Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, today announced its first graduating class of Certified Business Performance Advisors through the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. “Our Certified Business Performance Advisors are a new breed of professionals specifically equipped to address the increasing complexities of running a business,” said Jay E. Mincks, Insperity executive vice president of sales and marketing. “These 76 graduates of our first class demonstrate our commitment to help businesses succeed so communities prosper.” The Certified Business Performance Advisor program includes a rigorous curriculum of courses ranging from finance and statistical analytics to business ethics and management taught by faculty from the Bauer College. The 80-hour, professional level program launched in fall 2011, is designed to provide Insperity advisors with a broader base of knowledge coupled with a deeper understanding of an array of critical business solutions. “This program is innovative and trailblazing,” said Bauer Dean Latha Ramchand, also a professor of finance. “It is our goal at the college to serve as a resource for the business community to come back and renew their knowledge and bring additional value to their organizations. Insperity is the perfect example of a company that understands the benefits of investing in its most valuable asset – its human capital.” The newly certified Business Performance Advisors completed nine eight-hour modules of in-class and Web-based instruction in accounting and financial reporting, leadership and human resources, strategy, finance, business development and customer management, business analytics and statistics, management information system and decision support, operations, and business law, ethics and values. The coursework culminated in an all-day business simulation that focused on the crucial issues of why some companies succeed and others fail. Insperity Business Performance Advisors were divided into teams to run businesses and compete head-to-head for market share and revenue. Participants gained practical experience from the exercise – confronting business issues, constraints and obstacles, and developing and achieving appropriate goals, strategies and tactics.
The certification program is one element in Insperity’s growing partnership with Bauer and the University of Houston.Insperity and the University of Houston recently announced the new Insperity Center in the University Classroom and Business Building. The 140,000-square-foot facility, in the heart of campus, will house graduate and undergraduate teaching spaces, faculty offices and meeting areas for the Bauer College. The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top colleges for undergraduate education. For the Certified Business Performance Advisor program, the college selected instructors known for incisive research in their fields and former senior management executives who represent a wide range of industries. Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 26 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity TM Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization™ solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Financial Services, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2011 revenues of $2 billion, Insperity operates in 56 offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.insperity.com.