Experience Assessment: Overview

Certification under the IHRP standards provides an industry endorsed mark of quality. It reflects your commitment to enriching your HR development journey and achieving mastery of HR competencies increasingly valued by employers. Over here, we will be sharing how to prepare for Stage 1 of the assessment.

Stage 1: Online Experience Assessment

You will need to share examples of how you have demonstrated your HR professional skills, knowledge and experience as referenced against IHRP Body of Competencies (BoC)

Information requiredApprox. time to fill (minutes)
Competency demonstration
(as referenced against the IHRP's Body of Competencies)
60 +
Declaration of adherence to IHRP Code of Professional Conduct3

As this is an evidence-based assessment of your HR experience across IHRP’s Body of Competencies (BOC), you will need to reflect on your work and describe your experiences across the following areas:  

(i) Functional competencies       

(ii) Uphold professional conduct              

(iii) Display business and financial acumen          

(iv) Demonstrate change leadership      

(v) Adopt future orientation      

(vi) Labour policies and legislation            

(vii) Analytics and insights          

(viii) Technology and operational excellence      

(ix) Relationships and communication

To help us assess your application, share a few succinct examples reflecting:

  • What’s the context (i.e. situation, stakeholders)?
  • What action did you take?
  • What’s the outcome achieved?


  1. Enter “N/A” in the online submission if you do not have relevant examples for any of the upcoming sections.  We will conduct a holistic assessment of your application to consider your case.
  2. Use the same example/scenario if it can cover multiple competency areas
  3. Provide a succinct example as a bulleted list or short paragraph
  4. Maintain confidentiality of the scenarios by masking names and organisation
  5. Select examples that demonstrate your ability to meet the performance expectations of the level applied

I created a self-service electronic platform for employees to access and get answers to their routine HR-related queries

To drive up the take-up rate, I designed and implemented a Change Programme.  I persuaded the respective department heads of the business benefits (improved productivity, higher staff engagement and improved response time of staff HR-related queries

I worked with the Department Heads to conduct 5 lunch-time roadshows for their department staff

The take-up rate has since doubled

Competencies addressed:

  • Functional: Engage
  • Foundational: Relationship & Communications; Technology and Operational Excellence, Demonstrate Change Leadership

More examples here

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