's Institute for Human Resources Online Certification Program in Recruitment Process Outsourcing Celebrates One Year Anniversary

One year has passed since and the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) first launched the Certification Program for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing community in HR. HR professionals worldwide are able to access resources and information and upgrade their expertise in their specialty of HR. The convenience of online webcast sessions has proven its popularity and appeal with the attraction of more than 2,800 attendees in a total of 55 credit webcasts specializing in Recruitment Process Outsourcing since the program began in February 2011.

This certification only requires a minimum of 40 credit hours making accreditation well within reach with the availability of 55 credits for HR professionals in this area. Webcasts may be viewed live or in archive mode at any time convenient to the participant. Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events or the Archive Listing for all programs with specialized focus in this or any division of HR. For HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic, Submit an Idea here.

Registration for the next virtual conference April 11-12, 2012 in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing track is open now, followed by upcoming events in July and October. The most popular webcast during the recent Recruitment Process Outsourcing conference was “RPO — Make Better Hiring Decisions” presented by Scott Erker, Vice President at DDI – Development Dimensions International. Knowledge and practices gained from the experienced faculty of HR thought leaders can be applied in daily work projects and situations.

“The RPO Institute program at is yet another indication of the increasing familiarity and interest in outsourcing by HR professionals over the last several years.’s program provides members with opportunities to learn, best practice share and network with outsourcing professionals and buyers. This ensures they are better prepared to make decisions about how outsourcing and RPO specifically can impact their organization.”
Zachary Misko, Vice President,Workforce Strategy at Kelly OCG

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 Recruitment Process Outsourcing space. Interested applicants may contact David Whitmarsh at The Advisory Board is currently comprised of the following professionals:

Gary Bragar, NelsonHall
Board Members:
Christine Nichlos, People Science
Kelly Cartwright, SourceRight Solutions
Melissa Moore, Emulex Corporation
Beth Rivera, TechWeb
John Younger, Accolo Inc.
Josh Sorkin, Hudson
Terry Terhark, The RightThing, Inc.
Zachary Misko, Kelly OCG
Mary Claire Ryan, inTalent Consulting Group
Nick Tubach, Q4B, Inc. (Quantum Solutions for Business)
Bonnie Tichman, Tichman Consulting

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 Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Employee Compensation, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management 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

David Whitmarsh
VP of R&R (Revenue and Research)
Facilitator – Recruitment Process Outsourcing
1-877-472-6648, ext. 122