Obligatory SHRM Post

Did you hear about the riff between SHRM and HRCI?

I've been in the business long enough to know that there are two sides to every story. I am not connected enough to know what's happening behind the scenes (I want the dirt!) but from the front lines, both organizations look bad.

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I am SPHR certified and have been since 2003. I obtained certification to challenge my knowledge, strengthen my skills and build HR credibility after separating from the military with a background in maintenance, supply and ammunition. I maintained my certification over the years because that's what good HR professionals do.

My certification expires in August 2016 and even before this debacle hit center stage, I was debating whether or not to renew my certification.

My decision is made. My experience speaks for itself.

There are dedicated and innovative human resources leaders at the local, state and regional levels within SHRM organization and I am inspired by their commitment to making a difference. SHRM as an organization is not inspiring, nor are their senior leaders.

That's a shame.

I will follow along with my favorite SHRM-connected friends as this drama unfolds because I love the snark, sass and perspective. I will not be pursuing a competency-based certification from SHRM or renewing my knowledge-based one from HRCI either.

Now is the chance for HR professionals to stop the credit chase, engage in the profession and gain experiences that speak volumes more than a few letters after their name ever could.

What am I going to hang on the wall where my Senior Professional in Human Resources certificate is now?

Obligatory SHRM Post by Lisa Rosendahl first appeared on lisarosendahl.com.

Tim Sackett Day: Honoring Kelly Dingee

Today is Tim Sackett Day, aka all about driving awareness for the HR/recruiting underdog. It's about the practitioner who works hard and doesn't have time for fancy lists and Forbes articles. We are celebrating a practitioner who is getting stuff done.

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Kelly Dingee is that woman. Kelly is the sourcer go-to-girl and a wonder of a human being.  Kelly was one of the first people I connected with on Twitter and although we don't cross paths often, I enjoy seeing her in my stream.

If you don't know Kelly Dingee, you are missing out. It's never too late to add another link to you reader, another connection to your LinkedIn profile or another face to your Twitter stream. You can find Kelly  here:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Fistful of Talent

We are using the hashtag #timsackettday on Twitter for Kelly's recognition as a heroic HR person and human being. Keep an eye out for the tweets and RT a few of them!

HR love to you, Kelly!