As the nature of the workplace continues to evolve, the human resources function plays a critical role. Employers must attract and retain the right talent, nurture them in their development and establish an ever growing complexity of supports requested from today’s workforce.
The legislative protections in which we operate continue to change – from hours of work and pay provisions in the Employment Standards Act to awareness of psychological workplace hazards through WorkSafeBC regulations, and the wide array of considerations under Human Rights Legislation as well as the Privacy Act and the Labour Relations Code
The balance that must be struck between a striving economy with successful organizations and the people and their families who power those organizations often hinges on effective human resources practices.
Achieving self-regulatory status for human resources in BC demonstrates to the general public that they can have confidence in our professional calibre. It proves that, while carrying out our complex roles, we are committed to high standards. This will mark a distinct change for our profession and the association.
Seeking to self-regulate the profession is a complex initiative and these webpages will be continually updated with resources to help you see progress and fully understand the benefits and opportunities. Over the next 12–16 months, you can expect a great deal of communication about what this decision will mean for the profession of HR, the public, the members of the association, and HRMA.