SHRP process rigorous but worthwhile

Recipients say senior designation very rewarding, personally and professionally
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2009

Since launching in June, about 750 people have been invited to apply for the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designation in Ontario after successfully passing the initial screening phase. But of those, only 70 have gone on to submit the more detailed application and 50 have received the recognition.

“The main issue we’re finding is people made more of part two than they needed to,” says Claude Balthazard, director of HR excellence and acting registrar of the Human Resources Professionals Association in Toronto. So the Ontario association has been working to inform people the process is not that daunting, and they don’t need to write volumes.

“We need to intensify our messaging around that,” he says.