More needs to be done to raise HR’s profile as profession: Survey

Practitioners see HR as true profession but still see need to raise profile, professionalism
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2009

While most human resources practitioners think HR is a true profession, more work is still needed to raise its profile with other professionals, according to the latest Pulse Survey.

The survey of 2,235 Canadian HR Reporter readers and members of the Human Resources Professionals Association found 85 per cent believe HR is a true profession.

“I think we’ve come a long way,” said Cheryl Sproul, a Toronto-based HR executive with 30 years of experience.