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WHY SELF-REGULATION?

March 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kit Mazurak
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WHY SELF-REGULATION?


The straight answer - to elevate the credibility of the human resources profession.

For HR to be seen as a profession on par with other leading professional groups - engineers, accountants, lawyers, etc. the next step in our evolution is to become recognized as a true self-governing professional association.

Self-regulation is not just about SAHRP regulating members, it's about members regulating members. Obtaining recognition as a self-regulated profession means that the Saskatchewan Government has recognized that our members themselves are in the best position to regulate the standards required of the HR profession, including certification standards and standards of professional conduct. That's why we have engaged our membership in two important policy advisory groups addressing the topics of professional practice and developing draft regulations for self-regulation.

Becoming a 'profession' is much more than bringing together like-minded individuals for learning and networking events. It's important to distinguish that professional associations are not 'clubs'. While networking is often a benefit of membership, professional associations are about ensuring qualified professionals are providing trusted services to all their stakeholders. Professionals are needed to 'protect the public' and this is a broad concept - protecting them from what? Essentially, the incompetent practice (or work) related to the HR profession.

We believe it's time to prepare ourselves and our members for the responsibility and obligation that comes with the label - 'Professional' - and this means that change is necessary in order for us to become a true self-governing body for the HR profession.

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