Regulation of HR would boost profession (Analysis)

Increased credibility and status come with regulation
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2010

Overall, a majority of the 1,336 HR professionals who responded to the latest Pulse Survey thought it should be a goal of the HR profession to be a regulated profession in all provinces. Two-thirds (66.4 per cent) approved of the idea, with 17.1 per cent against it and 16.5 per cent unsure.

Those respondents with the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation were significantly more likely to think the HR profession should be regulated in all provinces (74 per cent) than those who don’t hold a professional designation (58.8 per cent), those with some other HR designation (55.3 per cent) and those with a non-HR professional designation (50.5 per cent).

This could be explained by the fact those with a CHRP believed they have the most to gain from regulation.