HRPA introduces three new Human Resources designations

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) updating HR certifications to address changing workplaces and growing demands placed on HR professionals

TORONTO, Oct 29, 2014 /CNW/ – The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is today introducing a new competency based HR certification framework that tests an updated body of knowledge, and the ability to apply that knowledge, at three levels of human resources practice: entry-level, professional-level and executive-level. The new framework creates three new HR designations:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)—HRPA’s original HR designation, the CHRP was created as an Entry level designation, but its positioning had broadened over the years. Under the new framework, it once again becomes the entry-level designation, intended for HR professionals in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a small HR function.
  • Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) —HR professionals at the CHRL level are specialists/generalists with responsibilities such as managing projects and programs; implementing plans passed down by senior management; and delegating tasks to entry-level staff.
  • Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)—HR professionals at CHRE level have a high level of experience and responsibility such as leading the HR function in large organizations, developing and executing significant HR projects, working with Boards or HR Committees, dealing with executive compensation, and having responsibility for HR strategies in support of long term organizational goals.

Effective today, existing CHRPs, SHRPs and CHRP Candidates are grandfathered into the CHRL, CHRE, and CHRP designations respectively.

“We are updating our competency framework and HR designations for two major reasons,” says Bill Greenhalgh, HRPA CEO. “First, our core designation, the CHRP, was created as an entry to the profession in 1996. The world of work has advanced dramatically in the last 20 years and is driving businesses to demand higher expectations of HR professionals. We needed to update our certification framework to incorporate both knowledge and competence around things like strategy, demographics, workplace accommodation, business acumen, diversity, employment law and analytics.

“Second, with the passage of the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, the government has trusted us to self-regulate in the public interest, as a Tier 1 profession, and we needed an updated framework to do this effectively.

“We believe that this is a giant progressive step forward for HRPA members, we are sure it will have major positive career impacts in the future and it will create a designation framework that is highly valued not just by members but by organizations as well.”

For more information about HRPA’s new competency framework and designations, please visit www.hrdesignations.ca

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the professional regulatory body and the professional association for Human Resources professionals in Ontario. It oversees more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across the province. It connects members with an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities and annually hosts Canada’s largest HR conference. In Ontario, HRPA issues designations that certify knowledge and competence at three levels of HR practice: entry (CHRP), professional (CHRL) and executive (CHRE).

www.hrpa.ca

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Frances Coady Named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Day & Zimmermann

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – Oct 27, 2014) – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today that current Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s Munitions and Government business unit, Frances Coady, has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for D&Z.

“Bringing a tremendous amount of human resources expertise to the table, I am very pleased to add Fran to our leadership team,” said Hal Yoh, Chairman & CEO of D&Z. “Fran’s unique mix of talent management skills will provide a wealth of resources and new perspectives to our company. I am excited to see the great things she will do in this new role.”

Prior to joining D&Z, Coady served as the Human Resource Leader at industrial manufacturer, Met-Pro Corporation. She also served as a human resource expert and leader at Merck & Co., Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corporation for more than two decades. Since joining D&Z in early 2014, Coady has led the HR team for the Munitions and Government business unit, working directly with the President of the unit and the leadership team to achieve strategic goals and increased operational efficiency.

“I’m extremely excited and honored to take on this new opportunity,” said Coady. “This is an exciting time at D&Z and I’m eager to help take the organization to the next level of HR strategy and support. Over the past 10 months my lens has been focused on the Munitions and Government business, but I’m excited to expand my efforts in order to position each business unit and employee to better serve our customers.”

In her new role, Coady will be responsible for talent management, total rewards & compensation, diversity, succession planning, change management, labor strategy and organizational betterment across the company.

ABOUT DAY & ZIMMERMANN
Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 21,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.2 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop “Betterment Reports” that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment — maintaining the nation’s power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.® http://www.dayzim.com

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