Many of us in HR did not start our career with an HR degree. In fact, I’d venture to say most of us are ‘accidental’ HR Pros. As I think back to my early professional days, I can see that more training and education in the field would have been helpful to me! HR is as challenging as it is rewarding, with its changing landscape and complex laws. Archbright is always here for our members, whether it’s a call to our HR Hotline, a consultation with an employment attorney, a couple of days in our HR Fundamentals course, or a browse of our online HR Toolkit.
As you may know, for the HR Pro with experience, Archbright has a way to help you certify your knowledge by helping you prep for one HRCI’s Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification exams. These are great certifications for the HR Pro with proven experience, but what about the newbie to HR?
I’m excited to let you to know that HRCI now offers a certification to those of you who are brand new to the HR profession. The Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and demonstrates your knowledge of foundational Human Resources. It does not require prior HR experience or a college degree! This is great news for many of our members and Archbright offers a 6-week aPHR certification exam prep course that covers the six functional areas of the aPHR exam!
If this fits you or a colleague, please register for Archbright’s upcoming aPHR Certification Prep course! Classes occur at 7:30am to 10:30am every Thursday, August 1st through September 5th at our Seattle office.
Shannon joined Archbright in 2013 as the Vice President of Marketing & Sales in 2013 and in January 2016 became the CEO and President.
Before joining Archbright, Shannon founded Go-To-Market Strategies, a national sales and marketing resource center. With a depth of experience at both tactical and strategic levels, she has been an executive leader in both product and service organizations for over 25 years. Kavanaugh is also a sales and marketing author and nationwide speaker. She holds a BA from the University of Washington.
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