No Certification in any discipline gurantee anything whether know-how, job or employment, good remuneration or MNC/PSU/Ovearseas employment etc...
Certification is only authorised you as capable of taking on profession and your understanding of fundamental principles of the profession.
What matter is your experience and acquired level of expertise in the profession may be specialization in a particular skills to recon you as best talent in the market in that particular skills.
HR is multi-dimention activities each activities itself can be specialised trade for example, Recruitment by Placement Agencies, Training by Training consultants, Organization & Change Management is also needs to hired Consultants. Compensation Management also needs Specialised Consultant.
So, I think you understand the HR domain is more wider and no one has mastered the art of entire gamut of HR Functions it takes ages and lot of research as well as expereince to work with global consultants not local managers or Member of any Professional Forum because they follow only history for action replay........
8th September 2009 From Saudi Arabia
Thanks & regards,
9th September 2009 From India, Madras
I read ur response to arpitas note i really appreciate your thinking ,but i my self have an 8yrs of exp in hr .unfortunately i was not able to pursue an MBA degree although i am confident that i have a better know how then any fresh mba hr person but they are still prefered by employers . why so ?
9th September 2009 From India, New Delhi
Thanks for initiating this post.......I do agree with the point made by parthasarthi, but i have a query as well.
My case is similar to Arpitha's case i.e. having a two years of experience in HR. I have heard a lot about the PHR,SPHR,GPHR certification courses that it provides a competitive edge in your career which do matter in the global world.
So after a degree in MBA (HR),does these certifications really help ???? Although I believe that an updated knowledge in your field is of prime importance in today's era. So to have a competitive edge over others what should be done?
I request seniors to throw light on this !!!!
11th September 2009 From India, Bhopal
Just adding my two cents worth on this post. Although I'm not familiar with the Indian market, having a certification ensures that a practitioner has a firm grasp of the HR concepts and somehow has a standardized form or level of HR competence, which is recognized by most HR professionals globally.... So that when one applies for an HR position internationally, having the certification is an "assurance" from the prospective employer that the applicant understands the HR work.... in addition, to work and educational background.
16th September 2009 From United States, Lexington
I cleared PHR Certification this June Window. Trust me, the kind of Preparation that is required to clear this exam testifies the HR Acumen as well as Aptitude of the candidate. The level is above MBA-HR, and it is completely application based.
In today's scenario, where everyother person is an MBA from xyz college, having an Internationally recognized Certification can really add to Personal Confidence, Competency and Market value of the Certified Professional.
28th July 2012 From India
Did you find any institutes in Hyderabad for the certificate program ? I am also looking to do the certificate and recently heard of an institute called Skill Edvance at SR Nagar, but did not visit, so not sure of the same. Seems more of a financial training institute, but someone in my team told me that they also do HR Courses.
28th March 2016 From India, Hyderabad