As a true profession, HR adds tremendous value to organizations
by aligning people strategies with business objectives.
Forward-thinking HR associations are taking steps to formally
“professionalize” human resources through a common body of
knowledge, education and regulation. The CEO of the Human
Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Bill Greenhalgh,
examines what “professionalization” means to the HR profession
and HRPA members, and the steps being taken to place HR on the
same professional tier as accountants and engineers.
22 ❚ FEBRUARY 2016 ❚ HR PROFESSIONAL