Thank you for your interest in HR Certified!
Many great things have happened for us since incorporating them in December 2018, and I am excited to share them with you! The most significant change is an update to our Vision Statement as a company.
As you can see, I am not your typical HR person. I am a Black male, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and armed with only an Associates Degree in HR. When I decided to redeploy myself from benefits administration to HR Generalist work, earning HR Certification was instrumental in that career move. Upgrading to the senior level designations allowed me to eventually get promoted to my dream job – to become a strategic HRBP. This was not an opportunity handed to me. I proved my added value from what I learned from the certification process and presented a business case to upgrade my role to the function I was performing, and I succeeded.
And somehow, still without a degree and now locked and loaded with senior-level certifications, I successfully navigated a fulfilling HR career in which I have partnered with business executives across high-tech industries, including biotech, bio-pharm, and medical devices. And just a few weeks ago, I was honored to be a member of the Forbes Coaches Council for my work in Human Resources.
This is why I am proud to say that HR Certified, LLC is different because its Founder is different. This is not a hobby. It is a dedication to values embedded by my late grandmother to BE BETTER so you can DO BETTER.
I posted on LinkedIn a realization that I never spoke out loud my entire career – HR has a diversity problem. I know this to be true because of my “lived-in” experience.
Most of us can acknowledge this by attending an HR conference or polling our HR team. When I participated in these same conferences and saw someone I identified as Black, we didn’t speak but silently acknowledged that “Oh, I’m not the only one here.” So as a represented party that is underrepresented in this passionate career I have chosen, it is time to change this narrative and address this opportunity head-on.
With that, we introduce our new Vision Statement:
To increase diversity within
Corporate HR Departments nationwide
through attraction and upskilling efforts.
We believe that a more diverse human resources team
will create even better workplaces for ALL, which in turn
will generate better returns for the business.
All changes from this point forward will support this new Vision, and I look forward to sharing more with you as we undertake this more focused journey and opportunity. A Vision Statement is a future-looking state we will strive and accomplish one step at a time.
Please join in ensuring that another black boy like me gets a shot at this incredible work in Human Resources and, more importantly, that he is not alone.
Click HERE to View the LinkedIn Live Event on Overcoming Your Giant: How to Succeed Against The Odds w/ Anthony Howard
HR Certified Incorporated in Atlanta, GA
HR Certified expands partnership with HR Defined and HR Education Network to offer online and on demand HR Certification course offerings
HR Certified becomes an official certification provider w/ HR Certification Institute ® (HRCI®)
HR Certified expands course offerings with Managing the Employee Life Cycle series for business owners, general managers and those interested in Human Resources.
250th Graduate Milestone!
HR Certified partners with BambooHR in facilitating their inaugural Scholarship program, which was extended to 100 recipients!
Doubled growth with 500 Graduates!
2 Year Anniversary
HR Certified partners with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR Atlanta) and sponsors the mentorship program.
Reached 1500 Follower Milestone on LinkedIn
HR Certified lead DEI session at HR UnBoxed – A Free Virtual Conference in partnership with HRCP and HREN.
Introduced FREE Live HR Events on Hot Topics via Live Streaming Services (LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube Live)
Entered Strategic Partnership with HR Mavericks for its strong competency in free HR knowledge transfer.
Awarded our first scholarship award winners and became a member of the Forbes Coaches Council for thought leadership in HR
Reached 3000 Follower Milestone on LinkedIn
Entered Strategic Partnership with HR Education Network to expand capabilities and service model.
The HR Certified team includes leading HR professionals with a range of expertise in HR certification preparation, continuing education, and career coaching.
I literally have the best instructors and mentors through HR Certified.
I now have dual certifications! Michele Millsap, SHRM-CP, PHR, Professional Development Champion
I worked with HR Certified via a scholarship with BambooHR. The course provided relatable experience and textbook knowledge at the practical level, offering realistic expertise to HR professionals of every type. Our instructor was punctual, incredibly responsive, and encouraging – cheering us through the finish line. Fallon Martin, SHRM-SCP, HR Department of 1
Anthony is a rock star! He shares his HR knowledge with humor and high energy regarding a wide variety of real-life HR scenarios for each lesson plan. I highly recommend you take his class!
– Tiffany Teamer, MBA, PHR
Last fall, I had the opportunity to participate in an HR certification prep course being led by Anthony. He was phenomenal! He made the class fun and the study materials easy to understand. He also did a good job keeping us on task with what we needed to know for the exam. Needless to say, I was successful in obtaining my SPHR. I would definitely recommend HR Certified to others who may be preparing for their certification.
– Aquila Harrison, SPHR
The HR Certified course was instrumental in preparing for my PHR. I would highly recommend working with HR Certified in gaining your HR Certification!
– Julie Whittington, PHR
I’m telling you people, HR Certified was so good, I almost want to sign up and take the course a 2nd time!
– Brandon Gray, SPHR
Thanks to HR Certified, I knew exactly how to prepare. The real-scenarios in class brought the concepts to life for me. I am pleased to share that I am now a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources! Thank you, HR Certified!
– Lauren Brocket, SPHR
Our team would love to discuss your HR trajectory. We are available to answer any questions you may have about the process.
With HR Certified, you can expect in-depth instruction on critical areas of human resource management and test-taking strategies for you to be successful in the HR certification exam, tailored career development, and increased career satisfaction. We understand the HR certification process, and we are here to walk you through it. We can help you identify which HR certifications are essential for your goals as an HR practitioner.