Certification Full Name: Global Professional in Human Resources
Certification Provider: HRCI
Exam Code: GPHR
Exam Name: Global Professional in Human Resources
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GPHR certification is offered by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) for senior HR professionals such as HR heads, vice presidents, or directors of companies who perform multinational HR operations. A GPHR professional is responsible for handling global mobility in an organization, in addition to designing overall organizational plans, maintaining organization's global growth and reputation, and achieving worldwide business goals.
The professionalis also responsible for developing and implementing HR policies and initiatives in all the offices of the organization internationally. In addition, a GPHR professional in an organization not only creates a balance between the employer's needs and employees' rights but also ensures that the programs, processes, and tools being implemented by the organization align with organization's objectives, competitive practices, and legal requirements.
The HR professionals who work in companies that operate in two or more countries but themselves do not have global HR experience are not eligible for the exam. The exam can only be taken by the HR professionals who have global HR experience.
Before taking GPHR certification exam, you need to have:
- At least 2 years of professional global experience in an exempt-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher. OR
- At least 3 years of experience in an exempt-level HR position out of which 2 years of experience is global HR experience with a Bachelor's degree, OR
- At least 4 years of experience in an exempt-level HR position out of which 2 years is global HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree.
The Exam consists of 165 multiple choice questions that need to be answered within 3 hours. Each question has four choices with only one correct answer. The 25 questions in the exam are pre-test questions and are not graded in the exam.
The pre-test questions are mingled in the exam questions in such a way that they cannot be recognized by the candidate. The intention behind pre-test questions is to improve the exam in future.
The maximum marks for the exam are 700 and you need to pass the exam with 500 marks or better. The exam is conducted in two testing periods per year: May 1 through June 30 and December 1 through January 30.
If you are not able to clear GPHR examthen you can retake theexam in the next testing period.
GPHR certification is valid for three years after which you need to either retake the exam or earn 60 recertification credit hours, out of which 15 credit hours should be in International HR.
GPHR exam tests your skills in the following domains:
- Strategic HR Management
- Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
- Global Compensation and Benefits
- Talent and Organizational Development
- Workforce Relations and Risk Management
The percentages of questions from each of these topics are: 25% from Strategic HR Management, 21% from Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility, 17% from Global Compensation and Benefits, 22% from Talent and Organizational Development, and 15% from Workforce Relations and Risk Management topic.
GPHR certification allows you to:
- Develop and implement global staffing, global talent acquisition, global compensation and benefits, global talent development, and global risk management strategies for an organization.
- Manage overseas HR operations and international assignments efficiently.
- Show your commitment towards your profession with enhanced credibility and marketability
- Get yourself recognized globally for being a highly motivated and a strong professional.
- Become more knowledgeable, get hired fast, and stand distinct among peers.
As soon as I obtained my GPHR certification, I was hired in an international company that had offices in many countries in Europeand America. I am now developing and implementing global HR strategies for the company in more than six countries, which is much higher responsibility that I was handling previously.
Terri Osborne, Human Resource Manager, Acumed
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