Karen Bailey, who is employed with the city of Sikeston; Lori Baird, who works at Riceland; and Megan Looney of Sikeston were awarded the certification by the Human Resource Certification Institute. The certification signifies that these individuals possess the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.
"Certification as a human resource professional clearly demonstrates a commitment to personal excellence and to the human resource profession," said Susan Meisinger, SPHR, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. HRCI awards two levels of certification: Professional in Human Resources and Senior Professional in Human Resources.
To become certified, an applicant must pass a comprehensive examination and demonstrate a strong background of professional human resource experience.
HRCI is the credentialing body for human resource professionals and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest organization dedicated exclusively to the human resource profession.
The Institute's purpose is to promote the establishment of professional standards and to recognize professionals who meet those standards.