Portadown human resource professional, Jayne Peters, was among 42 candidates from various organisations throughout Northern Ireland to receive recognition in completing Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) professional qualifications.
Jayne completed the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development and was presented with her certificate at a glittering awards night organised by Bangor-based CIPD Centre, DMS Ireland.
Karen McMillan, client development director of CIPD, attended the DMS Awards to represent CIPD Headquarters in London congratulated everyone attending.
“Encouraging people to join the profession is absolutely vital so I’m pleased to see so many high calibre professionals graduating this evening, and delighted to report an 18% growth in the number of new student members in 2014 coming into CIPD membership, a level of growth that suggests the future of the profession is bright.
“The changing nature of work, the workforce and the workplace continue to put people issues at the top of the agenda for all of us, for governments and organisations alike. This creates great opportunities for us Professionals here tonight, but also challenges us to step up, to more confidently engage in debate and strategy at the highest levels, and to bring more insight and understanding about the people issues that should guide business decisions.”
Lynn Carson, who established DMS in 1999 added, “It has been a pleasure to work with our candidates in the last 15 years and the success of the 82 individuals who have completed their CIPD qualification with DMS in the past year shows that we continue to add value to the HR&D Profession throughout industry in Northern Ireland. I am delighted to have presented Jayne with her certificate this evening. Jayne also previously completed the Professional Assessment of Competence programme to become a Chartered Member of the CIPD. This demonstrates the professionalism and talent in this area of Northern Ireland.”