In the last few years, we have built an excellent foundation for the future of the Association based on highly engaged volunteers and staff; best in class member retention; new designations built on a comprehensive competency model; upgraded governance processes; and passage of the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, which establishes HRPA as the regulator of the HR profession in Ontario.
HRPA is also seen as a credible contributor to government policy in areas of interest to our members.
Building on all these developments, our strategy is now evolving to focus on the profession as a whole, dealing with a rapidly changing world driven by globalization, demographics, technology and the evolving expectations of the role HR professionals should fill.
The single biggest challenge our profession faces is the perception that “anyone can do HR”. Recent trends suggest that some companies are increasingly seeking executives from outside the profession, with limited HR experience, to fill the role of their Chief Human Resource Officer. We need to ensure that HR is increasingly seen as a true top level profession; that organizations better understand he essential role that only designated HR professionals can bring; and the unique value that they add.
A leader in advancing the Human Resources profession globally as the key driver of business value and organizational success.
A regulatory association that sets the standards of learning, competence and conduct for members to enhance the standing of the human resources profession and protect the public.
Our strategies for the next few years revolve around four core strategies
Reinforcing HRPA as protector of the public and regulator of the HR profession by enhancing our role as a trusted partner of policymakers in areas that are of interest to our members; ensuring that we lead in thinking and practice in the regulatory arena; and promoting membership in HRPA to everyone in the HR profession in Ontario thereby ensuring all HR practitioners are subject to our Rules of Professional Conduct;
Upgrading our governance processes, how we deliver member value and our programs to support volunteers to advance our role as leader in association effectiveness and efficiency;
Promoting the principle that HR is a primary profession with a core global body of knowledge where membership in HRPA authenticates an individual as an accredited Human Resources professional; and
Building on our designations and competency framework to validate the capability that our members bring to organizations and the quantifiable value that they add.