HR Information Systems Online Certification Program First Year Success for

Since launch in March 2011,’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) HR Information Systems program has granted more than 2,500 credits in 48 complimentary webcast sessions for HR professionals looking to specifically upgrade in the area of HR Information Systems.

As proven by the notable registration numbers, HR professionals are choosing the virtual learning method where they control their education. They have access to the Institute’s collection of knowledgeable industry experts as an unmatched faculty line-up, the latest learning technology, and the most up-to-date relevant webcast content, all from the comfort of their own favorite laptop location. Each webcast selected and viewed earns one IHR credit hour for a participant to count towards their certification, whether live or through archive viewing.

“Any business with HR activities and processes requires a vehicle for its management. Usually this is through well-designed systematic methods and carefully structured means that will integrate all these activities and processes, and do so effectively. The energy of all this is always found in the chosen technology and implemented Information System program, usually designed and customized especially for that business. In order to know their best options for every aspect of the system, it is essential for the professionals responsible for the HRIS functions to have access to the latest technology and its applications. By providing its dynamic and flexible learning platform for upgrading, training, and certification, the Institute for HRIS has proven to be an invaluable asset to the HRIS community.”
Garrett O’Brien – Publisher, Writer, & Consultant for The HRIS World

The next HR Information Systems virtual event is open for registration and scheduled for May 29-30, 2012 followed by more events in September and November. 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. An example of a past session attracting large interest from participants was “Justifying an HRIS System from a Whole Business Perspective” presented by Epicor Software’s Malcolm Fox.

The certification and accreditation process for the HR Information Systems program is developed and guided through an independent Advisory Board composed of industry experts for each domain with access to the latest technology, best practices and thought leaders in their respective spaces. Interested applicants may contact Leanne Schmidt at

Shafiq Lokhandwala, NuView Systems Inc.
Larry Dunivan, Ceridian Corporation
Garrett O’Brien, The HRIS World
Row Henson, Oracle Corporation
Cecile Leroux, Ultimate Software
Katherine Jones, Independent Consulting Services (ICS)
Dwight Matheny, Ascentis Corporation

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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 HR Information Systems,Workforce Management, Rewards and Recognition, 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

Leanne Schmidt
Facilitator — HR Information Systems
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