Should personal interactions be part of CHRP? (Analysis)

‘It depends’ captures overall opinion of respondents
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2010

Most HR professionals would never hire someone without an interview — or two or three — but that is exactly what we do with the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. In some professions, it is impossible to become a member without an oral examination or interview of some kind. These are often conducted by panels and focus on matters of ethics and professional practice.

It could also be noted a core tenet of the self-regulation approach to professional regulation is the decisions about members, or potential members, of the profession are best made by members of the profession. The idea behind this Pulse Survey was simply to see where HR professionals stood with respect to the idea.

For each of the questions, except for the last, the “definitely” option was the most popular. Respondents thought: it would be good if members of the HR profession were more involved in registration and certification processes (36.9 per cent); there would be sufficient interest in participation on the part of members of the profession (39.4 per cent); candidates would derive additional benefit from this kind of face-to-face interaction with members of the profession (41.9 per cent); participation in the registration and certification processes would benefit participating members (40.6 per cent); and such participation would lead to better registration and certification decisions (31.9 per cent).