Tenure impacts support for experience requisite (Analysis)

Those not yet working in HR less likely to be in favour of added requirement
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/03/2009

Many of the comments made on previous Pulse Surveys went something like this: “It just doesn’t make sense that someone just out of school can write the exams and get the designation without any experience in HR.”

So we decided to make that issue the topic of its own survey. With 3,165 respondents from across the country, it’s obviously a topic many HR professionals wanted to comment on.

More than three-quarters (77.7 per cent) of respondents were of the opinion HR associations should introduce an experience requirement for the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. Eight out of 10 (79.5 per cent) thought the introduction of an experience requirement would enhance the value of the designation. This is the clearest result we have seen so far in any survey.