U.S., Canadian HR associations collaborating

SHRM, CCHRA agreement covers designations, professional development and research
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/27/2016

The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) has agreed to work in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the United States.

The two organizations announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on key priorities that affect HR practitioners and the profession across North America and around the world.

“We’re thrilled to be officially collaborating with SHRM,” said Anthony Ariganello, chief executive officer of CCHRA. “We have been working together very well informally and saw the tremendous potential to expand the possibilities for advancement, so we have put a formal agreement in place that allows us to explore more of the potential for the relationship.”

SHRM said the partnership will allow it to be more responsive to the members of both organizations.

“It aligns well with our mission to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the practice of human resource management,” said Henry G. Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM.

The agreement identified initial areas where the organizations see value in collaboration. They are:

•joint research

•professional development programs

•shared access to some member benefits

•information and content sharing

•further alignment and mutual recognition of CCHRA and SHRM credentials and certifications.

CCHRA is a collaborative effort of HR associations from across Canada. The member associations are: The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) in British Columbia; the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA); the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP); the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM); the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB); the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia (HRANS); the Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador (HRPNL) and the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA).

SHRM, based in Alexandria, Va., has more than 270,000 members around the world.

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