The Human Resource department in an organization plays a very important role in managing not only people within the organization but also workplace culture and environment. Good Human Resource Management (HRM) practices ensure that along with all the transactional requirements like employees’ safety, benefits, wellness, performance management, motivation programs, training sessions, etc., other transformational requirements of the organization like competency mapping, assessment centres, career progression and brand building are also addressed. In other words, the HRM team of the organization is responsible for the quality of the people, morale of the organization, goodwill enjoyed in the job and consumer market and eventually the performance the organization. All of these components are critical for an organization’s stability and longetivity.
In today’s competitive world, it is essential that companies have teams that are well-suited to the pace and the expectations of a fast moving corporate world. Maintaining a lean team of exemplary members is a business need, which makes right hiring prerequisite for successful business houses. Therefore most of the reputed companies of the world today are determined to rely on the credibility of proven track record by way of certificates of experience, education and management courses. Candidates who have completed (even those who are pursuing) Human Resources Management (HRM) certifications are preferred over regular candidates. It is expected that these certified and experienced professionals, will be able to understand the latest developments and will be in a better position to grasp the nuances of the ever changing expectations of the organization.
Irrespective of a company’s size, HRM is a must however, small organizations may not find it feasible to have a full-fledged HR teams on their permanent rolls. So they would hire HRM consultants with relevant certification and experience to work with them as and when the need arises. HRM consultants conduct a variety of activities like, writing policies and procedures, creating learning modules for compliance, quality and induction training, training employees on specific behavioral skills, conducting competency mapping exercise, setting up the performance management system, etc. Larger organizations invest in a HRM team with at least 3 verticals, talent acquisition, HR operations and organizational development. Learning and development is a mandatory feature in established organizations too, however, this can be an outsourced feature also.
HRM courses available in India
All the management colleges in India offer HRM programs, at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Apart from educational institutions, there are private academies offering these courses. The duration of these courses range from a year to two years long and at the end of the course, the student is awarded a certificate in his respective field. While nothing can be an alternative for talent and attitude, a certified professional certainly has an edge over his not certified counterparts.
What are the benefits of HRM certification?
A good certification program will give you the following:
- Ability to establish good relationships with employees, leadership teams and government/external bodies for smooth functioning of the organization
- Better grievance management measures and high levels of HR standards in the organization
- Ability to use contemporary techniques like competency based talent acquisition and management, leading to right fitment, better productivity and a highly engaged employee base
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