HR.com Announces the Launch of the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) – Workforce Management Certification Program and the Advisory Board

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HR.com is pleased to announce the launch of the Institute for Human Resources – Workforce Management program. With over 750 registrants for the inaugural event, we are excited to kick off this series with a fantastic line up of speakers and sessions.

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We had an overwhelming response to this first event with over 750 registrants! This demonstrates to us how much our members are invested in their careers and to furthering their education in this important area of HR.

HR.com, the largest social community dedicated to human resource professionals, with 194,000 members, launched the Institute for Human Resources – Workforce Management Certification Program.

“We had an overwhelming response to this first event with over 750 registrants! This demonstrates to us how much our members are invested in their careers and to furthering their education in this important area of HR. This event has made us even more eager to deliver the best content and the best speakers we can find,” says Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com.

The ultimate goal of the Workforce Management program is to provide certification and accreditation to industry professionals who are interested in advancing their career, obtaining deep domain expertise, valuable hands-on experience and knowledge that will enable them to make measurable improvements in their workplaces.

IHR’s certification and accreditation process is developed through an independent Advisory Board composed of industry experts with access to the latest technology, best practices and thought leaders in their respective spaces.

“Creating a pool of talented individuals who can bring incredible value to their organization by increasing employee productivity, optimizing work life balance, and saving significant payroll costs offers tremendous value to the Workforce Management community.” -- Aron Ain, Chief Executive Officer, Kronos Incorporated, and Chair of the Institute.

The Advisory Board is comprised of the following professionals:

Chair person: Aron Ain, CEO, Kronos Incorporated
Facilitator: Amy Ylitalo, HR.com

Industry Representatives:
James Freshwater, Vice President, Client Services & Operations, WorkPlace Systems
Peter Broderick, Vice President, Educational Services & Service Business Development
Doug Braun, President, Global Operations, RedPrairie
Ernie Pozzobon, President, TimeTECH
Ed Colby, HCM and Workforce Management Strategic Consultant
Adrian Schauer, President, Vortex Connect
Research Representative: Julie Denardo, Independent Consultant
System Integrators/Partners:
Scott Brown, President, Sability
Bob Clements, Senior Principal, Axsium Group

The Advisory Board is responsible for guiding the design of the curriculum, and ensuring that the material is impactful and relevant in today’s business conditions.

Adrian Schaer, CEO of Vortex Connect says, “The Workforce Management Institute provides a valuable collaboration forum for industry professionals. Rapidly evolving HR technology is changing the industry and the Institute is leading the way in helping the market make sense of the changes.”

IHR is currently covering 19 key HR verticals ranging from Contract Workforce and Talent Exchanges, RPO, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness. Each program provides a full list of education, conferences, and accredited certification courses for a 12-month period.

We are pleased to announce the other 2011 IHR Workforce Management events: April 14/15, September 15/16 and December 5/6.

Education, training and certification credits will be available with “authorized partners” as well as with HR.com educational webcasts, live events and award-winning virtual events.

About HR.com:
HR.com is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the largest social network and online community of HR executives, HR.com provides thousands of worldwide members with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, trends, and industry news in order to help them develop their most important asset – their people.

About The Institute for Human Resources:
The Institute is a division of HR.com that is responsible for providing top tier education, access to industry experts and practical experiences via certification and accreditation programs for industry professionals committed to developing their career and implementing best practices at their respective organizations.

For more information contact:

Debbie McGrath
CEO, HR.com
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104
dmcgrath(at)hr(dot)com
HR.com

Amy Ylitalo
Facilitator for the Institute for Human Resources – Workforce Management Program
1-877-472-6648, ext. 138
aylitalo(at)hr(dot)com
HR.com

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