Men Challenged to Stop Shying Away From HR Courses

The lack of soft skills among men is hampering the growth of Male Human Resource officers.

The profession continues to be the less lucrative despite having evolved to modern trends where men don’t necessarily need to have the soft skills.

According to Sharon Kisire the chair of the Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB) men should embrace the new trends to keep the profession alive for the male gender.

“The HR position is changing previously it was more of the caring but now there are many areas of practice that are coming in you can be a HR Business partner, you can be a trainer, you can do analytics things that we didn’t have before,” said Sharon Kisire.

She was speaking during the release of the 2021’s Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) Examinations results by Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board.

The results this year revealed that the number of men undertaking the course dipped further from 23 percent last year to 19.5 percent of the candidates this year.

In this 11th cohort Out of the total 1,330 candidates who sat the exams only 259 (19.5) percent were male and 1,071 (80.5 percent) were female.

Sharon also disclosed that IHRM shall collaborate with the HRMPEB to improve certification of HR Professionals across the country.

However, the HR professionals are still grappling with latest work trends that have taken over the job market.

The PwC survey about the future of work released in may found that nearly two-thirds of respondents whose jobs are possible remotely said they prefer a mix of in-person and remote working – a figure that hasn’t changed since last year.

In what is expected to turn out as a night mare for the HR profession, PwC says that that one of the biggest post-pandemic trends for the future of work is set to continue, with one-in-five workers saying they’re likely to switch to a new employer in the next 12 months.

The survey also found that 35 per cent of employees plan to ask for a raise in the next year.

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