As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, I will commit to abide by the Profession’s Code of Ethics. I will demonstrate a high standard of practice as a human resources professional and encourage and foster ethical behaviour in my profession and my workplace.
As a certified Human Resource Professional, I shall:
- Continue my professional growth in Human Resource Management, in support and promotion of the goals, objectives and by-laws of the Association;
- Support, promote and apply the principles of human rights and dignity in my workplace and community;
- Adhere to any statutory acts, regulations or by-laws which relate to the field of human resource management;
- Treat information obtained in the course of business as confidential; avoid, or disclose, any potential conflict of interest which might influence personal actions or judgements;
- Refrain from using a position of trust to receive special benefits or gain for myself, employees, employers, associates and the CPHRNB;
- Acknowledge the original developers of material and concepts that I may use in my professional practice and observe all laws and restrictions of copyright;
Strive to balance organizational and employee needs and interests in the practice of my profession; and
- Support other HR professionals in their adherence to this Code of Ethics.
National Code of Ethics
As HR practitioners in the following categories —
- Chartered Professional in Human Resourcess,
- CPHR Candidates, or
- CPHR Exam Registrants,
we commit to abide by all requirements of the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), as listed in this document. (Where provincial codes are legislated, those will prevail.)
Maintain competence in carrying out professional responsibilities and provide services in an honest and diligent manner.
Ensure that activities engaged in are within the limits of one’s knowledge, experience and skill.
When providing services outside one’s level of competence, or the profession, the necessary assistance must be sought so as not to compromise professional responsibility.
Adhere to any statutory acts, regulation or by-laws which relate to the field of Human Resources Management, as well as all civil and criminal laws, regulations and statutes that apply in one’s jurisdiction.
Not knowingly or otherwise engage in or condone any activity or attempt to circumvent the clear intention of the law.
Dignity in the Workplace
Support, promote and apply the principles of human rights, equity, dignity and respect in the workplace, within the profession and in society as a whole.
Strive to balance organizational and employee needs and interests in the practice of the profession.
Hold in strict confidence all confidential information acquired in the course of the performance of one’s duties, and not divulge confidential information unless required by law and/or where serious harm is imminent.
Conflict of Interest
Either avoid or disclose a potential conflict of interest that might influence or might be perceived to influence personal actions or judgments.
Professional Growth and Support of Other Professionals
Maintain personal and professional growth in Human Resources Management by engaging in activities that enhance the credibility and value of the profession.
The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations works collaboratively with its Member Associations to develop and enforce high standards of ethical practice among all its members.