Why Hire a CAHRI Consultant

Author: Eric Allgood CMgr CAHRI MAITD

When it comes to recruiting consultants, many organisations choose to engage someone they find online, who’s website they liked. This doesn’t always indicate the quality and depth of knowledge you may require.

Proven HR capability and experience

A Professional Certified Membership with the Australian HR Institute (CAHRI) confirms that your HR consultant has the appropriate qualifications and capabilities. As Australia’s only national HR professional association, AHRI represents around 20,000 human resource and people management professionals by setting standards and building the capability of the profession.

When you hire an AHRI Certified Professional Member, you are selecting a consultant whose skills and experience have been assessed against the AHRI professional recognition framework. The framework has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners and includes a broad range of specialist and business capabilities such as strategic thinking, business acumen, stakeholder management, workforce planning and change management.

The AHRI accreditation process with educational institutions across the country also provides certainty of candidates’ credibility, expertise and commitment to the HR profession, giving you confidence when making your recruitment selection.

AHRI post-nominals of professional members give you a clear picture of HR capability and experience you are gaining when you recruit an AHRI Professional Member.

Currency of HR knowledge

While achievement of AHRI Certified Professional Membership demonstrates professional excellence, AHRI requires Professional Members to continue their commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Each year AHRI offers a range of professional development activities throughout Australia including conferences, seminars, master classes, forums and webinars. In addition, AHRI offers ongoing opportunities for advanced education and qualifications. AHRI members also receive AHRI’s monthly magazine HRM magazine, and weekly e-news, ensuring they remain up to date with relevant industry knowledge across all industries and legal frameworks.

This story rings true if you are looking to hire an internal HR Professional, I always recommend AHRI professional members as they have access to a broad range of professional resources through the institute which can benefit your organisation.

Visit www.ahri.com.au to learn more about the organisation.