Singapore's IHRP partners with UK peak body

Singapore's Institute for HR Professionals has joined forces with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) in Singapore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to help further its goal of building a world-class HR community in the island state.

As part of the partnership, certified professionals under both the UK and Singapore frameworks will attain mutual recognition from both bodies, subject to respective bridging considerations. This will enhance the mobility of HR professionals and is a step toward the creation of a borderless global HR community, the IHRP says.

The two partners will also collaborate on continuing professional development pathways and services in Singapore, and are planning joint research projects that will highlight changes in the HR profession.

"This collaboration is a milestone for IHRP and we are very honoured to have CIPD as a key strategic partner," Mayank Parekh, CEO of IHRP said. 

"HR departments have a very important role in preparing businesses and employees against the backdrop of global uncertainties and technology. We believe that the HR professional can positively impact the much-needed change in an organisation."

Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD, reitterated the important timiing of the deal.

"The world of work is changing at an unprecedented pace and with modern organisations of all sizes working across geographic boundaries, there is an increasing emphasis on having highly-skilled people management and development professionals in place," he said.

The MoU was signed on Thursday, November 16, in a ceremony witnessed by Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs Josephine Teo.

PICTURED: Mayank Parekh, CEO of IHRP (seated, left) and Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD (seated, right) sign the Memorandum of Understanding, with Singapore's Second Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo (standing, centre) bearing witness.


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