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December 12, 2012

UW-Eau Claire management students achieve perfect scores on SHRM exam

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire management students achieved a 100% pass rate on the fall 2012 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Assurance of Learning exam. Ten UW-Eau Claire students took the four hour exam which assesses whether seniors and recent graduates have the knowledge needed to be successful HR practitioners.

The national pass rate for the fall 2012 exam was 60%, according to Dr. Scott Lester, professor of management.

"Passing the exam is an achievement students can proudly list on their resumes," said Lester. "It's a mark of excellence that differentiates them from others in the job market."

The SHRM Assurance of Learning exam consists of 160 multiple choice questions that address HR concepts such as employment law, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and workforce planning and talent management. Students may take the SHRM exam any time during their eligibility period, which begins one year before graduation and ends one year after it. Individuals who pass receive a Certificate of Learning; those who do not pass may retake the test at another time within their eligibility period.

UW-Eau Claire human resource management students must pass the exam as a graduation requirement for their major.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, SHMR serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

The UW-Eau Claire Human Resource Management Program has been endorsed by SHRM for aligning with its recommended curriculum. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Lester, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing.

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