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Workforce Staffing and Placement

In the recruitment and selection of HR professionals, what is the value of HR certification (PHR, SPHR, and GPHR) to employers and to HR professionals? Should certification as a BFOQ be included in the job descriptions of HR generalists and HR directors? If so, what level of certification should be required for each position? If you do not believe certification is necessary, be sure to fully justify your position.

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In the recruitment and selection of HR professionals, what is the value of HR certification (PHR, SPHR, and GPHR) to employers and to HR professionals?

In the recruitment and selection process of HR professionals, HR certifications are an important because they contribute to the knowledge base and overall performance of organizations. The certifications ensure HR professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make significant contributions in the strategic management process. HR professionals that hold certifications in PHR, SPHR and GPHR make significant contributions in aligning human resources appropriately to achieve the organization's vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives (HR Institute, 2010). They are equipped with knowledge on how to design effective HR policies that aligns the organization's human capital management plan with strategic and change management initiatives (HR Institute, 2010). Furthermore, the certified HR professionals are deemed to possess knowledge about legislative and regulatory processes that impact organizations. They are also equipped with skills that foster creativity and innovation. An organization involved in a merger and acquisition will be better served if they have a certified SPHR HR manager or director. Certified SPHR professionals are equipped with transition skills for corporate restructuring (HR Institute, 2010).

Certified HR professionals are equipped with knowledge to help organizations develop, implement and determine the appropriate ...

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This solution discusses the process of recruitment and selection of HR professionals.

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