The IHRM program is based on the SHRM BASK, the one single, comprehensive testing framework giving qualified professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them.

To develop the capacity of HR professionals, SHRM has conducted a program of research involving thousands of HR professionals to identify the critical competencies needed for success as an HR professional. This research led to the development of the SHRM Competency Model, which defines three clusters of key behavioral competencies and three domains of technical competency. The SHRM Competency Model provides HR professionals with a comprehensive roadmap for developing the capabilities they need to advance their careers and improve their effectiveness in the workplace.


# Inclucing 9 Behavioral Competencies
1 Leadership Leadership and Navigation The ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization
Ethical Practice The ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion The ability to create a work environment where individuals are treated fairly and with respect, and can use their abilities and qualities to contribute to the organization's success
2 Business Business Acumen The ability to understand and apply information with which to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan
Consultation The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders
Analytical Aptitude The ability to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
3 Interpersonal Relationship Management The ability to manage interactions to provide service and to support the organization
Global Mindset The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties
Communication The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders

# Technical Competencies (including 14 functional areas of HR)
1 People
  1. HR Strategy
  2. Talent Acquisition
  3. Employee Engagement
  4. Learning and Development
  5. Total Rewards
2 Organization
  1. Structure of the HR function
  2. Organizational Effectiveness and Development
  3. Workforce Management
  4. Employee and Labor Relations
  5. Technology Management
3 Workplace
  1. HR in the Global Context
  2. Risk Management
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. US Employment Law and Regulations (*For U.S test participants only)

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