Association wants to be the voice of senior HR execs

HRPAO has undergone many changes in the past year and predicts its membership will double in five years
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2005

Canada’s largest professional HR association is facing one of its biggest challenges of the new millennium: appealing to its core membership of up-and-coming HR professionals while also attracting senior executives to its ranks.

The Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario currently has a membership of 14,000 and Gerlinde Herrmann, president of the board, predicts that will double in the next five years.

“With the (CHRP) accreditation, HR has become more attractive to young graduates as a career direction,” said Herrmann.