Hi all,
Could somebody please tell me how valuable would the PHR and SPHR certifications be for a HR professional in India?
If not valuable, what are the other certifications that an Indian HR professional could look for?
A reply shall be highly appreciated.

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Hi Leena,
I don't think PHR/SPHR certification carries significant value in the Indian Scenario. I have a PHR certification and lot of the employers, even people in the HR dept don't know what PHR/SPHR certification is.
In any case the certification is valid for the period of 3 years and has to be re-validated.
Hope i was able to answer your question.

From Norway, Lysaker
Dear All,
According to what I know, its really a good Credential. Its much easier to CCP, issued by World at Work. Its harder to learn than JCA, and other certifications issued by ERI DLC.
This information is not to demotivate anyone, but to understand.
From the two websites SHRM and HRCI, the qualification seems really valude.
I like to have more comments.

Hey can somebody give more info bout HR certifications? i need to update my knowledge of HR. M a lecturer and would like to get certified can any1 help Regards, Neha

Can you elaborate SCLD? And in my experience a full-time MBA degree is better than a correspondence MBA. But that is my opinion, i could be wrong. Rakhee
From Norway, Lysaker
Well I beleive that a full time is better too. But for a person who wants to do it through correspondence while working, whether Symbiosis Centre for Distance Leaning (SCDL) would be a good option?
From India, Delhi
Hey leena and rakhee,
Well I had also been thinkin of goin for a PHR exam.
But before doin that I, just took a free PHR test today on one of the websites. Not surprisingly, I found that many of the questions were from the US labour laws apart from the general ones. I personally feel that there mightnot be lots of value addition. More mature views invited.
Santosh Verma

From India, Bangalore
Hi Santosh I took the test too and felt the same.
But then there is GPHR as well. What about that?
And besides these certifications what are the other certifications that could be available and valuable for Indians?

From India, Delhi
Hello Santosh, If you see the syllabus for the PHR/SPHR exam it is meant for the people working in the US, as majority of the portion relates to the US labour laws 401K, FMLA Act..etc. Rakhee
From Norway, Lysaker
Dear Leena,

If your are new to HR, PHR enhance most of your hr skills, infact its internationally recognized, and you better think about it, locally degree doesnt makes any sense. SPHR/GPHR is next level, and all certification like these need continous membership for exams and practices.

A old PHR/SPHR study guide is here from sybex, you can download it freely.

PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

ISBN: 0782142524

Author: Anne M. Bogardus

Publisher: Sybex

Edition: Bk&CD-Rom edition (October 1, 2003)

Paperback: 576 pages

URL: /http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=songstech-20&path =ASIN%2F0782142524


Whether you're a HR professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience or a relative newcomer to the HR field looking to strengthen your resume, the PHR and SPHR certifications from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) provide you with the means to do so. The PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide was developed to help you prepare for these challenging exams, and includes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of key functional areas. Key topics include:

Strategic Management. Formulating HR objectives, practices, and policies to meet organizational needs and opportunities.

Workforce Planning and Employment. Planning, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of recruiting, hiring, orientation, and exit.

Human Resource Development. Ensuring that skills, knowledge, abilities, and performance of the workforce meet organizational and individual needs.

Compensation and Benefits. Analyzing, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of total compensation and benefits.

NOTE: This study guide and/or materials are not sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated in any way with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). PHR, SPHR, GPHR and HRCI are trademarks or registered marks of HRCI. SHRM is a registered mark of the Society for Human Resource Management.


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