Monday, January 30, 2006



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Institute for Workplace Studies Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
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New York, NY 10016 Director, IWS News Bureau

World Federation of Personnel Management Associations

The World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) was founded in 1976 to aid the development and improve the effectiveness of professional people management all over the world. The founding members were the:

• European Association for Personnel Management (EAPM)
• Interamerican Foundation of Personnel Administration (FIDAP)
• American Society for Personnel Administration (now SHRM – the US Society for Human Resource Management)

Subsequently the:

• Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) joined as a full member in June 1980;
• North American Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) was formed in April 1997, composed of SHRM, the Canadian Council of HR Associations (CCHRA) and the two Mexican associations AMERI (later AMEDIRH) and COMARI;
• Institute of People Management (IPM), South Africa, joined as a 'Corresponding' member in June 1979 and switched to the new category of ‘Affiliate’ member in November 2000, pending the formation of a contienental African Federation of which it was a founding member;
• African Federation of Human Resources Management Associations (AFHRMA) was established and admitted as a full member in March 2004.

Don't miss

Survey of Global HR Challenges: Yesterday, today and tomorrow [2005]
Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA)
[full-text, 32 pages]

To mark the 10th anniversary of its bi-annual World Congress last year, the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) commissioned a survey, undertaken on its behalf by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), on the current HR challenges faced by HR professionals three years ago, what those issues are today and what they believe they will be three years from now.

Where on Earth Companies Choose to Do Business—And Why
The factors that drive companies’ global site selection and sourcing decisions and what it means forHR management.
A Paper Prepared for the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations
Mexico City, May 29th, 2002
By:Richard W. Judy, Discovery Institute,Seattle, Washington USA

HR Competencies and Professional Standards
June 2000
Professor Chris Brewster
Elaine Farndale
Dr Jos van Ommeren
The authors of this Report are at the Centre for European Human Resource Management, Cranfield
School of Management, Cranfield University, UK (Tel: +44 (0)1234 751122, Fax: +44 (0)1234
752081). The views expressed in the report are those of the authors only.
[full-text, 88 pages]
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