The First Professional HR Certification for International HR Practitioners in Singapore


Organizations must be able to build and sustain a workforce that is competent to operate effectively across the world if they are to compete in today's internationalized environment. They must also deal with economic, logistical, legal and cultural differences that impact workforce management.

Attracting and retaining people with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to compete in a internationalized environment requires an understanding of how to effectively brand the organization as a preferred employer and how to offer a value proposition that results in a competent workforce. In order to motivate that workforce to put forth their best efforts and to focus them on organizational needs performance must be defined, measured and rewarded fairly, competitively and appropriately.

The strategies and programs for managing the workforce must also be acceptable to employees, consistent with their values and beliefs and their cultural orientation. In order to achieve this organizations must recognize cultural differences, respect the right of people to have different beliefs and reconcile the issues raised by cultural differences.

This competency-based certification qualifies participants as a Certified Human Resource Specialist (International Human Resources Management) upon successful completion.

Course Details: 


• How to define their organization's context and how to formulate a global workforce management strategy that fits current and future realities.

• How to select and execute Staffing, Development, Performance Management, Rewards Management and Employee Relations strategies and programs that fit the organization and contribute to the current and future effectiveness of its workforce.

• How to recognize cultural differences across countries and individuals and how to respond appropriately.

Module 1 - International Workforce Management Strategy

• Defining the organization's context globally

• Economic; Legal; Cultural; Logistical; Societal

• Deriving an HR strategy that fits the organization's context

• Workforce planning: determining international workforce requirements

• Evaluating organizational and workforce culture(s) and developing a philosophy to govern cultural accommodation

Module 2 - International Staffing & Development Strategy

• Developing a international structure and defining employee roles.

• Assessing staffing requirements at all international locations.

• Determining the mix of local nationals, expatriates and third country nationals in all international locations.

• Recruiting strategies.

• Selection strategies

• Onboarding processes.

• Developing competency models.

• Assessing developmental requirements.

• Selecting development programs.

• Administering developmental programs.

Module 3 - International Performance Management

• Developing a international performance model for the organization.

• Establishing performance criteria and standards.

• Selecting metrics and managing performance.

Module 4 - International Remuneration Management

• Developing a remuneration strategy.

• Designing rewards programs to support the strategy.

• Administering rewards programs internationally.

Module 5 - The Role Of The International Human Resources Function

• Conforming to international and local laws/regulations.

• Accommodating local customs and competitive practices.

• Dealing with employee representation bodies (unions; works councils).

• Managing employee assignments globally.

• Branding the organization as a preferred employer internationally.

• Developing a philosophy that defines HR's role.

• Designing an HR structure that fits the organization.

• Defining roles and required competencies for HR staff.

• Developing policies and programs to govern workforce management.

Who should attend

Senior HR Executives, Assistant HR Managers, HR Managers/HR Generalists who are responsible for managing the organization's people across the globe and possess at least 5 years of HR managerial experience or at least 3 years of HR managerial experience with HRSINGAPORE's Certified Human Resource Administrator (CHRA) qualification.

Our Trainer

Robert Greene

Dr. Robert J. Greene has a PhD (Applied Behavioral Science) from Northwestern University, an MBA (Human Resource Management) from the University of Chicago and BA (Economics) from University of Texas and has over thirty years of industry and consulting experience with organizations on formulating and evaluating human resource management strategies and designing, implementing, administering and evaluating performance and compensation management programs. He also provides counsel on defining, assessing and reshaping organizational culture and effectively managing cross-cultural workforce.
Dr. Greene's professional's certifications include:
• Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
• Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
• Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
• Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
• Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
• Certified Professional In Human Resources & Compensation (CPHRC)
• Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Co-authored "Rewarding Performance Globally: Reconciling The Global - Local Dilemma", 
and "The Most Important Asset: Valuing Human Capital", Dr. Greene has published over 100 articles, white papers and book chapters HR management and was awarded the first Keystone Award for achieving the highest level of excellence in the field by the American Compensation Association (now WorldAtWork).
He was a principal designer of the CCP, GRP, PHR, SPHR and CPHRC certification programs and brought the GRP program to Singapore at its inception, working in conjunction with the Singapore National Employers Federation. He has taught and spoken around the world and was an expert advisor to the SHRM Global Learning System and principal author of the SHRM Learning System module on Compensation, as well as several certification courses in the GRP and CPHRC certification programs.
He is also a faculty member for DePaul University's MBA & MSHR degree programs internationally.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised 1st Intake


• Five days

• 9 am to 5.30 pm


Certification will be awarded upon successfully completion of all the modules and passing of all Competency-Based Assessments. And those who are successful are entitled to use the designatory title "CHRS® (IHRM)" after their names.


• S$ 3,080 for Community

• S$ 3,280 for others


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants (Ends 2017).



• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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