's Online Staffing and Sourcing Program First Year Anniversary of Online Certification Program’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR), the division of online education focusing on specialized tracks of HR, is marking another program’s successful first anniversary of full online offering for certification. In March 2011, the Online Staffing and Sourcing division of IHR began offering virtual conferences and webcasts presented by industry experts from around the globe. Since that launch, there have been more than 6,400 credit hours earned in 67 sessions for HR professionals focusing on online staffing. The Online Staffing and Sourcing institute requires a 60 credit hour minimum making certification completion an achievable accomplishment through live or archived webcast sessions available for free on

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 Online Staffing and Sourcing 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 available online for credit at any time convenient to their schedule. One webcast to note as a popular example is “What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There. Measuring What Matters in Staffing and Talent Management” presented by Jan van der Hoop of HiringSmart.

Registration is open now for the next virtual conference in Online Staffing and Sourcing scheduled for April 18-19, 2012. There will be more conferences to follow in July and October.

Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events or Archives 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 in Online Staffing and Sourcing, Submit an Idea here.

“In the current economic climate, it is necessary for any business to hire effectively considering up-to-date technologies and online sources. is a valuable catalyst in distributing the latest knowledge HR professionals require to excel at their jobs and promote success within their companies.”
Art Papas, CEO/Founder, Bullhorn Inc.

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 Online Staffing and Sourcing space. Interested applicants may contact Kendra Palazzi at The Advisory Board is expanding and currently comprised of the following professionals:

Art Papas, Bullhorn Inc .
Matt LeBlanc, ADP Inc.
Eric Winegardner, Monster Worldwide Inc.
Neal Bruce, First Advantage
Dion Lim, Simply Hired Inc.
Rick Marini, BranchOut Board
Sean Luitjens, Quest
Michael Hennessy, Smashfly Technologies
Rick Fletcher, HRchitect

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 Online Staffing and Sourcing, Integrated Talent Management, Leadership, 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

Kendra Palazzi
Facilitator — Online Staffing and Sourcing
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