The Certified Human Resource Manager (CHRM) certification is ideal for those who wish to administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs; (2) perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures; (3) advise managers on organisational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes; (4) maintain employee benefits programs and inform employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; (5) recommend benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; (6) obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids; award benefit contracts; design and conduct educational programs on benefit programs; (7) ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; (8) conduct investigations; maintain records; represent the organisation at hearings; and (9) maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
AFMA Certification can be obtained either by Direct Application (for those with experience and/or qualifications in the area); or by undertaking an AFMA approved Training Program.
Direct Application: Those applying direct for the CHRM certification will need to demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in: (1) Identifying staff vacancies and recruiting, interviewing and selecting applicants; (2) allocating human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel; (3) providing current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits; (4) maintaining historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; keeping past and current records; (5) maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies; completes human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; (6) maintainng human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; (7) maintaining human resource staff job results by counselling and disciplining employees; (8) planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; and (9) contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Training: For those wishing to undertake training to obtain certification, this course trains individuals to (1) obtain a knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labour relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems; (2) maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions; (3) maintain organisation staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; (4) counselling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analysing exit interviews; recommending changes; (5) preparing employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs; (6) maintaining a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations; preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions; (7) ensuring planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; (8) hearing and resolving employee grievances; and (9) counselling employees and supervisors.
The Certified Human Resource Manager - CHRMtm Board Certification is awarded to individuals who have met our Requirements: