Do you have your RHB designation? (Guest commentary)

Being a real human being can take thought, effort and largesse
By Sharon Bar-David
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/15/2010

If you were to tally all the energy, dollars and time you spent obtaining all those educational degrees and designations that brought you to where you are today, what would it all amount to? Can you even accurately measure it?

Upgrading your skills isn’t cheap but it’s a crucial part of maintaining career resilience. Sometimes, however, in the rush to become exceedingly informed and marketable, we mistake the forest for the trees.

A number of years ago, at the annual Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) conference, I came across someone who sported a button that read “RHB.” Turns out he got this at another conference, where participants were encouraged to invest time and energy into adding the RHB initials beside their names, in the same way one would add any other degree or designation they had earned.