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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,400+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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Professional Membership

HRINZ has two categories of membership:

  1. General Members are HR practitioners who are involved or interested in Human Resource Management and development.
  2. Professional Members are HR practitioners who sought and gained HRINZ's formal recognition of their skills, knowledge, expertise and experience in Human Resource Management and development.

The first level of Professional Membership is recognised with the suffix MHRINZ. Applicants for professional membership may apply as a Generalist, Specialist or Academic.

The second level of Professional Membership occurs when the member is subsequently recognised by HRINZ and as an Associate Fellow - AFHRINZ.

A Fellow of the Institute (FHRINZ) recognises outstanding contribution to Human Resource Management and to HRINZ.

Professional Members

Accreditation is an important membership step. It demonstrates that Academics and HR practitioners have satisfied HRINZ that they have the necessary qualifications, knowledge, skills, competence, expertise and experience as well as possessing an ongoing commitment to HR professionalism and excellence in a tertiary or workplace environment.

Accreditation also provides a visual reminder to others that the HR practitioner has advanced skills, knowledge, expertise and credibility in Human Resource Management. Professional Members use the post nominal MHRINZ after their name to denote HRINZ's recognition and are presented with a Membership Certificate and pin.

Professional Members have the right to participate in HRINZ activities including governance roles and membership of the Board.

Have a look at our presentation (.pdf) on HRINZ Professional Membership Accreditation.

Do you have CIPD Chartered MCIPD/FCIPD?

Effective from 2015,  fully financial and current Chartered MCIPD/FCIPD members who are residing/working in New Zealand, and are HRINZ members, will be granted, on application, Professional Member status with HRINZ and have the right to use the post-nominal MHRINZ.

Apply here - you will need a copy of your CIPD financial membership and a copy of your Chartered Member Certificate (MCIPD/FCIPD).

Associate Fellows

To be eligible for Associate Fellow status applicants must be Professional Members and meet the Associate Fellow criteria listed on the HRINZ website.

  • HR practitioners eligible for Associate Fellow status must be recognised and nominated by their Branch peers as having been actively involved as an influential leader in the HR community or academic environment
  • Academic members eligible for Associate Fellow status must be recognised and nominated by their Branch peers as having been actively involved as an influential leader in the academic environment or HR community

Fellows

To be eligible for Fellowship status (HR practitioners or Academics) professional members must be nominated by their respective Branch and meet the Board's criteria for personal integrity, professional competence and/or academic standing within the tertiary environment; and made an outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Management.

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