Global Online HR Training Service Launched

March 10, 2010 ( - Mercer has launched a new online training and certification program with worldwide peer networking for human resource professionals and companies worldwide.

Every training module is delivered both by a team of renowned Oxford Academics led by Professor Gordon Clark, academic director of Global Online Training at the University of Oxford, and Mercer faculty from 16 countries, according to a news release. The program consists of 33 sessions, organized into six topic modules, with five sessions per module.

Three modules cover hot global topics such as global policy making and governance, global growth and performance drivers, and global mobility. The remaining three modules cover specific regional and country HR, employee benefit, and compensation trends and best practices in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and the Americas.

The curriculum is updated on an annual basis. There is an optional certification if users pass an online test for each training module. 

HR professionals access Global Online Training through a secure, restricted Website. In addition, participants can gain access to worldwide peer networking and interact with other global professionals in order to share experiences and continue the development process.    

The year-round, 24/7 online access to this Global Online Training program allows flexibility in the learning process. There are no time constraints,” said Professor Clark, in the news release. The flexible modular program design provides an opportunity for HR professionals in specialized roles to access only the training modules and sessions appropriate for the scope of their responsibilities.”

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