I've always thought about taking the PHR test, but in honesty I've done very well without one. As a matter of fact I'm an HR Manager of a large local government agency and I'm a board member of a HR Association so...
I think they're important, one day I will probably take it - but I've been in HR and payroll for 20 years and have done quite well. Though it may sound contradictory, I would encourage people just entering HR to get their certification as some companies do look for it.
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