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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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HR PRACTITIONER

Member level -  MHRINZ

Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Competence - proven level of competence in each of HRINZ's HR Competencies at either 'Competent' or  for Specialist at the 'Advanced' Level in their area of speciality, at the 'Competent' level for six of the eight remaining sub-competencies under HR Delivery and at minimum 'Competent' level for the remaining Competency groups - Strategic Contribution, Business Knowledge, Business Technology, Personal Credibility
  • Education and Learning - how applicants gained their technical knowledge e.g relevant tertiary or postgraduate HRM qualifications; continuous learning  - hands-on job experience over time
  • Contribution, what trying to achieve, evidenced based. Backed up by referee endorcement
  • Results of interventions and how these were measured, what external factors influended the deliverables, to be backed up by referee validation.
  • Influence and credibility across the organisation and externally

Membership may be as an HR generalist or specialist according to the following criteria:

Generalist

Applicants are expected to have attained:

  • 'Competent' level in a minimum of seven of the nine HR Delivery sub-competencies and the remaining four competencies: Strategic Contribution, Business Knowledge, Business Technology, Personal Credibility ; or
  • 'Advanced' level in their area of speciality plus Competent' level for six of the remaining sub-competencies under HR Delivery and at minimum 'Competent' level in Strategic Contribution, Business Knowledge, Business Technology, Personal Credibility
  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification or have considerable on the job experience, knowledge and expertise as a senior HR practitioner

Applicants must provide examples of their work, how their interventions  impacted the organisation(s) and how their outputs/deliverables were measured

Applicants should hold a tertiary qualification in HRM, either as a HRM related major or postgraduate Diploma in HRM from a recognised tertiary provider 

Referees will be required to validate the contents of the applicant's statements, competence and capabilities.

Specialist

Applicants are expected to have attained:

  • 'Advanced' level in one of the following specialist areas of the HR Delivery competency:
    • Resourcing

    • Learning and Development, Performance Management

    1. Human Resource Management Information Systems (HRMIS)

    2. Remuneration and Reward

    3. Change Management and Organisation Development

    4. Health, Safety and Wellbeing

    5. Legal Compliance and Employment Relations

  • 'Competent' level in four remaining competencies (other than HR Delivery)
  • A relevant tertiary qualification that covers their specialist area of expertise.

 

Associate Fellow level - AFHRINZ

To be eligible for Associate Fellow status, HR practitioners must be professional members (MHRINZ status) and satisfy the Board of their high standard of personal integrity and professional competence and are recognised as having been actively involved as an influential leader in the HR community.

Fellow level - FHRINZ

To be eligible for Fellowship status, HR practitioners must be professional members and are Associate Fellows and satisfy the Board of their high standard of personal integrity and professional competence, and have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Management. 

 

ACADEMIC

Member level -  MHRINZ

Applications are assessed on the following criteria to indicate their level of academic achievement in teaching and research in an area relevant to Human Resource Management:

  • Must hold at least a Postgraduate qualification in Human Resource Management or a related field
  • Must have taught Human Resource Management related courses in a tertiary environment for at least 5 years, with effectiveness evidenced by teaching quality assessments of an appropriate kind (typically a mix of peer and student reviews), and/or have spent some years in Human Resource Management at a very senior level.

Associate Fellow level - AFHRINZ

To be eligible for Associate Fellow status, applicants must meet the below criteria, be or have been actively involved in the academic environment and achieved a significant reputation in a field relating to Human Resource Management as a teacher and/or researcher.
Nominees eligible for this level of membership will:

  • hold a PhD
  • have taught Human Resource Management courses at an effective level in a tertiary environment for at least 7 years, with effectiveness evidenced by teaching quality assessments of an appropriate kind (typically a mix of peer and student reviews)
  • and have contributed to the field of Human Resource Management knowledge through a significant body of relevant and refereed publication and/or through a widely-adopted Human Resource Management textbook

or will

  • hold a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or a related field
  • have taught Human Resource Management related courses at an effective level in a tertiary environment for a minimum of 7 years, with effectiveness evidenced by quality assessments of an appropriate kind (typically a mix of peer and student reviews)
  • and can produce evidence to show that their role as a teacher and/or manager in Human Resource Management education is
    (a) appropriately grounded in theory and research, and
    (b) has made a significant impact on the professional development of HR specialists.

Fellow level - FHRINZ

To be eligible for Fellow status professional members must meet the below criteria and satisfy the HRINZ Board of a high standard of personal integrity, professional competence and/or academic standing within the tertiary environment; and have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Management.

Nominations for the conferring of Fellowship will normally come from the Academic Grading Panel to whom nominations may be submitted from those already at the level of Fellow.
Fellowship at the academic level will be on the recommendation of the Academic Branch to the Board.

Nominees eligible to this level of membership will:

(a) Have a distinguished international record in Human Resource Management research evidenced by:

  • a substantial level of high-quality and relevant publication in academic journals and/or in books
  • and a high level of international peer esteem (through a high level of citation, major participation in editorial boards, or other forms of international academic recognition)

OR

(b) Have a distinguished record in Human Resource Management education evidenced by:

  • a major impact on programme or curriculum design in Human Resource Management in their own institution or across institutions
  • and a widely attested reputation for enhancing the links between Human Resource Management education and professional practice in Human Resource Management through the relevance and quality of their educational contributions.
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