The human resources field has changed dramatically in our contemporary workplace. Once viewed as part of an organization’s bureaucracy, primarily hiring employees, administering payroll and dealing with benefit programs, HR pros today are often seen as strategic partners, relied on by managers and executives to help better serve their customers – by acting as advocates and mentors to the organization’s valuable team members.
Northcentral University has responded by offering dynamic degree programs for HR pros in its School of Business and Technology Management. In fact, now both its Bachelor and Master of Business in Human Resources Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
“Working in HR is a very rewarding profession. It allows me the opportunity to make a difference in helping the University reach its goals, while also making a difference in the lives of others,” relates Michelle DiMaria, MBA, SPHR, HR Business Partner at Northcentral University.
For aspiring HR professionals, DiMaria highly recommends SHRM as a valuable resource. DiMaria points out that as the governing body for the HR profession, SHRM offers HR professionals education and information services, government and media representation, access to research publications, and much more to help educate, advance and enhance work effectiveness.
“We utilize SHRM as a valuable resource for insight into industry best practices, updates in legal matters, keeping abreast of industry developments and much more,” adds DiMaria.
“SHRM takes a very methodical approach to course learning and outcomes, ensuring that the solutions and strategies we deliver to our students prepare them for the real-world challenges that they will encounter in real-world situations,” relates Dr. Beverly Carolann Muhammad, director of curriculum development for Northcentral’s School of Business and Technology Management.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.