I included in the survey the following main open-ended questions:
- How can the HRCI Voices be most useful to its members?
- How can the HRCI best support the certified community?
- What can members of the HRCI Community do to support the efforts of the Institute (in particular, given the recent events)?
- Please use the space below to enter any additional input you’d like to share with the Institute and with the management of HRCI Voices.
In general, participants seemed supportive of both the HRCI and the HRCI certifications, expressing their willingness to maintain and promote their existing certifications. Many were highly critical of and disappointed with the SHRM move to create a new certification process. Several urged the HR community not to "jump on the bandwagon" of the SHRM certification just because it's free and easy.
As far as what the HRCI can do for its community, members asked for more communications, transparency (many want to know exactly what happened), and, in particular, support for recertification activities. Members asked the HRCI to connect to providers of educational activities and share information on learning opportunities. There were also various calls for the HRCI to support local HR chapters by pre-certifying their events and requests that the HRCI focus on speed and quality of service.
What do you think? Would you add anything to these findings?
A preliminary summary of the findings is included below.