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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.
30th May 2007 From India, Delhi
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.
31st May 2007 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.
31st May 2007
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
31st May 2007
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
31st May 2007 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?
31st May 2007 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
31st May 2007 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?
31st May 2007 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
31st May 2007 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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1st June 2007 From Pakistan, Ghotki
Hey leena,
Hope you are fine there. Well as far your querry about GPHR is concerned, taking the same exam always depends on your work experience and the kind of sector you want to be in or you are in. More over it would more related to topics like expatriate compensation, multicultural teams, etc, more of which would definitely be mentioned in the syllabus. If you have work-ex of more than 5 years in software or BPO, I would rather suggest you to think obout taking it. It might be useful. As far as other certifications are concerned, let me google out the same. Am also looking for some further certifications. Probably from some foreign university. In case you come to know any , please share with me.
Santosh Verma.

1st June 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hey .. I’m a PGDM in HR, 2007 graduate , currently working in an FMCG company in India. Anybody here who has taken PHR , Kindly enlighten its value .. Regards Dheeraj
8th August 2007 From India, Calcutta
Hiya Friends,
I have currently enrolled for PHR/SPHR in Qatar. Of the reviews I had, it surely is very valuable and helpful. But could someone actually tell me the value of it in Indian Sector??
Your replies will be appreciated and valuable.
Thanks & Regards,
22nd June 2008 From Qatar, Doha
Hi Team
I just want to give few inputs on this, I hear that PHR and SPHR is more prone to US related knowledge especially on the labour laws perspective, on the contrary GPHR is more from global perspective but however they have set some eligible criteria to enroll into each of those certification exams,
From a learning perspective, I guess all three certification will reassure your confidence on the subject, however from Indian perspective though it is considered as a value added knowledge, I have never seen any Indian organisation prescribing it as pre-requisite qualification where as in US, I do see organisation setting it as a criteria for selecting HR personnel and some of the organisation do encourage their internal professionals to get certified.
8th December 2008 From United States, Fremont
HI !
I have trying to seat for the PHR examination conducted by SHRM/HRCI but having difficulty in selecting test centre as it is not available in Bnagladesh. I have done some research on the values of these certfication. To undeerstand the value you can compare these certfications as CA/ACCA/CIMA/CFA is for the professional accountants , CIM Chartered Marketers for the Marketer and PHR/GPHR is for professional cetfied HR professionals.
I have found that SHRM has opened an office in India, do you know the examination facilities ?
Thanks ...
9th December 2008 From Bangladesh, Dhaka
I belong to SHRM (Society for Human Resourse Management) in India. Some of the posts are inquiring about SHRM and its various certifications like, PHR/SPHR and GPHR.
These certifications can be great learning experience and a great value to individuals and organisations. In India its comparatively new. If anyone of you would be interested to know more about the content, please feel free to write to me on letters2anshil@gmail with subject SHRM and I will respond to your questions.
Best Regards,
SHRM India
10th December 2008 From India, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Anshil
Thanks for you prompt response on the queries. I am personally interested for the PHR/GPHR certfication. I am residing in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please help me out on how can I proceede further .................. I mean how and when to register and what are the other details...
Thanks and best regards,
10th December 2008 From Bangladesh, Dhaka
Hello, Greetings of the Day !! . Myself intrested in doing PHR Certification just wanted to know if any body can guide me on the same . Regards, Vibhavari
7th March 2016 From India, Pune
dear senior members,
Iam working for a group of company in tamilnadu which deals in real estate, financial service and iam as a recruitment manager and my job is to recruit directors, marketing managers, telecallers and support staff. I am a b.com graduate but i have experience for the past 12 years in recruitment.
my question is to improve myself with good knowledge in recruitment and hr, can anybody suggest me relevant books and online training to improve myself.
thanks and regards
ramanan suryanarayanan
13th December 2016 From India, Madras
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