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HRCI Certification
Human Resources certifications are an important step to increasing your knowledge and forwarding your career. Learn more about TVHRA study groups and the benefits of certification.

HRCI Strategic Credit Criteria [PDF], in partnership with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has published the 2013 - 2014 State of Tennessee Salary, Wage and Benefits Survey along with East, West and Middle Tennessee surveys.  Data was collected from 119 Tennessee employers representing over 1.1 million employees with 54,069 employees in the survey area. The wages reported were those in effect June 2013.

The report includes pay data for over 330 positions in 17 functional areas. Compensation is broken down by geographic region, union status, industry, the company's sales/assets, and by the number of employees in the company. In addition, the compensation reports include hire rate, weighted rate, pay range and bonus.

Benefits reports cover merit increase and turnover; a list of benefits offered by organizations; vacation, absence and holiday practices; medical, life and dental; short and long term disability plans; deferred compensation and savings plans; work schedule and shift pay; and employment and pay practices.

Effective Resources Inc., an HR consulting and research firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted the study during the month of August, 2013. To protect confidentiality of individual responses, data for jobs with limited incumbents and/or limited participating companies have been suppressed. If you would like more information regarding Salary Survey - contact Mike Willard at one of our monthly meetings.

The report is provided to participants in the survey at no cost. The survey is available to non-participants in a variety of formats and price points via

SHRM (National organization)

SHRM Foundation

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