HR Leads Business

Dec 2, 2019 | Clare Chiappetta

3 Reasons You Should Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities for Cyber Monday

Certification demonstrates HR expertise and knowledge. Have you had certification on your calendar for a while now? Is certification part of your 2020 New Year’s resolutions?

Well it’s time to boost your HR expertise with credentials from HRCI. For an entire week — November 27 through December 4 — HRCI is offering $100 off of all eight of our certifications. In conjunction with Cyber Monday, we’re essentially waiving your entire application fee on all of our certification programs.

Here are three reasons why now is the perfect time to get certified.

That Professional Development Budget Won’t Spend Itself

Your organization has allotted a certain amount of money to be put toward your professional development for the year, right? There’s no better way to make the most of those dollars than investing in a certification from HRCI. Plus, using that budget in the last quarter allows you to maximize your remaining professional development budget.

This will also help align your development goals for next year. Once you sign up for the certification process, you have 180 days to sit for the exam. Janée Nouët-Morales, director of consumer marketing at HRCI, explains the benefit. “If you apply for certification and take advantage of our Cyber Monday deal, you can accomplish your credentialing goals in 2020, before quarter one is over,” Nouët-Morales says.

You Can Boost Your HR Practice with Credentials 

This Cyber Monday deal can be put toward any of our certifications, so if you’ve been eyeing one, now’s the time to apply. You can even take advantage if you’re already certified, Nouët-Morales says. “If you're a PHR and want to take the next step and show that you're really an HR business leader,  now is a good time to go ahead and get that SPHR,” she says.

Being certified sets you apart from the masses. It demonstrates a strong commitment to your practice and the people you serve. And there are plenty of benefits to being certified. For example, certification demonstrates your experience and knowledge and opens up an exclusive global network of practitioners. Most HRCI credential holders utilize the knowledge gained from certification on a daily basis.

Put Your Own Professional Development First

A great HR practice looks outward. The people at your organization are counting on you, and you’re there for them. But HR folks don’t always concentrate on themselves. “HR professionals focus a lot on professional development for employees and staff,” Nouët-Morales says. “This is an opportunity for HR to focus on themselves and really make sure that they achieve their goals.”

Take advantage of professional development opportunities and strengthen your practice. The more you know about HR, the better your service toward your employee population will be.

On Cyber Monday, treat yourself to a professional certification for 2020 and take your career to the next level.