Unless you’re in the middle of comparing schools for academic performance or seeking a top doctor to perform a complicated surgical procedure, you probably don’t give much thought about the term accreditation. But as an HR business professional, you should be just as careful to research the accreditation standards of certification programs and continuous learning opportunities that claim to advance your career.
Pablo Picasso did it. So did Steve Jobs. Borrowing ideas from other “artists” and making them your own has been common practice throughout history. In fact, this technique has given birth to numerous innovations – both in the pre-modern and in the post-modern technology worlds. Today it is called the mash-up, and HR should take heed.