HRCI Certification with HR Girlfriends!

        Why should I become certified? What HR certifications are available? HRCI offers several human resource certifications. The PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) have been available for decades. The PHRca (Professional in Human Resources, California)

Q&A: Can I ban cell phones at work?

Question: Can I ban cell phones at work? How about audio and video recordings? Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Thank your for your questions. They bring up issues that have been the subject of recent litigation, so it's a great time to be

Q&A: …best way to calculate cost of living pay increases?

Cost of Living Pay Increase

Question: We’d like to start giving cost of living raises to employees on their anniversary dates. What’s the best way to calculate these pay increases? Answer from Ophelia, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP: When the information is available, employers typically use the consumer price index

Q&A: Email from CEO requesting all records. Is this a scam?

Question: Our HR person received an email from the CEO requesting copies of employee payroll records, but the CEO did not send this email. Could this be a phishing scam? Answer from Eric, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: Yes, this is probably a phishing scam. Inform