For this website review of human resource websites, it will cover the websites www.shrm.org and www.ifebp.org. Each one of these websites is a great site to use as a resource for their own respective category inside of human resources. This review will compare the same questions to keep the measurements fair, and will provide screenshots to use as demonstrations to provide visions throughout the paper.
The first website that will be reviewed is www.shrm.org. SHRM stands for “Society for Human Resource Management”. The mission and purpose of SHRM is to produce a community open to a wide range of customers including human resource professionals, governments, media, businesses, to talk about the human resources and how effective they are. Another mission is also to educate and provide research for their customers. (http://www.shrm.org/about/history/Pages/default.aspx) This website plays an important role in human resources because it is a place where people can go and learn about all of the aspects included in human resources, compared to the other site focuses only on one area which you will see further along in this paper. As stated in the mission statement, SHRM serves to human resource professionals, media, government, non-government organizations, business and academic institutions. All of the people who are being served have a great need for human resource management and information.
SHRM is an individual organization, but has several people holding titles from President to Legal Counsel. There are a total of fourteen positions that people hold. According to the website over fifty percent of the members work in organizations of five hundred people or more. (http://www.shrm.org/ABOUT/pages/default.aspx) This means that these people who sit on the board are involved with large corporations where human resources can be more complex compared to small business. Please see screen shot below to see full list of all fourteen positions.
The SHRM website is very easy to navigate around, and easy to learn about certifications and education programs they have to offer. They offer a wide range of classes and certifications you can achieve depending on who you are. If you are a company they have programs that teach you about laws, recruiting, compensation, and benefits. If you are an individual interested in learning about diversity, the pros and cons, and how to implement it into your team, you can take an education program just geared towards that. The screen shot below will show some programs they offer, as well as you can see at the top how easy it is to find “Education” programs. As you may be able to tell, membership is needed
As you may be able to tell, membership is needed to be involved in the SHRM community. I am not sure about the rates for the membership fees, but if you want to take the educational programs or become certified in anything that is an additional cost as well.
As you may be able to tell from the screen shot above there are areas to click on for publications and conferences to attend. There are both virtual and physical publications SHRM distributes. You can sign up for email alerts, newsletters, books, and magazines. You can also attend conferences, but that will come with a fee depending on the conference. There are external job opportunities at SHRM’s website. When I say external I mean that you can apply to companies other than SHRM. You can also post your resume for employers to seek and contact you. Personally, I believe I would find the companies who are hiring and go to their websites to apply that way.
Overall, this site is pretty easy to use and navigate around. The site is very user friendly, which could be complex since the site deals with a complex issue. The biggest downfall I see is that pricing is hard to find for membership, or other programs SHRM has to offer. I didn’t find the pricing for...