CCHRA reviews HR body of knowledge

National survey looks at where HR is going
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/13/2009

Pandemic preparedness and how to handle layoffs will likely emerge as key HR issues in an upcoming professional practice analysis, according to Cheryl Lamerson, professional standards manager at the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

CCHRA regularly reviews the human resources body of knowledge — the collection of knowledge, concepts, skills and abilities required to be a successful HR professional — to ensure the exams for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation remain current.

“We will be asking people about the whole body of knowledge and body of work of HR — what is the knowledge, what are the skills, what are the abilities, what are the competencies, really, of HR and what distinguishes a high-functioning HR performer from a not-so-high-functioning HR performer,” said Lamerson.