Thursday, June 24, 2010

SBU HR Director Earns Senior Professional Certification

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University Director of Human Resources David Pierce recently was recognized for the successful completion of the Human Resource Certification Institute Examination and Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is designed for the HR professional who 
  • ·         designs and plans, rather than implements, HR policy
  • ·         focuses on the “big picture”
  • ·         has ultimate accountability in the HR department
  • ·         typically has six to eight years of progressive and increasingly complicated HR experience
  • ·         has breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines
  • ·         uses judgment gained with time and knowledge application
  • ·         understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization

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