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Why hire an AHRI member

As an employer, you will know that recruiting unqualified staff can be costly to your business. When it comes to recruiting HR roles, many organisations choose to engage a professional recruiter to help find the right candidate. As this isn't feasible for every HR appointment, other ways of validating your recruitment selection should be considered. 


Proven HR capability and experience

A Professional Membership with the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) confirms that your HR candidate has the appropriate qualifications and capabilities. As Australia's only national HR professional association, AHRI represents around 20,000 human resource and people management professionals by setting standards and building the capability of the profession. 

When you hire an AHRI Professional Member, you are selecting a candidate whose skills and experience have been assessed against the AHRI professional recognition framework. The framework has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners and includes a broad range of specialist and business capabilities such as strategic thinking, business acumen, stakeholder management, workforce planning and change management. 

The AHRI accreditation process with educational institutions across the country also provides certainty of candidates' credibility, expertise and commitment to the HR profession, giving you confidence when making your recruitment selection.

AHRI post-nominals of professional members give you a clear picture of HR capability and experience you are gaining when you recruit an AHRI Professional Member. AHRI awards different levels of professional membership for HR practitioners and academics, as well as organisations and HR students.

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Currency of HR knowledge

While achievement of AHRI Professional Membership demonstrates professional excellence, AHRI requires Professional Members to continue their commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). 

Each year AHRI offers a range of professional development activities throughout Australia including conferences, seminars, master classes, forums and webinars. In addition, AHRI offers ongoing opportunities for advanced education and qualifications. AHRI members also receive AHRI's monthly magazine HRM magazine, and weekly enews.

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Professional support for your organisation

AHRI Professional Members have full access to a wide range of online resources, services, templates and policies. They also have access to ongoing professional support through the AHRI Mentoring Program and the online HR resource AHRI:ASSIST, which supports the HR function of your business.

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AHRI ProCover Insurance

Free professional indemnity insurance is included with AHRI Professional Membership. AHRI ProCover protects your HR employees in the event that they are exposed to litigation with no cover from the business or are personally named in a legal action relating to their activities as a HR practitioner – offering peace of mind for both employer and employee.

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Have a question about hiring AHRI Professional Members?

Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to the Career Support Team or email enquiries@ahri.com.au