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Senior Talent Management Practitioner

STMP™ is a career-ramp for upwardly-mobile, mid-career HR professionals to take off into the exciting high demand Talent Management roles. Businesses and organizations in the 21st century need qualified HR specialists to anchor their talent strategies for the future. STMP™ adds a shining sharp edge to your profile marking you distinctly more valuable for the fussiest and largest of recruiters around the world. And if ever you dreamt of a Wharton moment of your own, well, your STMP™ just made it possible through a direct pre-qualification for TMI-Wharton programs. You just have to meet the fundamental work- and qualification norms prescribed for the candidacy of these programs.

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The STMP™ credential helps professionals in navigating their careers into and through the Talent Management discipline fast, sure, and smart. It is a robust proof of competence for ambitious HR practitioners who need to assure employers that they are proficient in handling the complexities of the changing business landscape, workforce dynamics and HR accountability for business. It’s a qualification that's increasingly proving how a Talent Management credential shatters glass ceilings and accelerates growths of HR professionals in their careers across different verticals. Remind yourself also of the fact that the STMP™ opens up the gates for Associate Fellow program for you to learn how to excel in Global Talent Management and establish your leadership.

If you already have a few years in the HR domain, you certainly know that HR professionals across the world who've been caught unprepared by the shift of the paradigms toward Talent Management, are now scrambling to get re-skilled and certified.

Of course, there’s much more than loading up your vitae, STMP™ truly prepares you for your first steps into the future of work. 100 percent of HR professionals today around the world – according to a TMI study - do just 12% of the jobs that their seniors did a decade back. STMP™ prepares you for excelling in HR through Talent Management in landscapes where an astonishing 50% of the older HR jobs either stand outsourced, or distributed to other business functions in the company.

You have to choose to stop being a run-of-the-mill HR professional, and transform into a proven, fully equipped, and future proof Talent Management professional. Allow the STMP™ to do the rest for you.

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Senior Talent Management Practitioner

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This STMP™ version is marked to the updated TMI-TMBoK™ Ver 11-4.4.

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STMP Certification Program Fee

$ 675 USD This is a one-time fee, covering the STMP™ certification exam; the TMI Resource Box (the TMI Learning Kit); digital badging, credential-kit and all material shipping costs, and excludes special local taxes, duties and levies etc., if applicable in the receiver’s/ consignee’s/ applicant’s country.

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Prequalify for the Worldclass TMI-Wharton Program!

Earning a STMP™ also earns you a straight pre-qualification into the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow of Talent Management program!

These programs give you an opportunity to learn the state-of-the-art of Talent Management through worldclass content and courses including the residential Wharton stage conducted by Wharton professors in the school’s Philadelphia campus. The programs are designed to help you transform into high-impact leaders.

Remember, the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow is an intensely selective program with thousands of HR professionals from around the world vying for very few seats! If you meet the fundamental candidacy norms of the program, your STMP™ may earn you an exemption from the stage in which achievements and contributions of other applicants are screened and vetted. And if you make it, there’s a lower, special TMI alumni fee applicable for you.

That just about summarizes how TMI-Wharton adds that golden edge to your profile and transforms you for life.

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Once you're ready, registering for the STMP gets done faster than you can finish your donut. Just head straight HERE, anytime, or click the blue tab right below. Within minutes, you’re well on your way – registered for STMP - a credential-qualification that’s reserved for the aspiring HR leader, who wants to lead sooner than his peers!

Remember, your registration for STMP™ will stay incomplete till you pay the full prescribed fee. Please use your credit or debit card to pay, or remit your fee via the electronic bank transfer. If you are paying for your company-sponsored employees, or for your institution-sponsored students, you can issue electronic checks or wire transfer the total applicable fee amount as invoiced. Please write to us at fee@tmi.org for more details. Once a registration for STMP™ is complete, we instruct for shipping the TMI Resource Box– the official Talent Management learning kit produced by TMI - to the registered address in our records.

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The STMP Learning Resources – Suits your Learning Appetite!

The STMP Resource Box, provided complimentary to every STMP registrant, contains printed and electronic resources and material for reference and learning about TMI standards, Talent Management skills, and contemporary Talent Management theory and practice. Please do remember that unlike other certification bodies, TMI neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for STMP Certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, through the STMP Resource Box, TMI focuses on empowering the registrants with text and learning resources that help them build and expand their knowledge of Talent Management.

The STMP Resource Box includes the TMI flagship publication – the 30-chapter Talent Management: The TMI Handbook for Practitioners – the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science-and-art of Talent Management ever. It’s a book for life for all HR and Talent Management professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for STMP Certification exams. Indeed, interested individuals can also choose to undergo training programs organized by TMI Authorized Education Providers to prepare for their STMP Certification exam; however, this is not a mandatory requirement by TMI. The other world-class book in the STMP Resource Box, called #Talentastic – is there to help you learn about how habits, methods, conduct, and professional approaches can be transformed to become a high-impact HR and Talent Management professional. A copy each of the renowned TMI Talent Management Body of Knowledge, and the STMP Exam Preparation Guidelines are also provided. Once your STMP Resource Box is with you, your preparation for your STMP exam can commence. You can take this exam in a exam test center near you – and we’ve got these centers almost anywhere you can be – 8100 locations covering 180+ countries!

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The STMP Learning Resources

The Digitally Badged STMP

The STMP credential comes digitally badged now! Essentially, an STMP digital badge is a verifiable digital token of your wel-deserved STMP qualification. It contains within it a secure digital link to the TMI cloud, where the bonafides and authenticity of your STMP credential can be validated instantly by those who you have allowed to - your current and prospective employers and colleagues - and they can verify it ever so easily, too.

A digitally-badged STMP adds immensely to the credibility to your online professional presence. You can conveniently showcase your well-earned STMP as a high-visiblity icon on web-pages; on your LinkedIn profile; on social media platforms and in your email signatures, to drive home a powerful initial impact. It's your most secure, reliable and authentic token of your promise, potential and capabilities for performing your Talent Management leadership roles with excellence.

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The Digitally Badged STMP

The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become a STMP

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a STMP. There are SIX convenient tracks covering HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn a STMP!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management/Business/ Management/ Related Disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub-functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Other disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    8 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub-functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ Related Disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Other disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ Related disciplines from any of the TMI–recognized institutions

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should hold a Bachelor's degree and possess an active credential by CIPD, HRCI, ATD & other certification bodies whose credentials TMI may recognize as worthy of being included under QualiFLY program.

    Minimum Work Experience
    5 Years or more experience in any of the HR sub–functions

Getting the STMP™ - A Preview of the Certification Process

There are six distinct stages of your journey toward becoming an STMP™. Here's what these stages look like. For more details, login to your myTMI account.


The STMP™ Certification Process

  • 1Check Eligibility Requirements-

    All TMI certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each TMI certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the STMP™ certification, you wish to apply for.
    It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.

  • 2Fill Online Application +

    Once you have satisfied the STMP™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myTMI account. Before proceeding, check if you QualiFly™ for STMP™. QualiFLY™ essentially relaxes the minimum eligibility requirements and provides up-to 15% lower STMP™ fees, based on your education and work experience. Complete the STMP™ online application form. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.

  • 3Validation +

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the STMP™ Certification.

  • 4STMP™ Certification Preparation Material +

    Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the STMP™ Certification Preparation Kit containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks.

  • 5Taking the STMP™ Certification Exam +

    TMI earmarks a 90-day immersion period for STMP™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Talent Management. You can schedule your STMP™ exam anytime after the 90-days immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 180-days to plan for and take your STMP™ exam in one of our authorized test centers nearest to you.

  • 6Award +

    If you qualify the STMP™ certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB), you are recommended for the award of STMP™ Credential and the STMP™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the credential- award.

Senior Talent Management Practitioner

STMP Exam

The TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB) mandates that individuals desirous of acquiring the STMP certifications will have to take and qualify computer–based exams. TMI Exams are computer–based tests timed between 120 minutes. The exam can be taken in any of our well-equipped test centers managed by world’s leading testing platforms and agencies with a massive experience of delivering thousands of high–stakes tests a year across the globe for business and non-business clients. All STMP registrants are able to schedule their certification exam via the internet and take it at one of the Exam Testing Centers in 180+ countries.

Coverage of STMP Exam

Broadly, the questions appearing in TMI exams purport to check and validate examinees' awareness and knowledge about the general frameworks of Talent Management; key practices and trends in 21st century Talent Management, and critical issues, challenges & opportunities in the discipline today. TMI exams – in keeping with the TMI framework TMI-UKF and the TMI Body of Knowledge – steer clear from Human Resource Management, and stay focused on Talent Management. Examinees are expected to be already aware of Human Resource Management to be able to get recognition further for their readiness for Talent Management.

TMI certification exams feature questions drawn from a wide selection of Talent Management areas a knowledge in which, the TMI body of knowledge defines as essential–to–have for individuals intending to be recognized and credentialed by TMI. The framework or scope of content and coverage of TMI exams is defined reasonably well by the TMI text prescribed for the STMP exam–takers – The Talent Management Handbook for Practitioners. More specifically, the following topics have been prescribed by the TMI Professional Certification Board in which the knowledge of examinees are tested by TMI Exam questions:

Knowledge Dimensions Covered Total Questions
PART A: Defining Concepts & Perspectives in Talent Management
Includes questions from 5 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like management, business, & Talent Management imperatives in the 21st century; the Talent Management ecosystem and talent‐need analysis and talent competence assessment frameworks for organizations
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PART B: Elements of Strategy & Leadership in Talent Management
Includes questions from 10 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Strategic Talent Management; building competitive advantage through integrated Talent Management; sustainable talent development; talent pipeline building; executive onboarding; identifying and assessing high-potential talent; developing leadership talent; and managing leadership talent pools
21
PART C: Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
Includes questions from 8 mandatory knowledge dimensions sweeping across areas like Talent engagement; building functional expertise; managing and measuring Talent Management effectiveness; global Talent Management; talent supplies in global organizations; succession planning; performance management; and technology deployment in Talent Management
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PART D: International Talent Management Experiences & Insights
Includes insights, experiences and cases on talent development, integrated Talent Management, talent practices, Talent Management adoption and boardroom view of Talent Management in some of the world’s most enduring business corporations. Also covers CHRO perspectives on Talent Management as well as perspectives on critical research issues & the future of Talent Management practice
10
PART E: Talent Leadership Capabilities
Includes questions from 11 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like strategic mindset; decision making, thinking and analytics, growth, global management skills, change readiness, personal leadership philosophy, boardroom capabilities and thought leadership
5
Total Number Of Questions 60

Structure & Nature of a Typical STMP Exam

A typical STMP exam test-paper includes 60 questions - a mix of THREE types.

TYPE A - GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to correctly and precisely recollect concepts, principles, techniques and generally accepted practices in contemporary Talent Management. The answers to TYPE A questions will reflect examinees' awareness and comprehension of critical Talent Management concepts, elements, and issues as enshrined in the TMI body of knowledge. TYPE A Questions would be facts–based with answer–options being clear statements – either clearly correct, or incorrect. There is only one CORRECT answer to TYPE A questions, and examinees are scored only if the correct options are selected/ checked.

TYPE B - ABILITY TO APPLY UNDERSTANDING & KNOWLEDGE
Questions directly test the examinees ability to APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the concepts, principles and techniques in real–life practice of Talent Management. The answers to TYPE B questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges scientifically and devising approaches, plans and programs to resolving them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE B Questions also would all have four answer–choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5 or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

TYPE C - UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES AND ELEMENTS OF PRACTICE IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to RECOLLECT, APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of unique global forces and elements that demand using the concepts, principles and techniques in real–life practice of Talent Management in a specially informed and mature manner. The answers to TYPE C questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges in large, complex global organizations with diverse workforce, and tackle them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE C Questions also, like TYPE B ones, would all have four answer–choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid–level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5 or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

The Objectives and Principles Underlying the Design of STMP Exam

The TMI exams aim at validating the registrants' potential and capacity to effectively perform a breadth of Talent Management roles and functions in complex, large organizations operating within a transnational business/ non–business system. The TMI exam system validates this potential through assessing registrants' knowledge about Talent Management theory and practice, and their ability to apply this knowledge to achieve excellence in their performance of the roles assigned to them. These exams are designed on standards derived from the TMI Standardized Knowledge Architecture for Practice Excellence. TMI-UKF is the capstone TMI framework on which the TMI Body of Knowledge has been fleshed out to redefine the profession of Talent Management in the 21st century.

TMI exams test registrants on their knowledge of the state–of–the–art principles, theories, techniques, tools and generally accepted practices of Talent Management as boned out in TMI-UKF. These exams expect that individuals being assessed for their TMI credentials not only read the material contained in the TMI Starter Kits, but also constantly maintain familiarity with the latest in Talent Management theory and practice by reading journals and books; attending podcasts of experts and participation in professional development programs and events.

Qualifying the STMP Exam

Usually, a score of 65%-70% on the aggregate in an STMP certification exam can be safely deemed to be eminently qualification-worthy, yet, practically an examinee's actual, individual scores do not decide the recommendation for credential award. Instead, the final recommendations for the STMP award are actually given by the TPCB after considering the benchmarked scores – which are derived by scaling the actual scores of examinees of a particular exam event by a factor denoting the variances of scores obtained by the entire universe of examinees in the same exam event. The TPCB certification award recommendation system works on the affirmative–action approach, ensuring that examinees across various exam regions do not suffer or gain because of the uncontrollable systemic or environment elements.

Preparing for the STMP Exam

If you are preparing for your STMP certification exam, the first critical step to take is to pause and size up the gigantic expectations of Talent Management understanding, knowledge, and perspective that employers will have of you. On-the-move HR professionals like you, looking at breaking the glass ceilings should realize how important therefore it is for TMI to assess and validate your potential and capabilities before the award of the STMP Credential. It is critical therefore for all STMP aspirants to focus more on building up their knowledge on Talent Management to be able to practice the profession at its best – the exams will be taken care of better this way. While the TMI STMP Resource Box contains reading-books as well as guidelines on how to study for the STMP exam, you should avoid getting the impression that studying from these can prepare you completely for your exam.

As an HR practitioner already, you will agree that Talent Management is still an evolving discipline, and will perhaps never become an exact enough science to be contained in all its completeness in one single textbook, or even in a few of them. There is a grave danger of our understanding of Talent Management getting restricted if we decide to refer to just a couple of books or a few more. Indeed, TMI has evolved its landmark essential knowledge model in what is the world’s largest and most extensive ever project on defining knowledge essentials for excellence in Talent Management. Yet, as said earlier, simply because of the enormous and growing breadth that Talent Management covers, it is impossible to prescribe a single, omnibus exam reference resource, sources, texts or references etc., for preparing for TMI certification exams. As the world’s foremost standards and credentialing body in Talent Management, TMI shoulders the onerous responsibility of covering the entire landscape of contemporary Talent Management, and everything else that may be connected to it, for only then, can TMI claim it has assessed and validated individuals across all areas that impact, or have the potential of impacting their professional capabilities for practicing Talent Management.

Hence, to ensure that you groom yourself into the most dynamic and perceptive of young HR leaders of tomorrow, TMI advises you to read extensively on the subject from as many sources as possible. Please do refer to the Exam Preparation Guide included in the STMP Resource Box to know some of the important external resources and modes you can use to expand your understanding of Talent Management, as well as prepare better for your STMP examination. While all TMI STMP examinees are clearly advised to use the official TMI publication – The TMI Practitioners’ Handbook on Talent Management– as the master reference for preparing for their exams, this text in no way can be assumed to prepare an examinee completely enough for the STMP examination. Though, a sizable number of questions in a typical STMP exam are certainly drawn from content which is available in the Handbook, other questions in the exam are drawn also from content that is external to the TMI Handbook and suggested references. Indeed, the topics of all STMP exam questions are covered in the TMI Handbook, their treatment is not extended or detailed enough to provide the necessary depth. We therefore strongly advise all STMP examinees to tap as many online and offline resources as possible to not only comprehend how Talent Management concepts and theories impact business and HRM, but also how businesses and organizations today expect talent-focused human capital management to help them navigate through successfully into the future.


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The STMP Credential Case

The STMP Credential Case

For many, the elegant and classy STMP credential pack may make for a perfect reason to covet the credential! Cased royally inside a designer folder-box, your calligraphed STMP credential-certificate is accompanied by a smart STMP designation pin (a metal badge to be worn on shirt/ coat pockets), and a copy of the TMI Code of Ethics booklet tucked inside.

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