1. Ethics and professionalism
HRPA Edge interns are all registrants of HRPA, bound by its Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics.
2. HRPA Edge interns are all designated Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs)
CHRPs are young professionals at the start of their Human Resources careers. They have completed extensive HR training on top of their college or university educations and have passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, a 3.5 hour comprehensive test of their HR knowledge as well as Employment Law Exam, a 3 hour test of knowledge of workplace law, plus the Job Ready program, an introduction to professionalism.
3. Boost your short-term HR capability without adding headcount.
Hire an HRPA Edge HR Intern to assist with HR challenges including:
Compensation plans and salary reviews,
HR policy manual development,
Employment Standards Act (ESA) compliance audit and plans,
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance audit and plans,
Workplace safety audits and plans, and more.
4. Reduce the financial risks of hiring a new HR professional.
The cost of hiring, on-boarding, training and terminating a full-time worker who doesn’t work out is about $15,000. The cost of hiring an HRPA Edge Intern for a six-month trial period? $14,400.
5. Try an employee before making a permanent offer and save on recruiting costs.
The best potential employees want a chance to prove themselves, but taking a chance on recent HR grads can be expensive. HRPA Edge HR Internships take the risk out of hiring permanent HR staff by providing a tryout/training period with CHRPs . Watch how interns perform in real-world work situations, then make an offer based on abilities, accomplishments, and “fit” with your company. And, if you do wish to hire them, there are no additional recruiting costs.
6. It's painless. HRPA and Career Edge Organization handle all the intern administration.
HRPA Edge makes it easy to hire an HR intern. Participation in the HRPA Edge paid internship program includes: consultation with you on your needs, advertising your internship opportunity, pre-screening and qualifying HRPA Edge internship applicants, and a Mentoring checklist so you and your intern get the most out of the experience. HRPA Edge also manages payroll taxes and administration throughout the duration of the internship without impacting your headcount.
7. Tap into the HR resources of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
As HRPA members HRPA Edge interns have access to HRPA's Resource Centre information services (including custom research, salary surveys, best practices, policies, document templates, and personalized assistance), and member pricing on a variety of HR-related products and services.
8. Have a positive impact on future HR professionals.
Want to positively impact the career development of a new HR professional? An HRPA Edge HR Internship is your opportunity. Internships allow you to help transform knowledgeable and talented CHRPs into high performance HR professionals. By providing mentoring and challenging real-world HR work, you help produce a more competent professional and help raise the bar for the profession.
Find out what Scotiabank, Loblaw Companies Limited, Ruetgers Canada, Matrix Logistics and other top Canadian organizations already know about HRPA Edge HR Interns.