HRM Standards

T his ground-breaking project has really put SABPP and the HR profession in South Africa on the global map. A first in the world, the National HRM System Model and Standard was launched in August 2013 after an intensive period of collaborative co-creation within the HR profession, led by Marius Meyer, CEO of the SABPP, and supported by Dr Michael Robbins, a leading UK expert in business standards.

The HR Management System Model forms the basis of the standard

Standard Elements

Quality Assurance Model

  1. Strategic HR Management
  2. Talent Management
  3. HR Risk Management


  1. Workforce Planning
  2. Learning and Development
  3. Performance Management
  4. Reward and Recognition
  5. Employee Wellness
  6. Employment Relations
  7. Organisation Development
  8. HR Service Delivery
  9. HR Technology


  1. HR Measurement


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Article on Professional Bodies

“I trust that the SABPP’s recognition and the registration of your designations will be to the benefit of the human resources sector as a whole, to the SABPP itself, and to the NQF and will contribute to the development of skills and professional service delivery in our country.”

- Jody Cedras Director: Registration and Recognition, SAQA