PHR stands for “Professional in Human Resources”. SPHR stands for “Senior Professional in Human Resources”.

These acronyms are certifications that HR professionals receive through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)

Why PHR?

  • Earning the PHR or SPHR credential demonstrates to you and your organization that you commit to a higher standard. Earning your HR certification can give you a competitive edge in today’s economy. Take a look at the HR job postings. More and more job listings say HR certification is “required” or “preferred.”
  • Smart business leaders know that organizations spend up to 70% of their revenue on human resources. Decisions on workforce planning, labor relations, risk management and employee benefits such as health care and payroll can make or break an organization. So you need the most qualified professionals to make those decisions.
  • That is why more and more employers are listing HR certification as “required” or “preferred” on their job postings. They have the peace of mind that their HR professionals have proven mastery of the intricate HR laws and core practices that make an organization successful.

Content

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Difference between PHR and SPHR

PHR

The PHR focuses on the technical and operational aspects of human resource practices, U.S, law and regulation based. The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification is designed for the HR professional who:

  • Focuses on program implementation
  • Has tactical/logistical orientation
  • Is accountable to another HR professional within the organization
  • Typically has two to four years of professional (exempt-level) work experience in all HR disciplines, but whose experience lacks the breadth and depth of a more senior-level HR practitioner
  • Has not yet had progressive and increasingly complicated HR work experience
  • Has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than on the whole organization

SPHR

The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is designed for the HR professional who:

  • Designs and plans, rather than implements, HR policy
  • Focuses on the “big picture”
  • Has ultimate accountability in the HR department
  • Typically has six to eight years of progressive and increasingly complicated HR experience
  • Has breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines
  • Uses judgment gained with time and knowledge application
  • Understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization

Key Benefits

For Inpiduals:

  • Understand the most current principles and core practices of HR management.
  • Become more marketable when compete for top HR positions.
  • Raise professional confidence among staff and peers.
  • Get a Competitive Advantage.
  • Have a Mastery of HR knowledge and dedication.
  • Network with HR professionals.

For Business:

  • Ensure updated HR programs and policies in your organization.
  • Certified HR staff can help organizations stay competitive and current on important HR-related issues.
  • Competitive advantage with certified staff.
  • Certified staff are more driven and has a greater sense of ownership.
  • Assurance for clients brought about by credibility of certified staff.
  • Achieving long run operational efficiency and Strategic progress.

Audience

Human Resource Managers

  • Senior Professionals and specialists who seek to broaden their knowledge and improve their skills in HR Functions as well as those who are responsible for evaluating HR and its effective in organizations.

PHR & SPHR ® Exam

PHR & SPHR ;exam’s content and percentages:

  • Business Management and Strategy (11% – PHR)(30%- SPHR)
  • Workforce Planning and Employment (24%- PHR)(17%- SPHR)
  • Human Resource Development (18%- PHR)(19%- SPHR)
  • Compensation and Benefits (19%- PHR)(13%- SPHR)
  • Employee and Labor Relations(20%- PHR)(14%- SPHR)
  • Risk Management(8%- PHR)(7%- SPHR)

PHR Eligibility Requirements:

  • year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher;
  • years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree;
  • years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree.

SPHR Eligibility Requirements:

  • years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher;
  • years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree;
  • years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree.

hpa was founded in 2004 as a joint stock company and is one of the leading companies specialized in the fields of training, consultancy, and recruitment .

Why hpa

  • their experience in the Egyptian labor market extended to more than 10 years.
  • their previous business with the largest local and international organizations   working in Egypt reflects the history of hpa and the applied quality standard.
  • All their Calibers, Consultants and trainers are professionals with practical
  • experiences at seniority or managerial levels to guarantee a high level of accuracy and effectiveness of professional experience acquired by their Participants.
  • All of their Training programs are designed and tailored to their clients with the utmost accuracy by their Research and Development pision, based on the real needs of their client and the labor market to keep their Participants updated with what’s current in the market.
  • their team believes that the real development of knowledge and skills depends on participation, practicing and benefits from the experiences and expertise not on memorization and lecturing.
  • they are distinguished by their Knowledge and database of the real labor
  • market’s needs that are derived by their team of hundreds of consultants,
  • professionals, experts, managers and also the decision-makers of companies and organizations in a various fields of economic and business activities in Egypt. This emphasizes the size of experiences they are always keen to provide to their clients.
  • Besides training they also provide Recruitment and Consulting services, which allow us to add a vision, and expertise to their clients.
  • hpa training programs’ certificates are accredited by more than 5 of the
  • largest international professional bodies specialized in training all over the world.
  • hpa applies international standards in quality measurements and test systems and is an Internationally Accredited Testing Center.
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