Certification Matters

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will describe how an HR certification adds value for both employers and employees.
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This session will begin by exploring how the value of HR certification varies around the world. It will then examine what different nations, companies and employees require from HR certification and how they measure this. To what extent can the return on investment (ROI) of HR certification be measured quantitatively, and how can the ROI of certification be maximized? You will emerge from the session with an understanding of where HR certification holds the most value, how to extract the maximum value from their own qualifications and certifications, and how to communicate this value to others.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Inga Fong, SPHR, GPHR


Inga Fong, SPHR, GPHR, is an HR Content Manager for the HR Certification Institute. Inga is responsible for HR content management and directing the development of the GPHR, HRMP and HRBP exams. She has more than 15 years of specialized and generalist human resource experience in across multiple industries including, IT consulting, media, software development and publishing. She holds an B.S. in Management from New York University, a MBA degree with a concentration in International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and both the SPHR and GPHR certifications.

Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR

Rebecca R.

Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR began her HR career with SHRM 23 years ago and has been with the organization ever since, working first as an HR practitioner, then as a knowledge advisor, manager, writer and editor. She has a B.S. in Management from George Mason University, an M.S. in Training and HR from Leicester University in Leicester, England, and has been continuously certified since 1993. Soon after earning her SPHR she was asked to participate in the HR Certification Institute’s exam development process. She recently joined the Institute staff as HR Content Manager for the PHR and SPHR exams.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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