GamePlan Learning and SHRM Bring Global Competency-Based HR Certifications to the United Kingdom

PRESS RELEASE, LONDON, 14 OCTOBER 2015 – GamePlan Learning Limited (GamePlan) is partnering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the global HR leader, to bring competency-based HR certifications that drive strategic thinking, ongoing learning and effective practices to the United Kingdom. GamePlan invites you to the official launch of this collaboration on Wednesday, 11 November, 3pm – 7pm at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall. Through GamePlan, SHRM will be rolling out in the UK the first of its HR certification programmes which promote universally applicable skills, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge and competencies anywhere their career takes them. “With this collaboration with SHRM, GamePlan looks forward to expanding its career planning and management offerings, as well as online learning specifically tailored for individuals and organisations,” said Gene Eidelman, CEO of GamePlan Learning.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

The certifications licensed by SHRM, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) programmes, focus on real-life information which covers HR competencies, organisation, people, strategy and workforce required to perform specific HR functions. These new credentials are a substantial evolutionary step forward for HR certification as they were designed to be uniquely universal for wherever HR professionals work around the world.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP have set a new standard for HR certifications because they prove whether an individual is competent and knowledgeable, and if the person can apply that knowledge in real-life situations. SHRM-CP is targeted at HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as a contact point for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions; while SHRM-SCP is designed for HR professionals who develop strategies, lead HR functions, foster influences in the community, analyse performance metrics and align HR strategies to organisational goals. Based on the current global HR landscape, the two new certifications - designed to enable HR practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills to improve on-the-job effectiveness and increase marketability - are well positioned to become the new standard for HR excellence worldwide. While other organisations use a body of knowledge, SHRM uses the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ – or BoCK – which draws heavily from SHRM’s HR Competency Model -- a framework of 8 behavioural competencies and 1 technical competency that provide an excellent roadmap for focusing an HR professional’s educational development.

SHRM Certification Preparation Programme

GamePlan will be launching in January 2016, a five-days’ Preparation & Learning System module for SHRM-CP & SHRM SCP Certification.

The full list of courses offered by GamePlan and SHRM entail: 1) SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Course 2) HR Generalist 3) An Introduction to HR Metrics 4) Strategic Human Resources: Delivering Business Results 5) Business Acumen: Integrating HR Across Operations 6) Finance for Strategic HR 7) Communication & Credibility for HR Professionals 8) Developing Effective Coaching Skills 9) HR’s Role in Employee Learning & Development 10) Organizational Development & Effectiveness 11) Design & Implement Effective Performance Management Systems 12) Succession Planning 13) Creating A Talent Acquisition Strategy 14) Compensation Essentials 15) Conflict and Relationship Management 16) Employee Engagement & Relations.

About GamePlan Learning Limited. GamePlan Learning Limited (GamePlan) is a trendsetter creating career planning and career management platform for individuals and organizations. GamePlan’s career assessments help individuals to find a career they are passionate about and by using elearning and mentors to find a job they will love. GamePlan helps organization to recruit and retain talent and to breach the skills gap. GamePlan is SHRM Preferred provider. Visit gameplanlearning.com and follow @GamePlanLearn on Twitter.

About the Society for Human Resource Management. Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 170 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit shrm.org and follow @SHRMPress on Twitter.