On May 20th, we celebrate International HR Day, a special day to recognize the dedicated HR professionals who positively impact organizations and its people. Here at HRPA, we are proud to particularly shine a light on our 20,000+ members. Committed to the highest standards of HR practice, they strive for HR excellence each and every day and champion better workplaces and working lives year-round.

Registered HR professionals are the backbone of every successful organization. By collaborating closely with C-Suite, HR serves as a key strategic partner in ensuring that a company’s most valuable asset, its people, can thrive in the workplace. Positioned uniquely to influence company culture, enhance employee engagement and attract top talent, HR professionals are instrumental in propelling organizations towards success.

Here is just a glimpse of the profound impact HR has in the workplace:

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Engaged employees make it a point to show up to work and do more work — highly engaged business units see an 81% difference in absenteeism and a 14% difference in productivity.

HR professionals are essential to the engagement process, ensuring every team member can reach their full potential in the workplace.

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There is a 22% reduction in productivity when employees do not have the right skills to do their jobs.

HR teams play a vital role in identifying skill gaps and enhancing employee skill development.

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Companies in the top quartile of gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to experience above-average profitability than peer companies in the fourth quartile.

HR professionals are critical when it comes to helping organizations achieve gender equality and workplace equity.

On behalf of the entire HRPA team, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all HR professionals in Ontario and across the globe for their unwavering commitment and dedication to HR.

In celebration of International HR Day, we encourage all HR professionals to take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate themselves. Share your moments of achievement and joy on social media platforms like LinkedInInstagramTwitter & Facebook.

This special day also serves as a reminder to prioritize self-care and continuously enhance your HR skills for ongoing success. Explore the hrpa.ca for the latest resources and opportunities in professional development and more.

Reminder: Renew your membership before May 31 to keep access to all your professional development benefits. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.