaul

May 1, 2017

The future of HR as a certified profession is reflected in AHRI Fellow Erica Gallagher’s role and status at the Public Trustee of Queensland and her part in a significant government overhaul. The Public Trustee of Queensland celebrated its centenary last year. It was also a year in which Erica Gallagher joined the organisation as … Read more

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‘Best practice’ is failing HR in the digital age, says expert

April 19, 2017

HR is in danger of extinction, says Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith, senior vice president of research at talent management software company PageUp and speaker at the upcoming AHRI Adelaide State Conference. Um, that’s sounds dire. Couldn’t you have waited until I’d finished my cereal before you told me that? Well yes, agrees Vorhauser-Smith, but it’s a reality … Read more


What are the top skills you need to get to be a HRD?

March 28, 2017

A fascinating report came out last year that, each time I interview a new HR director, I find myself running back to look at. The Hays report ‘DNA of an HRD’ offers insights on how to make it to the top job in HR and for any aspiring HR professionals it makes for essential reading. … Read more

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The best and worst HR names

February 14, 2017

Although Human Resources left behind the ‘Personnel’ tag along with the metal filing cabinets a long time ago, the profession has never seemed entirely at ease with the names that replaced it. Read more

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HR certification: why it’s time for our profession to break free from fear

February 6, 2017

Over the centuries, Confucian thinkers have passed down some useful distinctions. One of them is a distinction between the virtuous who are free from anxieties, the wise who are free from perplexities, and the bold who are free from fear. This has lessons for the way we approach HR certification. On the third distinction, I am … Read more

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How the ATO reaped the benefits of certification

Kerrie Wilby CPHR, Donna Ross CPHR and Lauren Sloan CPHR, HR manager in the People Support Team, all work for the Australian Tax Office (ATO). They have another thing in common – they are all certified, and reaping the benefits. Read more

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Why don’t more HR professionals get recognised for great work?

November 4, 2016

Think HR doesn't get the recognition it deserves? You're not alone. We spoke with two senior human resources professionals about why these misconceptions irk them, where they see the profession going, and why they think HR certification can get the profession out of the back room and into the board room. Read more

HR Certification: the new post-nominals

October 26, 2016

This month I have the great pleasure to announce that the AHRI certification post-nominal designations have successfully been endorsed by the AHRI board, and are now available for use by certified members. What that means is members who have achieved HR certification under the new model, or are working towards certification by one of the new pathways, will now be … Read more

Rose Clements was one of the first members of the UK's CIPD to achieve certified practitioner status in Australia. She talks about certification in both countries.

How certification makes better HR professionals

June 8, 2016

Rose Clements was one of the first members of the UK's Chartered Institute of Personnel Development to achieve certified practitioner status in Australia. Here, she talks about certification in both countries. Read more