- HR.com, a Human Resource education and career development site and social network, is teaming up with Degreed, a career skills-building platform, to provide online certification and accreditation programs for HR professionals. The new Degreed Skill Certification portal tests and scores applicant expertise levels in more than 1,500 skill sets, according to a statement.
- The partnership will provide HR.com’s 1.1 million members new routes to track online learning and continuing education credits, in addition to professional development content.
- HR.com’s virtual library currently offers over 5,600 on-demand learning modules as well as online certification and accreditation programs for SHRM and HRCI certification. The site also offers instructor-led and self-paced study for certification prep.
For HR professionals, continuous learning is a must. In a world of increasing legislation, shifting interpretations of the law in the courts, trends in hiring, learning, training and more, HR and L&D professionals are often challenged to keep pace.
With pressure on professionals to acquire certification, access to online courses and accreditation programs offer the opportunity to manage learning in their own timeline and at their own pace. Access to e-learning modules allow pros to access professional development as needed, whether it leads to certification or simply enhances their ability to work.
It's employers' job to encourage workers to develop their career skills and soft skills as much as possible, and ease-of-access is one such incentive. Consider not only the platforms on which employees will access training, but also the way they relate to training opportunities, be it through games or other mediums.