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HRIA News Blog

22
Nov 2016
CPHR Canada

CPHR Canada is today reaffirming its commitment to one national designation with true cross-country mobility and international recognition for Canadian HR professionals: The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). 

"Our members know the value in having a truly national designation," states Anthony Ariganello, CEO of CPHR Canada. "As more provinces become self-regulated through pending legislation, provincial designations will be legally restricted and not valid outside that province. Don't be fooled, the only designation that will be legally recognized across Canada by HR stakeholders and businesses is the CPHR."

CPHR Canada remains the sole recognized body and member representing Canada at both the World Federation of People Management Associations and the North American Human Resources Management Association. "The CPHR is also the only designation recognized internationally as the Canadian HR designation," continued Mr. Ariganello. "CPHR Canada has become more global than ever before. We are adopting paths to certification aligned with Australia, the UK and the USA. We have emulated global best practices, instead of province-specific preferences."

Regarding endorsement claims made by the only non-CPHR member province, Ontario, Mr. Ariganello clarified, "The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has received several objections from international stakeholders regarding the development of a global HR competency framework, including from the USA, Australia, and the World Federation of People Management Associations."

CPHR Canada is working on complete designation transferability with HR bodies around the world and has signed Memorandums of Understanding with like-minded bodies. These include the USA Society for Human Resource Management, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and the Canadian Employment Relocation Council.

CPHR Canada's chair, Shannon Railton, was recently elected as President of North American Human Resources Management Association, representing more than 300,000 human resource professionals across North America.

Ms. Railton commented, "Businesses and stakeholders across Canada and internationally can trust in knowing that professionals holding the CPHR designation have achieved Canada's highest national standard of designation. The CPHR is bestowed by nearly all provinces and territories in Canada and includes elevated education and experience requirements. Charter holders of the CPHR designation will be recognized as having the pedigree to succeed across Canada and around the world."

To learn more about the CPHR designation, and its Canada-wide and global benefits, visit www.cphr.ca

About CPHR Canada

Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada. CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the profession across Canada, through established and credible designations, collaborating on national issues related to the profession and proactively positioning the national human resources agenda at the international level. CPHR Canada is the national body that provides direction for all the provincial human resources member associations in administering the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. The organisation is comprised of member associations from nine provinces and two territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland Labrador, Northwest Territory and Yukon Territory. For more information, visit www.cphr.ca.  

SOURCE Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)

For further information: Media contact: Anthony Ariganello, CEO, CPHR Canada, aariganello@hrma.ca

 

HRIA News Blog

HRIA News Blog

  • 22
    Nov 2016
    CPHR Canada

    CPHR Canada is today reaffirming its commitment to one national designation with true cross-country mobility and international recognition for Canadian HR professionals: The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). 

    "Our members know the value in having a truly national designation," states Anthony Ariganello, CEO of CPHR Canada. "As more provinces become self-regulated through pending legislation, provincial designations will be legally restricted and not valid outside that province. Don't be fooled, the only designation that will be legally recognized across Canada by HR stakeholders and businesses is the CPHR."

    CPHR Canada remains the sole recognized body and member representing Canada at both the World Federation of People Management Associations and the North American Human Resources Management Association. "The CPHR is also the only designation recognized internationally as the Canadian HR designation," continued Mr. Ariganello. "CPHR Canada has become more global than ever before. We are adopting paths to certification aligned with Australia, the UK and the USA. We have emulated global best practices, instead of province-specific preferences."

    Regarding endorsement claims made by the only non-CPHR member province, Ontario, Mr. Ariganello clarified, "The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has received several objections from international stakeholders regarding the development of a global HR competency framework, including from the USA, Australia, and the World Federation of People Management Associations."

    CPHR Canada is working on complete designation transferability with HR bodies around the world and has signed Memorandums of Understanding with like-minded bodies. These include the USA Society for Human Resource Management, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and the Canadian Employment Relocation Council.

    CPHR Canada's chair, Shannon Railton, was recently elected as President of North American Human Resources Management Association, representing more than 300,000 human resource professionals across North America.

    Ms. Railton commented, "Businesses and stakeholders across Canada and internationally can trust in knowing that professionals holding the CPHR designation have achieved Canada's highest national standard of designation. The CPHR is bestowed by nearly all provinces and territories in Canada and includes elevated education and experience requirements. Charter holders of the CPHR designation will be recognized as having the pedigree to succeed across Canada and around the world."

    To learn more about the CPHR designation, and its Canada-wide and global benefits, visit www.cphr.ca

    About CPHR Canada

    Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada. CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the profession across Canada, through established and credible designations, collaborating on national issues related to the profession and proactively positioning the national human resources agenda at the international level. CPHR Canada is the national body that provides direction for all the provincial human resources member associations in administering the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. The organisation is comprised of member associations from nine provinces and two territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland Labrador, Northwest Territory and Yukon Territory. For more information, visit www.cphr.ca.  

    SOURCE Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)

    For further information: Media contact: Anthony Ariganello, CEO, CPHR Canada, aariganello@hrma.ca

     

  • 11
    Oct 2016
    To our HRIA members,

     
    I am writing to update you about changes to the CHRP designation and the HR industry across Canada. As of now, CCHRA (the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations) is changing its name to CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources) Canada.

     
    Effective immediately, the CHRP designation is being changed to CPHR - Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

     
    This change aligns us all across the Country, to be stronger together. Your designation will be clearly associated to your Provincial Association and represented nationally and internationally by CPHR Canada.

     
    We feel this is our most effective route to increasing our visibility, positioning our profession as strategic business advisors and opening more career options for designates.
    CPHR Canada would have proceeded with this alignment under the CHRP banner, but the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) of Ontario opted to create a three-tiered designation for their province and they defined CHRP, which was shared across the country, as their entry-level designation. This meant that the rest of Canada was required to either accept the three-tiered model, or make this change.

     
    The eight provincial associations in CPHR Canada opted to maintain one designation - CPHR - as our standard of quality for a number of reasons: most professional designations are, or are moving toward, a single designation; one designation is consistent with other international partners; and one designation helps us establish and share a strong and cohesive brand, without confusion. We believe that Chartered Professional in Human Resources makes a strong statement and it will be the foundation of a designation in which our members can take pride.

     
    One Designation, One Association

     
    As a single, aligned organization, CPHR Canada can make better use of our limited resources, delivering more to our members, and for our members, by: reducing duplication of efforts across our associations, sharing professional development opportunities, and communicating consistently, among other things.

     
    As of today, we have established consistent minimum requirements for certification and a national Code of Conduct; we are moving together toward self-regulation in each Province, and we are accrediting Post-Secondary Education Institution programs across the country that align with our educational requirements.

     
    CPHR Canada is 27,000 members strong, and has established itself as the voice of HR in Canada. We are Canada's representative on the North American Human Resources Management Association (NAHRMA) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). We recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the U.S., the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
     
    How we will proceed

     
    In the coming months, CPHR Canada will unveil the new brand, in unison with the other provincial associations, and current Certified Members will receive their new designation certificate and lapel pin.  This will mark the mid-point of our strategy toward elevating the HR profession and the CPHR designation in Canada.  
     
    The most visible change at this point is the name of the designation, which is being followed by a greater communication outreach.

     
    As we move through this transition, we recognize that each Provincial Association will want to keep the attributes that make them unique and we respect that. We anticipate a smooth transition and we have a common purpose and a culture of open communication to support the change.

     
    These are interesting and exciting times for our profession. We are asking for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these changes. Please know that we have the best interests of our members at the forefront of all our decision-making.

     
    We commit to keeping you informed of changes in a clear and timely manner.

     
    If you have questions please click here to review our FAQ section or email registrar@hria.ca.

     
    Thank-you for your ongoing support.

    Sincerely,



    Janice MacPherson, CPHR

    HRIA Interim CEO

  • 30
    Aug 2016

    As an employer, you will be faced with difficult choices during an economic downturn. In order to stay competitive, planning ahead and offering creative responses to external challenges becomes increasingly important.

    Having trained, skilled employees is vital for the successful growth of a company. But is it risky to train workers in tougher economic times? How will employers afford training for their employees?

    The answer to these questions may be surprising. With help from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG), workers have the opportunity to skill up!

    The CAJG is an employer-driven program where employers decide on who gets training, what type of training may be needed for potential and existing employees, and who delivers the training. Employers gain skilled workers they need to increase productivity, skills and retention.

    Is now the time to train employees?

    Absolutely! When business is booming, it’s often difficult to make time for training. In a downturn, this is an opportunity to take stock of what training is needed in your organization and which employees you want to grow and develop. Training staff goes a long way to strengthening your workforce – it leads to more productive, engaged and motivated employees, which is turn helps employers hold on to its talent and reduce turnover. Consider using this time to plan for where you want your workforce to be in the next five years. Have you thought about succession planning?  Now may be your opportunity to train and promote from within.

    Who will pay for this?

    Employers are expected to cover one-third of the training costs while government contributes two-thirds of to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.

    Who has been using this grant?

    A range of employers, big and small, in all industries across Alberta have used this grant – more than $16 million was committed for training last year alone!

    What kind of training is eligible?

    The grant has been used for different types and levels of training. Get creative! Think about your wish list for the perfect employee. Some examples of typical training include:

    ·         Leadership

    ·         Project management

    ·         Safety (OHS, construction safety, first aid, etc.)

    ·         Communications/interpersonal skills

    ·         Public speaking

    Where can you find out more?

    AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant