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Resources for the HR Professional: HR Certification

Use this guide to find books, web resources, journals, and articles of interest to Human Resources professionals.

HR certification study guides

Study guides & other resources to help you prepare for the certification exam!

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Articles on HR certification

-SHRM to Create New HR Certification Based on Competencies. HR Magazine. June 2014. Vol. 59, Issue 6, p. 117

 

-Articles from a special issue of Human Resource Management Review:

 

 

1.

Introduction to special issue on Human Resource Management certification
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Page 245
Rebecca A. Thacker

 

 

2.

What is the value of human resource certification? A multi-level framework for research Original Research Article
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 246-257
Mark L. Lengnick-Hall, Herman Aguinis

Research Highlights

► Despite growing int! erest in HR certification we know very little about its value. ► We offer a blueprint for directing theory-based research. ► The certification of HR professionals is moving forward at a rapid pace. ► HR certification has the potential to affect outcome variables at multiple levels. ► HR certification is most likely to benefit individuals without university degrees.

 

 

3.

Identifying the value of HR certification: Clarification and more complex models required
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 258-265
Debra J. Cohen

Highlights

► A response to is offered. ► History of PHR/SPHR certification. ► Licensu! re compared to certification. ► Advancing the HR profession.

 

 

4.

Certification response: A response to Lengnick-Hall and Aguinis
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 266-268
Angelo S. DeNisi

Highlights

► There has been little empirical research on the effectiveness of HR Certification exams. ► It is c! ritical to establish the predictive validity of these exams. ► There may be problems with the criterion measure proposed by Lengnick-Hall and Aquinis. ► HR Certification exams may serve a role as mastery tests as well as achievement tests.

 

 

5.

What we know and what we would like to know about human resource management certification
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 269-270
Gary Latham

Highlights

► A test is either a predictor of or a criterion for assessing a person's perform! ance. ► The PHR and SPHR assess knowledge a HR professional must possess to perform effectively. ► There is a significant relationship between scores on the PHR and SPHR and a HR professional's effectiveness.

 

 

6.

Exploring the link between organizational values and human resource certification
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 271-278
Adela S. Garza, Frederick P. Morgeson

 

 

7.

A practitioner's perspective on the value of PHR and SPHR certification
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 279-280
Robert A. Paxton

 

 

8.

Assessing the value of human resource certification: A call for evidence-based human resource management
Human Resource Management Review, Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 281-284
Herman Aguinis, Mark L. Lengnick-Hall