Phillips Consulting Limited plans to partner Human Capital Growth (HCG), a United States-based talent management firm, to provide evidence-based human resource and talent management certifications to the market.

Under the deal, which promises to transform Human Resource (HR) practice, HCG’s courses would highlight the best, and most relevant training courses essential to professionals and firms to meet goals.

Addressing reporters in Lagos, HCG Account Specialist, Chiadika Okereke, said using science, analytics and empathy, the US company, which was entering the African market first time, would complement Phillips Consulting’s effort to drive growth and excellence in organisations.

He said the deal would ensure that HR experts had the opportunity to nurture skills and pursue certifications in areas, such as workforce analytics, change management, leadership development, and integrated talent management.


According to him, what differentiates HCG certifications from others is that they are hands-on, project-based and backed by deep industry and academic expertise.

He added that rather than focus on the administrative and legal aspects of HR practice, these certifications would equip HR professionals with the tools, resources and expertise to make instant and tangible business impacts.

HCG’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney, explained: “Human resource and talent management professionals were increasingly called upon to align the workforce with the business needs and deliver measurable improvements adding our science-based courses and certifications can be readily put to use to deliver results.”

He said Phillips Consulting would introduce HCG certifications and provide guidance for enrolling, engaging and benefiting from the certification programmes, adding that this blended solution was perfect for busy professionals desiring to build deep and market relevant HR and talent management skills.

The certifications, according to him, will cover areas such as workforce staffing, workforce development, workforce management, organisational effectiveness, talent acquisition, leadership development, workforce planning, change management, workforce analytics, and employee engagement.

Phillips Consulting’s People Transformation Practice Senior Partner Paul Ayim said it was time for HR to raise the bar beyond HR operations and change the conversation to more strategic business-aligned issues that impact business performance.

Sourced from The Nation - written by Samuel Adesanya