Do HR Certifications Have Any Value?

“Raise your hand if you have your CHRP,” Rocky Ozaki directs his audience of HR professionals at a DisruptHR meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“And keep it up if you actually believe it offers business value. Keep it up even longer if you think it’s preparing you for the future workplace and the role HR and people and culture will play.”

You don’t even have to watch the video to know that no hands were up by then.

Ozaki, VP of People & Culture at Rise, was referring specifically to Canada’s HR certification (since rebranded as CPHR — Chartered Professional in Human Resources), but he could have been speaking of HR certifications anywhere.

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“If the future of work is upon us, what are we doing to better prepare our people and culture, and HR teams?” he asks. “It starts with the way we learn.”

Here what he suggests in his 5 minute presentation.

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