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Knowledge (HR Professional Areas)

The Institute has defined the scope and depth of the core knowledge areas– the Body of Knowledge (BoK) - that an HR practitioner should acquire. The Body of Knowledge embraces a board spectrum of the knowledge required to carry out HR management and HR development functions which, in themselves, can be a specialised area. There are six professional areas of knowledge, namely:


Business Knowledge for HR Employee Engagement Employment Law Learning and Development Reward Management Sourcing and Staffing


The Body of Knowledge provides a framework to HR professionals to focus their learning and development opportunities on the new perspectives and knowledge.

When compiling the HR Body of Knowledge, the Institute has made reference to:

  • HR competency and the HR role and responsibilities
  • HR books, journals, articles and other materials
  • Materials of other HR institutes outside Hong Kong
  • Content and effectiveness of relevant HKIHRM training programmes currently in place

Please click the below to download the framework of HR Body of Knowledge.


Framework of HR Body of Knowledge


HKIHRM offers a range of certificate programmes – Certificate in Foundation Skills in Human Resource Management, Sourcing & Staffing, Reward Management, Train-the-Trainer, Learning Management, and Employment Law & Employee Engagement. For programme details, please click here.


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