Knowledge, skills of well-educated HR professionals should not be under-valued (Letter to the editor)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

In the April 9, 2001 edition of

Canadian HR Reporter

, a letter was written to the editor in which the author questioned the need for certification of human resource practitioners. In the letter, the author states “HR, like parenthood is not an exact science.” I counter that HR is more like a science than an art. The HR discipline is grounded in a body of knowledge, much of which has been established by research.