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Tripartite Agreement strengthens International HR Bonds

HR ties have been strengthened between Australia, New Zealand and Canada with a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding being signed between HR institutes in the three countries. For the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in Canada, the signing of the agreement means taking the first step toward a closer working relationship between the three organisations and strengthening the profession on a global scale.

The global connections provided by the three parties will bring benefits for each association in areas such as programmes, product and resource sharing across countries, exchanges and international study tours, as well as joint research and the mutual recognition of professional titles.

HRINZ Chief Executive, Chris Till, said the organisation was “honoured” to be partnering with the Australian and Canadian associations and that the partnership was representative of each association’s global outlook.

“We truly live in a global village, and as the professional body for human resources practitioners and people managers in New Zealand, it is important that HRINZ has strong, broad and valuable connection and networks worldwide,” he said. “We are certain that this will have many benefits for our members as well as for the human resources profession as a whole in New Zealand and globally.”

AHRI CEO Lyn Goodear said that the agreement would benefit all three parties.

“In view of the increasing impact of global influences on the economic and business context within which professional associations operate, it makes a great deal of sense for associations of like mind to work in unison to achieve common objectives.”

HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh agreed with the sentiments of his Australian and New Zealand counterparts.

“We live in an increasingly interconnected world economy,” he said. “While each country has its unique cultural and legal characteristics, the professionalisation of HR needs exchangeable, valued and credible designations based on a global body of knowledge.”

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