COMMUNITY INVESTMENT MAY BE
THE BEST ROI FOR RECRUITMENT,
ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION
HR IS TAKING ON AN INCREASINGLY STRATEGIC ROLE WITHIN
ORGANIZATIONS – AND DESIGNATIONS ARE A KEY FACTOR FOR
By Liz Bernier
It’s already apparent that having an HR designation leads to
bigger paycheques and faster promotions. There’s more
than a $10K jump in median pay for HRPA-certified versus
non HRPA-certified HR professionals, according to
2017 Payscale research.
But at the most senior, strategic levels, an HR designation
can make a critical impact on business results. The highesttiered
designation, the Certified Human Resources Executive
(CHRE), is designed to equip HR executives with the rarified,
tactical skills to deliver on C-suite business objectives.
Here’s what the top HR executives at four Canadian organizations
have to say.
CHERYL FULLERTON, CHRE
EVP People and Communications,
Managing the dual portfolio of
People and Communications at
a bustling media company means
Cheryl Fullerton has to stay at the
top of her game.
“I’ve been (at Corus) just under
two years, and it’s been an extremely exciting couple of years. We
underwent a large acquisition shortly after I joined the company,”
By Heather Hudson
18 ❚ APRIL 2018 ❚ HR PROFESSIONAL