The Malta Foundation for Human Resources Development (FHRD) has launched a new professional membership scheme for human resource professionals. The scheme will allow HR professionals to be recognised by FHRD for their individual level of competence in HR. This is part of FHRD’s mission to set national standards in the development of human resources in Malta.

The FHRD Professional Membership Scheme has three levels: Associate, Fellow, and a membership developed exclusively for students seeking a career in human resources. Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to submit applications for any level, provided that they meet the specified eligibility conditions. Individuals have the opportunity to commence by attaining the Associate Level and subsequently progress to the Fellow Level as they acquire further experience in the HR field.

For this reason, FHRD has developed a framework of HR Competencies based on nine Functional Competencies and nine Enabling Competencies. Functional Competencies relate to those skills required to perform tasks that are within the scope of HR Professionals while Enabling Competencies are more strategic Competencies that are not specific to the HR profession but which are deemed essential.

These Competencies are divided into three core areas:

  1. Individual Skills – Personal skills are recognised as soft skills which are not easy to teach. They are also known as interpersonal or even ‘people’ skills.
  2. Team Skills – Teamwork skills consist of interrelated abilities that let you work effectively in an organised group. Teamwork skills are vital to employers, as teams are a basic organisational unit within many companies. Teamwork happens when people cooperate and use their individual skills to achieve common goals.
  3. Organisational Skills – Organisational skills are your abilities to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, set goals, and develop systems for achieving those goals. Employees with good organisational skills can juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, stay focused on deadlines, and handle complex projects efficiently.

Each of the above core areas has three Functional and three Enabling Competencies as listed below:

Individual Skills

Team Skills

Organisational Skills

Functional Competencies
1. Organisational Effectiveness 4. Compensation and Reward 7. Employee Relations
2. People Analytics 5. Talent Management 8. Inclusion and Diversity
3. Talent Acquisition 6. Engagement and Wellbeing 9. Learning and Development
Enabling Competencies
10. Critical Thinking 13. Emotional Intelligence 16. Ethical Behaviour
11. Tech Savvy 14. Decision-Making 17. Negotiation and Influence
12. Research Skills 15. Business acumen 18. Strategic Leadership

Associate Member

What's in it for you!

Yearly Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Quarterly Benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership
  • Forming part of a thriving local network
  • Professional Credibility
  • Digital Badges
  • Forum for HR professionals
  • An HR Job Listing Noticeboard

Fellow Member

What's in it for you!

Yearly Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Monthly benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership (monthly)
  • Forming part of a thriving local network
  • Professional Credibility
  • Digital Badges
  • Forum for HR professionals at this level to discuss topics and issues amongst themselves
  • An HR Job Listing Noticeboard
  • Legal summary on recent tribunal disputes

Student

What's in it for you!

Yearly Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Digital Badges
  • An HR Job Listing Noticeboard
  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership content (twice a year)
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Associate Membership Level

This level is specifically tailored for HR professionals at the junior to mid-level who fulfill operational or administrative responsibilities. An associate member is envisioned to occupy roles such as HR Administrator, HR Generalist, HR Specialist, HR Business Partner, HR Assistant Manager, or an HR Manager with an operational focus (who reports to the Chief HR Officer or to a Senior Manager in an HR Function).

Assessment for Fellow Level Membership has the following steps:

The Associate Membership acknowledges one’s work experience and professional knowledge in the field of Human Resources.

The application process is facilitated through the use of a customised Learning Management System (LMS). Applicants for the Associate level must respond to profiling questions and submit their curriculum vitae (CV) via the Foundation’s learning management system (LMS). In addition, applicants will be required to complete a series of questions that demonstrate their understanding of the Foundation’s HR Competencies. Everything will be administered via the LMS, and all responses will be stored online.

Interviews with the random sample may also be conducted through the system’s conferencing interface.

What’s in it for the Associate Member?

Yearly Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Quarterly Benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership
  • Forming part of a thriving local network
  • Professional Credibility
  • Digital Badges are issued to successful candidates through the LMS. These badges can be shared on social media channels and included in work digital signatures.
  • Forum for HR professionals at this level to discuss topics and issues amongst themselves
  • An HR Job Listing

Renewal

Candidates are asked to pay an exam fee. Following a successful outcome, FHRD will send the Membership Invoice covering 12 months. Renewal is possible subject in the candidate attends a number of HR-related events. The total number of required hours is 16, of which 10 must be in FHRD-organised events. The remainder can be obtained in any HR-related event as long as a certificate of attendance is provided to the FHRD.

Fees

Exam Fee: € 85.00 + VAT
First-year membership is discounted at 50%: € 100.00 (Not Vatable)
Annual Membership from 2nd year onwards: € 200.00 (Not Vatable)
Re-sit Fee: €30.00 + VAT

Fellow Membership Level

This level is intended for a senior-level HR professional who engages primarily in a strategic role, possesses numerous years of HR experience working on strategic projects, consultancy, and forms part of an organisation’s senior management team. Fellow Membership acknowledges one’s vast work experience and substantial professional knowledge in the field of HR.

Assessment for Fellow Level Membership has the following steps:

This process is facilitated through the use of a customised Learning Management System (LMS). Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter through the Learning Management System (LMS) for evaluation. Additionally, the report should be sent directly to the FHRD professional membership email, where it will be assessed by a third party. If the outcome of the report is successful, an interview will be scheduled.

What’s in it for the Fellow Member?

Yearly Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Monthly benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership (monthly)
  • Forming part of a thriving local network
  • Professional Credibility
  • Digital Badges are issued to successful candidates. These badges can be automatically linked to the LinkedIn profile. They include details about the assignments submitted and the entire process. The digital badges can be shared on all Social Media Channels and included in the candidate’s digital signature.
  • Forum for HR professionals at this level to discuss topics and issues amongst themselves
  • An HR Job Listing
  • Legal summary on recent tribunal disputes

Renewal

Candidates are asked to pay an exam fee. Following a successful outcome, FHRD will send the Membership Invoice covering 12 months. Renewal is possible subject that the candidate attends a number of HR-related events. The total number of required hours is 16, of which 10 must be in FHRD-organised events. The remainder can be obtained in any HR-related event as long as a certificate of attendance is provided to the FHRD.

Fees

Exam Fee: € 500.00 + VAT
First-year membership is discounted at 50%: € 175.00 (Not Vatable)
Annual Membership from 2nd year onwards: € 350.00 (Not Vatable)
Re-sit Fee: € 150.00 + VAT

Student Membership Level

The Student Membership is aimed at aspiring human resources professionals. It acknowledges a person’s dedication to academic advancement in the field of human resources and positions them on the path to professional recognition.

Assessment for the Student Membership Level has the following steps:

The application process is facilitated through the use of a customised Learning Management System (LMS). Students at this level are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) via the Foundation’s Learning Management System (LMS).

Eligibility

  • Full-Time Undergraduate students specialising in HR-related courses. These courses must be recognised by the Malta Qualification Framework (MQF). A copy of MQF certificate is to be forwarded to FHRD.

What’s in it for the Student Member?

Other Benefits:

  • A dashboard including direct links to local websites used regularly by HR Professionals, Libraries of Blogs, Podcasts and Articles, and much more.
  • Digital Badges are issued to successful students through the LMS. These badges can be shared on social media channels.
  • An HR Job Listing
  • Access to exclusive Thought Leadership content (twice a year)
  • Discounted rates for FHRD Events

Renewal

Students are asked to pay an admission fee. Following a successful outcome, FHRD will send the Membership Invoice covering 12 months.

Fees

Admission Fee: €20.00 + VAT
Annual Membership: €50.00 (Not Vatable)

Professional Individual Membership Form

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