Posted by Lisa Disselkamp on May 6, 2013
It’s not every day you witness the birth of a new profession. But that’s where we are today — on the cusp of a new business discipline that will formalize the designation of a role that’s existed informally in organizations for years. It has arrived with the Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), known as the WAMBOK, the official book detailing workforce asset management (WAM). The WAMBOK supports the new certification for workforce asset management professionals or “WAM-Pros.” Just as we’ve become familiar with certified project management professionals (PMPs) and certified payroll professionals (CPPs), we will likely be working with—or becoming!—professionals in workforce asset management (PWAMs). These WAM-Pros will be certified in aligning people and technologies to influence how work is structured and what it costs.