Thank you very much for taking an interest, I believe the course is definitely worthwhile and I am desperate to appear in this program, but a confusion as I just have 3 years of experience and eligibility for appearing in GPHR is to have 4-6 years of experience.
I am looking few HR folks who are interested to appear in any of the certification please come ahead and join the discussion. We can mutually make good preparation for the exam.
I have read it carefully and gone through their study materials too, this program is for professionals working in USA because, all subjects & topics covered in this course work / study materials are according to US standard and based on the laws followed in USA. Therefore, if someone is really want to work in USA as HR then only he can take PHR & SPHR otherwise if, someone want to work in India then he can go for ICFAI or Symbiosis or anyother institute offering Human Resources Management Certification according to Indian constitution and Indian Adopted Systems
GPHR is for people working for Multinationals and managing HR in more than one country and even here Europe and America were given more importance than other places because they're only targeting the HR professionals residing in USA and the rest of the world no and moreover nobody can make a global HR system because customs, constitution, practices and laws are completely different to eachother.
So don't get obsessed by just seeing the name; try to think its good and bads, uses and productivity; what anybody residing in India can do by learning the system of other countries where he is not even working or atleast not working immediately after completion of the course? It will be very difficult to memorize all the laws and moreover may be most them get changed from time to time.
Think wisely and decide about your future.
Wish you all the best. If you have any kind of educational materials then post it here or send it my E-mail
Khaiser Ali Shah
I do agree with you Khaiser so do you have any alternate development program for HR person having more than 3 years experience and currently working in Saudia as a Training Coordinator, did my Master in HR from University of Karachi.
Since it so long and I did not kept myself abreast with new and latest techniques in my field HR.
What would you suggest. As you too working in Saudia so how do you keep yourself update.
Nice to see the discussion on PHR & SPHR.
Even I was planning to do this course.
As per the comments from others itís been tailor made for those working in US.
I did my MBA in HR, seven years back, presently working in UAE.
Can any one suggest me to do any course which can sharpen my HR skills?
I cannot say that because I am not aware with the system followed in Australia but in the course material of GPHR the Human Resources Certification Institute has covered almost all about the generally accepted practices throught the world. So just try to see their curriculum and take the course. You can visit them on www.hrci.org
Khaiser Ali Shah
SPHR is the most ideal certification for Middle East as most of the MNCs do follow US or UK pattern in terms of management. What ever principles of management we follow in this part of world is more or less a derivation from post world war theories and concepts. Eitherwise, there is no harm in taking up a HR Management Course based on US or UK pattern. At the end of the day its your personal orientation towards the subject how you are going to handle your subject which is "People Management"
I was looking for some online study groups for GHPR certification and reached here. I have been working in the us and have 7 yrs experince in Hr how ever not in tune with the new trends. It would be helpful if some one could guide me as to where and how i can start preparing.
I would really appreciate any guidance for the study material/ books