A total of 12 organisations have successfully obtained the FHRD Quality Mark, an initiative launched by the Foundation for Human Resources Development last year.
The FHRD Quality Mark is a national recognition awarded to organisations based in Malta for the professionalism, competency and contribution of their HR function irrelevant of their size and sector. It is awarded to organisations which provide evidence of high-quality HR practices and serves as a process to guide entities on how to improve their HR practices. The Quality Mark also serves to elevate the status of the HR function within the organisation.
The organisations who obtained the FHRD Quality Mark range from various sectors in the private and public sector including Communication, Financial, ICT, Igaming, Manufacturing Retail, Social Work and Wholesale. They are Credorax Bank Ltd, Ecopure Ltd, Farsons Beverage Import Company plc, Go plc, Hero Gaming Ltd, ICT Solutions, Malta Business Registry, Melita Ltd, Quintano Foods Ltd, Shireburn, Simonds Farsons Cisk and The Inspire Foundation.
The Quality Mark is awarded following a rigorous evaluation carried out by competent evaluators who assess applicant organisations on their HR practices in seven content areas. These are: HR Policies; Recruitment and Selection; Compensation and Benefits; Employment and Industrial Relations; Performance Management; HR Information Systems; People Training and Development.
“We definitely set the bar high, but it was something we did consciously because we want the achievement of the standard to be a nationally recognised symbol of prestige and quality assurance in the field of Human Resources,” FHRD President Matthew Naudi said.
FHRD is currently processing applications from the second public HRQM call with the aim of having another group of successful companies obtaining the certification by the end of March 2021. For those interested in the HRQM kindly visit http://fhrd.org/hr-qualitymark or email email@example.com.