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Phillips Consulting, HCG Partner for HR Certifications in Nigeria

By Dipo Olowookere

An American talent management giant, Human Capital Growth (HCG), has made its first entry to the African market after partnering with a leading Innovator in instructor led and online trainings in Nigeria, Phillips Consulting (PCL).

The US-based firm is working with Phillips Consulting to introduce Evidence Based Specialized and Integrated Global HR Certifications in Nigeria.

HCG courses highlight the best, up-to-date and most relevant training courses essential to all professionals and companies to meet expected goals and outcomes.

As part of efforts to transform HR practice in Nigeria, Phillips Consulting is using science, analytics and empathy, with HCG complement Phillips Consulting’s effort to drive growth and excellence in Nigerian organisations. The partnership will provide evidence-based HR and talent management certifications to the Nigerian market.

In concrete terms, this partnership ensures that existing and aspiring HR professionals have the opportunity to nurture skills and pursue certifications in focus areas such as workforce analytics, change management, leadership development, and integrated talent management amongst others.

What differentiates HCG certifications from current certifications available in the Nigerian market is that they are hands-on, project-based and backed by deep industry and academic expertise. Rather than focus solely on the administrative and legal aspects of HR practice, these certifications will equip HR professionals with the tools, resources and expertise to make instant and tangible business impact.

Phillips consulting will be introducing all of HCG certifications and providing guidance for enrolling, engaging and benefiting from the certification programs.

This blended solution is perfect for busy professionals desiring to build deep and market relevant HR and talent management skills.

These certifications cover the following specializations: Talent Management Practitioner, Talent Management Specialist, Workforce Staffing, Workforce Development, Workforce Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Workforce Planning, Change Management, Workforce Analytics and Employee Engagement.

HCG courseware in Evidence-Based Talent Management practices are eligible for HR (General) recertification credits toward GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Ayim, Senior Partner in charge of Phillips Consulting’s People Transformation practice, said “It is time, for HR to raise the bar beyond HR operations and change the conversation to more strategic business-aligned issues that impact business performance.”

Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney, HCG’s founder-CEO, explained, “human resource and talent management professionals are increasingly called upon to align the workforce with the business needs and deliver measurable improvements. Our science-based courses and certifications can be readily put to use to deliver results.”

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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