The Value of PHR and SPHR Certifications
Sugarcoating or Career Sweetener?
Most HR professionals know that getting a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is worth the time and effort. But, do you realize just how much it can sweeten a Human Resources career? See
the following information from PayScale about quicker promotions, higher pay, greater job availability and more for those who have a PHR or SPHR versus those who do not.
Methodology Using its database of over 40 million salary profiles and 250 compensable factors, PayScale analyzed various aspects of Human Resources (HR) positions, comparing results for professionals with and without a Professional
in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Limiting its research to data from March 2012 to March 2013, PayScale determined how HR positions for those holding a PHR or SPHR
designation differ from those without either certification, in terms of pay levels nationally, across 10 industries and the 10 largest metropolitan areas. Additionally, PayScale completed further analysis that compares
company sizes, gender and career progression.