How much business knowledge should be expected from fledgling HR professionals? (Analysis)Most think CHRP certification should involve business knowledge but others think HR should stay true to itselfBy Claude Balthazard12/01/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2008 The issue of how much business knowledge an HR practitioner should have is a question the profession has been dealing with for a long time. And, while just about everyone would agree some business knowledge or acumen is a good thing — and essential at the management level — what should we expect at the point of entry into the profession?HR’s self-professed knowledge gap: BusinessIn the most recent Pulse Survey, a clear opinion surfaced for most questions. For instance, 78.8 per cent of respondents feel the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) certification process should include some kind of business knowledge requirement and 56.2 per cent see it as the biggest knowledge gap for HR professionals. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.