HR divided on need for licensing: Survey

Professionals predict licensing in 15 years
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2009

HR professionals are nearly evenly split on whether or not the profession should be licensed, according to a poll.

The Pulse Survey by Canadian HR Reporter and the Toronto-based Human Resources Professionals Association found 48 per cent of 1,054 respondents are in favour of some form of licensing while 43.7 per cent are against it.

Many respondents in favour of licensing believe it would guarantee a certain level of competence among professionals, which in turn would protect employers and the public.