HR Pros Outline Goals and Challenges for 2018

Readers share their resolutions for the new year

January 25, 2018
HR Pros Outline Goals and Challenges for 2018

In December, we asked you to share the changes and challenges you're making or facing in 2018 as current or aspiring SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential-holders. Here's what you told us: 


My new year's resolution is to take the SHRM-CP test by the end of the year. That gives me almost a full year to get going on it. I need it so I can better my career path. I have been in HR for 23 years and I love it. I feel it is finally time to get moving [toward] my certification.

Tiffani Messenger, Corvallis, Ore.


My new year's resolution is to read 40 books during 2018.

Carla Bange, SHRM-SCP, San Diego


To recertify my SHRM-SCP on my birthday in June before going to #SHRM18.

Paula H. Harvey, SHRM-SCP, Hockley, Texas


The challenge not only for 2018, but overall, is being recognized as knowledgeable and dedicated to my craft. For 2018, I plan on taking the exam for my SHRM-SCP credential.

Adanna John, SHRM-CP, Stony Brook, N.Y.


2018 is off to a great start as I've just received my SHRM-CP credential! I'm very excited to share my knowledge with my organization on how to better our HR practices and procedures with this certification.

Working in a federal agency, a lot of HR issues can be difficult to tackle. I am hoping that with the new year, I can bring some new ideas to the table on how we can expand our business and change our culture to be more inclusive and open-minded to new techniques and practices.... I hope that 2018 will allow our organization to grow and continue to [demonstrate] business excellence within the government.

Myranda Whitesides, SHRM-CP, Denver


I want to sit for the SHRM certification exam and get the full benefit of [the SHRM] organization. I have a full-time job and I am trying to figure out how to manage the two.

Ladarnya Smith, Turks & Caicos Islands




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