Do IT specialists need HR qualifications?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. “K”writes: I graduated with a BA (Hons) in European business with a financespecialism (there was no HR module at that time) in 1991. Since then I haveworked in several different industries and roles before moving into HR threeyears ago. I joined my present company as an HR assistant and am nowresponsible for all the HR systems and databases. I have developed our internalintranet site as the first point of information for all staff on benefits andpolicies and I also post all our vacancies on the external site. I have a greatinterest to continue with the IT and reporting side in HR but I have no formalHR qualifications. Should I?MargaretMalpas, joint managing director at Malpas, writes: Itcan be difficult to get a higher level job within personnel without gainingCIPD graduateship.  Most job adverts carry this as a requirement and itdoes show employers that you have been assessed as professionally safe topractise. The good news is that with your degree you may be eligible for apartial exemption from core management. Three years’ experience may offer achoice of taking a competency assessment route or a learning route. Eitherway, you could qualify within two years, and I would have thought that the timeand effort invested would be very worthwhile.VicDaniels, director at Carr-Lyons writes: Ialways say that studying for a CIPD qualification will certainly do noharm.  If you have the time, and arecommitted to being a HR professional, I would certainly recommend lookingseriously at a CIPD qualification, especially if you wish to pursue your HRcareer in a best-practice environment. Do IT specialists need HR qualifications?On 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more