's Institute for Human Resources Integrated Talent Management Program – Astounding Registrations First Year of Certification Program’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR), the division of online education focusing on specialized tracks of HR, is marking a successful first year in delivering an online Certification Program that has proven its appeal to HR professionals. The Integrated Talent Management division of IHR first launched in February 2011 and the numbers are astounding. Wow! In the first year of operation, this Institute issued over 6,700 credit hours to participants in 84 webcasts offered, reaching the accreditation requirement of 80 credits.

Many busy executives and professionals working in the area of HR do not have the time or budget money to travel to conferences and seminars to develop their credentials for career growth. This is apparent in the demand for this convenient and focused IHR program where members can access the free resources and webcasts offered online on any day or anytime. Professionals interested in Integrated Talent Management can network with their peers and the virtual community as well as liaise with the industry leaders conducting the sessions. If participants are unable to view a webcast in live time, the archived version is always available for credit at any time convenient to their schedule.

Registration is open for the next virtual conference in Integrated Talent Management scheduled for May 30-31, 2012. In these webcasts, discover the relationship of social media and Talent Management and journey the road of blended Talent training, to describe a few. There will be subsequent talent management conferences to follow in August and December.

Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events for all programs with specialized focus in this or any division of HR. For HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic in Integrated Talent Management, Submit an Idea here.

“Integrated Talent Management is a comprehensive approach to maximizing the engagement, performance and effectiveness of the workforce by integrating science, measurement, enhanced processes and enabling technologies. The power of the ITM approach principally resides in how firms can leverage the natural data and process linkages between traditionally isolated HR functions. Adopting the ITM approach is critical to organizational survival and growth in current challenging global economic environment. The Institute for Human Resources provides HR pros with a needed forum to keep current with the latest leading practices to ensure that each HR process does its part to deliver overall value to the business.”
Ron Hanscome, VP, HCM Systems Strategy Consulting

The Advisory Board is responsible for guiding the design of the curriculum, and ensuring that the material is impactful and relevant in today’s business conditions. Ongoing searches continue to maintain a dynamic mix of highly qualified HR executives in the Integrated Talent Management space. Interested applicants may contact Jennifer Marants at The Advisory Board is expanding and currently comprised of the following professionals:

Chair: Jason Averbook, Knowledge Infusion
Mike Ditson, Kinnser Software
Bill Docherty, SumTotal Systems Inc
Karl Ederle, Taleo
Evan Fort, HRsmart Inc
Ron Hanscome, HCM Systems Strategy Consulting
David Marzo, Futurestep
Brian Platz, SilkRoad Technology Inc.

About is a virtual company that believes in HR education and networking. As the largest social network and online community of over 200,000 HR executives, connects HR professionals and suppliers with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, industry news, webcasts, and online certification to help them develop their most important asset — the people. Meet, network, share and learn.

About The Institute for Human Resources (
IHR focuses on education, online certification, and career development in the HR profession. IHR currently covers 20 key HR verticals ranging from Integrated Talent Management, Employee Compensation, Leadership, RPO, Quality of Hire to Employee Wellness and others. Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12 -18 month period. Education, training and certification credits are available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events. See List of All Programs.

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Jennifer Marants
Facilitator — Integrated Talent Management
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