2018 PHRi Credential from HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to Embrace Greater Emphasis on Human Resource Information Systems and Program Development

PHRi Certification Exam Content Outline Changes, Effective February 1, 2018, Reflect the Need for More Analytical International HR Competencies.

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) today announced revisions to the exam content outline for the Professional in Human Resources – International™ (PHRi™) certification. The changes reflect the need for enhanced technology and program development competencies required of an HR manager responsible for a single international, non-U.S. setting.

Highlights of the framework for future PHRi exams, effective for all tests administered beginning February 1, 2018, can be reviewed in the 2018 PHRi Exam Content Outline, published by HRCI.

“The updated 2018 PHRi exam content outline better aligns with the pervasive adoption of HR Information Management Systems and HR applications by today’s organizations,” said Amy Schabacker Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE, and CEO of HRCI, the premier organization that provides HR credentials for professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the field.” With improved technology replacing many of the more administrative functions, today’s HR professional must be prepared to take on more analytical and operational roles.”

The revisions involved rigorous review and practice analysis study from HR professionals worldwide. The result is a blueprint for future PHRi exam development, the 2018 PHRi Exam Content Outline. The primary functional areas included in the 2018 outline are: Talent Acquisition, HR Administration and Shared Services, Talent Management and Development, Compensation, Benefits and Work Experience, Employee Relations and Risk Management, and HR Information Management, now its own functional area for the PHRi.

As always, HRCI followed testing industry standards for the PHRi practice analysis to maintain National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for the certification program. All seven HRCI credentials are NCCA accredited.

“We conducted an intensive practice analysis to ensure PHRi certification holders are tested on the most current workforce trends and competencies,” said Dania Eter, MBA, Chief Credentialing and Products Officer at HRCI. ” Care was taken to develop an exam content outline that balances the complexities…

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