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23 October 2018 - 8:20pm

President of IPM Sri Lanka, Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, officially took over the hosting of World HR Congress 2020 to be held in Sri Lanka at the recently held World HR Congress in Chicago, USA. More information here:

23 August 2018 - 2:44pm

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-USA) and the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR-Canada) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois-USA. Effective July 1, 2018, this agreement allows SHRM and CPHR to establish a Certification Pathway from Jumy 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

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7 August 2018 - 8:59pm

We are delighted, after 42 years, to welcome the first female President of WFPMA, Leyla Nascimento. Leyla’s vision for strengthening the voice and influence of HR will help guide employers and workers through the quickly changing world of work.

HR is one of the professions that has long recognized and promoted talented women. Gender equity has become a key issue for business leaders, policymakers and the public who recognize that we can no longer ignore the contributions of half of the world’s population. HR can help lead the way on this and other emerging issues on the future of work.

Leyla Nascimento will be the WFPMA President from June 2018 to June 2020.

31 July 2018 - 12:44pm

Reflections on the Global HR Community #SHRM18
By Renee Robson
July 30, 2018

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The global HR community is evolving, particularly as technology enables us to communicate and learn from our colleagues across borders. This year, the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), of which Peter Wilson has been the Chairperson & President of for the past two years, met in Chicago, coinciding with the US Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) National Conference.

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29 June 2018 - 12:46pm

"I want to congratulate Leyla Nascimento, President of ABRH-Nacional, Brazil’s largest HR association, who will serve as WFPMA President for 2018-2020. Leyla is the first female president in WFPMA 42-year history. I also want to thank outgoing WFPMA President Peter Wilson, Chair of the Australian Human Resource Institute, for his 12 years of service to the WFPMA Board." - Johnny C. Taylor

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27 March 2018 - 1:58pm

WFPMA President Peter Wilson - Welcomes HR to the 2018 World Congress at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition.

The World Congress is a biennial gathering of the member associations of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). Founded in 1976 to aid the development and improve the effectiveness of professional people management all over the world, WFPMA is a global network of professionals in people management with members from more than 90 national human resource associations representing over 600,000 people management professionals. The World Congress enables HR professionals to build a global community of peers, to discuss new developments and to... Read more

4 October 2017 - 3:13pm

The WFPMA World Congress 2018 will be held in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, IL, USA on June 17-20, 2018. More information here

5 May 2015 - 8:00pm

Recently released in April 2015 after a collaborative effort across the breadth of human resource professionals, The Rise of HR Wisdom: from 73 Thought Leaders is an anthology of perspectives highlighting the key themes confronting business and talent professionals in supporting the growing trend of people as a primary driver of an organization’s success.

“The intent of this collection is to help HR professionals seize the new, emerging opportunities occurring in talent development and to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing landscape,” said Prof. Ulrich. “The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2014 survey ranked human capital issues as the... Read more

10 April 2015 - 8:27pm

The Council for Global Immigration presents its recently published second Employer Immigration Metrics Survey, providing new insights into the obstacles that employers face when managing global immigration operations. E-mail any questions to

20 January 2015 - 6:14pm

The TED talk by Rainer Strack presents latest insights on the global workforce crisis expected by 2030. The long-year co-author of our Creating People Advantage study and leading HR expert presents results of diverse studies and addresses topics like people strategy, workforce planning, recruiting, development, mobility and culture. The 12-minute video has now been viewed over 750,000 times since its release in December 2014 and is according to TED "a data-filled and quite charming talk". It's one of the very few TED talks on HR.

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14 January 2015 - 8:58pm

The WFPMA, working with Dr. Philipp Zimmerman, will support work on a survey of talent management entitled “The Real Impact of Talent Management”, focusing not on the larger internationally operating companies as these surveys have focused on in past research, but Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Family Owned Businesses (FOBs). This survey will be co-sponsored by CAPITALENT, a German consulting group.

Over 90% of the global economy is made up of SMEs and FOBs, and are vitally important to the health of our global economy. In order to better serve the HR needs of these smaller companies, understanding their unique needs and challenges is vital, as many of them do not... Read more

1 December 2014 - 3:04pm

Data Proves Link Between HR Performance and the Financial Performance of a Company, a New Study Reveals

Research by The Boston Consulting Group and the World Federation of People Management Associations Shows How Stronger HR Departments Can Improve Business Performance

BOSTON, December 1, 2014—High-performing human resources (HR) departments help to drive the financial performance of companies, according to a new report being released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). The results of an in-depth study are detailed in the report, titled How to Set Up Great HR Functions: Connect, Prioritize, Impact.... Read more

23 October 2014 - 7:27pm

Press Release:
Lynda Gratton (UK) receives the 2014 WFPMA Award `Georges Petitpas’

The World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) has granted the 2014 version of its very prestigious WFPMA Award ‘Georges Petitpas’ to Dr. Lynda Gratton, Ph.D., professor of Management Practice, Advanced Institute of Management Research, London Business School, for her excellent contribution as a global HR leader to help advance the people management profession.

The Georges Petitpas Award was established by the WFPMA to recognize people who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession and the practice of human resources management around the world.

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17 October 2014 - 12:07pm

The WFPMA Award "George Petitpas" (formerly Georges Petitpas Memorial Award) was established by the World Federation of People Management Associations in the mid 1980s to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contriubtuions to the advance of the HR profession at the international level and whose spirit and dedication have been inspirational to others. to the profession that Georges Petitpas personified. In particular it recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to international level and whose spirit and dedicaton have been inspirational to others.

The award is named after George Petitpas, who was nominated as president of the WFPMA... Read more

3 September 2014 - 10:06pm

The WFMPA is once again partnering with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for data gathering for the 2014 Creating People Advantage survey. The results of this biannual poll of HR professionals worldwide will be presented at the World HR Congress in Santiago, Chile in October. If interested in participating in the survey please click on or cut and paste the address on your browser. Deadline for all responses is May 15, 2014.

Please contact Carsten von der Linden from BCG at with any comments or questions on this matter.