HR leaders talk about HR professional designations

How important are designations for HR professionals looking to land a plum job?
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/08/2006

Barbara Means Thistle

Vice-president of employee experience
Playground
This Vancouver-based marketing and real estate company employs 507 people and is a subsidiary of resort company Intrawest.

The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is a good indication of strong technical knowledge of HR, but it shouldn’t be mandatory for all HR professionals, says Barbara Means Thistle, vice-president of employee experience at real estate company Playground.