A fellow Twitter user, @hroncall, is stirring up a debate today. The basic question postulated is this:
Does a SHRM certification make HR less prestigious?
He believes that in order to get a SPHR certification, candidates must complete a process like that of a pilot or an eagle scout, requiring not only a test, but also a demonstration of accumulated knowledge, skills, and abilities.
With more than 10 people (at the time of this post) firing back at the original poster, it\’s clearly a hot debate. What do you think? I may have been less inclined to respond six months ago, but now that I have my PHR certification, I think this topic deserves to be discussed! The certification process is pretty difficult, but that isn’t good enough for some people that think just anyone can get a certification.