CCHRA signs memorandum of understanding with SHRM

Looking at mutual recognition, shared access, content sharing
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/16/2016

Promising it will benefit members and the HR profession overall, the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the United States.

The partnership came about after several discussions over the years, according to Anthony Ariganello, CEO of CCHRA in Vancouver. The two groups had talked about how it would be great if Canada and the U.S. actually led  initiatives that other associations belonging to the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) could really benefit from, he said.

“For example, we don’t really have any international HR standards, every professional body does their own… and professionals are not always regulated the same way internationally, either — Canada is probably the exception. So… it’d be great if Canada and the U.S. really partnered on a number of areas — whether it’s research, whether it’s looking at doing some international standards — together that we can then offer up to other countries.”