Risk Management is 8% for the PHR and 7% for the SPHR. This functional area of the PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge relates to the developing, implementing/administering, and evaluating programs, procedures, and policies to provide a safe, secure working environment and to protect the organization from potential liability.
Can you browse through HR job postings without seeing the inevitable “PHR/SPHR Required” towards the end of the ad? I think we all know the answer to this question. We will only hope that all the 175-multiple questions in the PHR/SPHR would be this simple to respond!
In today’s hypercompetitive world, you need to outperform the competition. If you work in the Human Resources field one of the best ways to differentiate and have greater opportunities to excel in this career is by obtaining your PHR or SPHR Certification. The PHR proves your mastery of technical and operational HR management skills. The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy.
To demonstrate your excellence in the HR Profession, you will have to take and pass the PHR or the SPHR with a minimum passing rate of 70%. The passing rate for both exams as of January 2017 have been in the 50th percentile. About 50% who walk in the center to take the exam walk out disappointed. But you could be one of the 50% who will walk out from the center after taking the exam with a big smile in your face and a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that all your effort was worth it.
PHR/SPHR Helps!! Some of the benefits you will obtain by having your PHR or your SPHR just to name a few are:
- According to a survey done by Payscale.com, HR professionals who are certified make substantially than their non-certified counterparts.
- According to Payscale’s survey, the median pay for a certified HR professional was $63,900 while those without certification made around $45,300—a difference of nearly $20,000.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected the demand for human resources professionals to grow 9% by 2024
- Hiring managers typically consider an applicant’s certification when making hiring decisions.
- Certified HR professionals may inspire greater trust and confidence from business colleagues than their non-certified HR co-workers
- Some organizations believe hiring HR-certified professionals gives them a competitive advantage
- Business leaders may find HR-certified professionals better motivated and knowledgeable than non-certified HR workers
- HR professionals report that certified HR professionals can help create a positive impact on their organizations’ financial performance
- Nearly, 50%of manager-level HR professionals hold a PHR® or SPHR® certification.
- 66% of supervisors of HR professionals prefer to hire HRCI-certified professionals.
- 85% of Fortune 500 companies employ HRCI® certificate holders.
- 90% of PHRs are currently employed in an HR position vs. 69% of non-certified peers.
To successfully pass your HR Certification Exam and enjoy all these benefits, you need to ensure that you master the PHR/SPHR’s six bodies of knowledge. You do want to take the time to invest in a program that would meet your studies/learning needs. This webinar is ideal for those who would like to take a prep course to just freshen up their knowledge on the six PHR/SPHR areas needed to pass your Human Resources Certification. The class/webinar is conducted in one 6-hour session. The evolving challenges in human resources can yield tremendous opportunities to those with the right training and credentials. The best investment you can make in your life is the one you make for yourself!
In 1976, the first accreditation exams were given and it slowly began to pick up speed. By the end of 1978, only 753 people had taken the exam but by 2009, over 100,000 HR professionals held the PHR, SPHR or GPHR designation. Forty-one years later there are approximately 500,000 Human Resources Professionals who have been certified by the Human Resources Certificate Institute with one of their accredited certifications. They also have certifications holders in over 100 countries all around the world. The HRCI Certification is still the gold standard in the industry.
- Ensuring that workplace health, safety, security, and privacy activities are compliant with applicable federal laws and regulations.
- Conducting a needs analysis to identify the organization’s safety requirements.
- Developing/selecting and implementing/administering occupational injury and illness prevention programs (i.e., OSHA, workers’ compensation). PHR only
- Establishing and administering a return-to-work process after illness or injury to ensure a safe workplace (for example: modified duty assignment, reasonable accommodations, independent medical exam).
- Developing/selecting, implementing, and evaluating plans and policies to protect employees and other individuals, and to minimize the organization’s loss and liability (for example: emergency response, workplace violence, substance abuse)
- Communicating and training the workforce on security plans and policies.
- Developing, monitoring, and testing business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
- Communicating and training the workforce on the business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
- Developing policies and procedures to direct the appropriate use of electronic media and hardware (for example: e-mail, social media, and appropriate website access).
- Developing and administering internal and external privacy policies (for example: identity theft, data protection, workplace monitoring).
- Developing strategies to avoid or minimize the potential of violent behavior and workplace violence conditions
- Understanding OSHA’s general clause.
- Understanding OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen’s Standard.
- Understanding OSHA’s Hazard Communication’s Standard.
- Practice Test Questions.
- Much more….
What You Get:
- Training Materials
- Live Q&A Session with our Expert
- Participation Certificate
Who Will Benefit:
- HR Professionals
- HR Directors
- HR Supervisors
- HR Generalists
- HR Specialists
- Compliance Officers
- Employee Relations Professionals