HRD Canada forum is the place for positive industry interaction and welcomes your professional and informed opinion.

Notify me of new replies via email
HRM CA | 29 Jan 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
HRM Online asked leading professionals what they’d change about our beloved industry. Surely there’s nothing…right?
  • Ruben Benmergui BA, MIR, LLM, CHRP, CHRL | 29 Jan 2015, 11:00 AM Agree 0
    After 42 years in the profession, I feel that many in HR are not imbued with a sense of professionalism. Our travails in introducing a designation have had no impact in attenuating or preventing the extremely easy inflection of a variety of people from truck drivers to university professors, to "HR Website" writers, "personnel agency" sales people and many others, into the professional HR sphere. There is still contempt for the designation and we are still not "at the table".
    This is compounded by little or no scholarly research on HR functions and their elements. Our HR education has turned into "Edutainment" and is riddled with commercial pitches and self-designated HR experts.

    This situation would not be tolerated in health care services or legal professions for example. We are saddled with "I'm an HR expert and you can't prove I'm not"
    (Disclosure: I was a member of the HRPA Board for 12 years, including the CHRP founding Board)
Post a reply