Dr. Parbudyal Singh is used to being a trailblazer.
As a professor of human resources management at
York University, a published author and a renowned academic,
Singh is also the very first recipient of the Human
Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)’s highest honour.
When he received the Distinguished Human Resources
Professional (DHRP) award in April, Singh reflected on how it
could be construed as a bridge between academia and the professional
“I think we can learn a lot from each other, so the award has
a special meaning coming from HRPA,” he told HR Professional.
Indeed, Singh’s contributions to the field of human resources
exemplify the very definition of the DHRP award, which is presented
to academics who have made an exceptional contribution
“WHEN I STARTED, THE FOCUS
WAS ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE
AND ENFORCEMENT SIDE OF
HR, BUT NOW IT’S BECOME
INCREASINGLY MORE STRATEGIC.”
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