HR Metrics and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) share a deep commitment to promoting human resource management practices that contribute to the success of today’s organizations, making them better places to work. Both share a belief that the way to improve workforce management practice is to compliment and publicize HR professionals who strive to achieve the highest standard of professional excellence for creating a positive impact through HRM initiatives. The HR Professional Excellence Certifications Scholarship Award has been designed with this objective in mind.

The HR Metrics will award 1 scholarship per year to assist HR professionals in obtaining their SHRM certification. SHRM members may apply for this US $ 885 award to support their pursuit of professional SHRM-SCP certification.  Learn more about SHRM Certifications.

  • Application Deadlines: 1 Apr 2017 – 31 Dec 2017
  • Scholarship will be announced by 1 Mar 2018

Funds may be used for preparation-such as SHRM Certification Preparatory tools.

Who is Eligible?

To be considered for this scholarship:

  • You must be HR professional at a senior executive level who operates primarily in a strategic role—developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing performance metrics, and/or contributing to the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.
  • Minimum 7 years of HR service and 14 years of education.
  • You must have a current SHRM Forum membership to apply for an award and the membership must be active throughout the year in which you receive the award.
  • You must be preparing to sit for the SHRM-SCP certification exam.

SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarship Winner 2016

Rahim Kabani: Head of HR, ITREB for Pakistan

Why I opted for SHRM-SCP Certification?

I have been working as HR Professional since 1994 and started my career in HR, here in Pakistan as T&D Specialist. I have recently moved back from Canada after working for 15+ years in the field of HR in Canada, I did realize the importance of HR credentials long before. During my time in Canada, I completed the required courses to appear for the HR credential examination but due to my master’s degree workload, I was unable to make an attempt. My aspirations to move back to Pakistan was to make sure that I get involved with SHRM Forum in Pakistan and give back the community the experience and knowledge that I gained from my working abroad. For that, I became SHRM member shortly after I moved and became part of ISO HR Standards working group. I believe that the SHRM certification will be useful in bringing credibility to my work in the field of HR and would also give confidence to other stakeholders that I’ll be interacting with in the future. My credentials of SHRM would also be a source for inspiration for many that I interact with in my capacity as mentor and trainer.

My Accomplishments

Though there are many proud moments in my long career in HR, I am particularly proud of my achievements as life-long learner currently pursuing my 3rd master degree specializing in Workplace Leaning & Social Change. During my first job as T&D specialist here in Pakistan, I quickly moved up in the organization to become Country Manager in year 2000. Shortly thereafter, I moved to Canada and was fortunate to work with world’s largest staffing agency, Adecco. There I initiated many new programs including achieving zero-lost-time injuries and become the health & safety champion for the organization. I was also fortunate to become part of NGO since 2013 and have designed many new initiatives for those organizations that I am very proud of. These includes but not limited to designing 360-degree performance appraisal process, total compensation statement, engagement surveys, change management process and much more. Currently, as my first job here in Pakistan, I am currently working on many change management initiatives and conducting training need analysis for all academic staff across Pakistan.

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