Do I need to have a CIPD qualification?

first_imgI moved into HR a few years ago and have been working as a HR manager for acouple of years. Although I am happy with the company, I worry about howdifficult it will be to get a similar job if I am not CIPD qualified. With workand family commitments, I do not have the time at the moment to devote togetting this qualification. What should I do? Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS Consultancy There are two types of company, those which look for their senior roles tobe filled by CIPD professionally qualified staff and those which make theirappointment decisions based on experience. With the CIPD looking at individual chartered status over the next few yearsthe qualification will be valued more and being without it may be a barrier –although not insurmountable – to career progression. If you have over two years’ HR experience and at least five years’management experience, then you can gain corporate membership of the CIPDthrough the professional assessment route. Peter Wilford, consultant, Chiumento You ask whether experience alone is sufficient or will future employers seekprofessional qualifications before considering you. To give three quickanswers: it depends on the blend of work and qualifications; not all employersshare the same view; in practice, how you go about your job search can say asmuch about you as either your qualifications and experience. You should keep abreast of developments through reading and developing yourskills in other ways – through short training courses, for example. This willmean you will have more to mention on your CV. A sure way of improving your chances of landing the right role is to ensureyou use every avenue into the job market. One reason that the”proactive” approaches – direct contact and networking – tend to workwell is that employers tend to treat your application on a more individualbasis. Your excellent track record may win employers over in preference to aqualified HR manager. Clare Judd, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes You need to make yourself as marketable as possible. The CIPD qualificationhas become more of a recognised and essential qualification for HRprofessionals and employers. However, some employers view demonstrableexperience as more important than qualifications although the CIPDqualification does provide employers with a comfort level when faced with candidatesat screening and interview stage. I suggest you contact the CIPD or local universities/colleges to gauge whatmethods of learning are open to you. Many learning programmes are available ona distance and flexible learning basis. Does your current employer sponsor employees to gain professionalqualifications? This may be an opportunity to gain financial assistance as wellas negotiating some flexible working hours to allow you to study. The CIPD qualification would certainly supplement your work experience todate when searching for a new opportunity. Do I need to have a CIPD qualification?On 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-SOUTHCOM Conduct Security Cooperation Training across Central America

first_imgBy U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Corporal Melanie A Kilcline August 16, 2017 U.S. marines with the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) are conducting training with host nation militaries while deployed in Central America, from June-November, 2017. Working in detachments ranging from five to 12 marines across Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Belize, the GCE’s purpose is conducting tailored training with the partner nation forces. “We are teaching three blocks of infantry skills: basic, intermediate and advanced courses,” said U.S. Marine Corps Captain Andrew J. Beck, the officer in charge of the Belize Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “The first block is structured for enlisted soldiers and coast guardsmen; the second block is structured for noncommissioned officers and junior officers; and block three towards senior NCOs and officers.” The purpose of the security-cooperation training is to build a stronger partnership with the host nation militaries and to increase the proficiency and professionalism of their forces, so they can continue to improve the security of their nations. “Our primary focus is on the basic infantry skills course,” said U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Bryan J. Ashton, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of the Belize Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “We teach things like patrolling, basic marksmanship, land navigation, and some elements of mixed martial arts.” The host nation military forces also request specific tactics and courses to be taught by the marines, which influences how each detachment actually structures each course. “Here in Honduras, they want more Military Operations in Urban Terrain, or MOUT, and short-range marksmanship training,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Travis R. DiPiazza, an infantry trainer with the Honduras Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “Since that is what they would focus on for security purposes, we are trying to give them a better security posture as a whole.” In addition to the marines, each team has an independent U.S. Navy corpsman assigned to them, who is also a certified combat life saver instructor. “Working with the local nationals, we have been doing weapons training, mixed martial arts training, and some basic first aid classes,” said U.S Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Robertson, the hospital corpsman with the Honduras Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “Interacting with the host nation military members and learning their culture, as well as seeing how their military operates as a whole compared to ours, has been an amazing experience for our corpsmen and marines.” Not only does this training benefit the host nation militaries to make them more advanced and proficient, but it also forces the marines to improvise, adapt, and overcome challenges they have never faced before in training, such as language barriers. The majority of the militaries in Central America speaks Spanish, and know very little English. “Language is a huge challenge we have come across here in Honduras,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant David Gaudette, the senior noncommissioned officer in charge for the Honduras Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “Most of the Honduran marines do not speak English, but we have completed extensive language training with one of our marines who is a fluent Spanish speaker.” Regardless of the challenges they may face, the marines are looking forward to working shoulder to shoulder with their host nation counterparts to overcome them. “The language barrier is a constant struggle,” said U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Benjamin T. Um, the officer in charge of the Honduras Detachment, GCE, SPMAGTF-SC. “But my marines have shown vast improvements in their language capabilities since they arrived in Honduras. The marines are here to train, and they show their willingness and ability to train hard every single day. I am very proud of them.”last_img read more

NAFCU ever-vigilant on CU exemption as White House pushes tax reform

first_imgNAFCU remains vigilant in protecting the credit union tax exemption as the White House prepares a stronger push for tax reform legislation – likely this week – according to reports.Reuters, covering a report from The Financial Times on Friday, reported that President Donald Trump would begin his efforts with a speech Wednesday in Missouri, according to National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.Also last week, Politico quoted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a focus on tax reform is a big priority for the Trump administration and that action would “probably” start this week and carry into the fall. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more