Human resources specialists play an increasingly strategic and central role at companies and with the pending labour shortage in several fields, the demand for these professionals will remain strong.
Over the past few years, the number of human resources specialists has increased substantially. Not that long ago, the duties of human resource managers were essentially limited to recruiting and integrating staff. Today, the scope of their activities has been broadened to include increasingly specific tasks such as job classification and staffing systems, workplace health, safety and wellness, employee compensation, workforce management, working conditions, training, work/life balance, organizational development, change management, work organization and so forth.
To pursue a career in human resources, it is mandatory to hold a college diploma or university degree in a personnel management related field such as business administration and industrial relations. Professionals who are members of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec hold the reserved title of CHRP or CIRC. They are bound by a code of ethics and must meet specific selection criteria in order to be granted permission to hold this exclusive title.
Human resources professionals are, so to speak, the cornerstone of a company’s success and now help improve its profitability.