The Human Resource Management Professionals Act No.52 of 2012 was assented into law by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki on 31st December 2012, but the date of its commencement was 4th January 2013.
IHRM) is a Statutory Professional Body established under the Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMP) Act, No. 52 of 2012. The Body is domiciled and operates within the Republic of Kenya.
The Council governs the Body while Executive Director heads it and is the Council Secretary. The Executive Director is responsible for influencing HR policies and the strategic direction of the Council.
The Institute, whose initial name was Institute of Personnel Management, Kenya, IPM (K), was registered on 30th July 1987 as a company limited by guarantee; and its instruments of incorporation were the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
The Institute of Personnel Management IPM (K) changed its name to the Institute of Human Resource Management IHRM(K) in July 2007.
Our core values
As stipulated in the Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMP) Act, the core objective of the body is to regulate the HR profession in Kenya, enhance competencies and capabilities while supporting innovative and transformative HR practices and standards.
At IHRM, we are transformed, connected and impactful as we engage with our stakeholders. We believe this to be very key in cementing stakeholder trust.