News of MIHRM


New Sabah Times, Monday January 27, 2014 by James Leong (

SANDAKAN: The growing change and challenges in managing people makes Human Resource (HR) an attractive prospect for the self-driven and accomplishing individual.

“HR Directors and Senior HR Professionals are increasingly becoming strategic business partners for Board of Directors and top management,” Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) President, Aresandiran J. said yesterday.

He explained that Human Resource Management (HRM) is today a growing profession with more organizations having recognized its (HRM) importance because people management approaches are constantly changing and new opportunities are arising.

According to Aresandiran, as the leading and independent body for HRM in Malaysia, MIHRM has trained more than 20,000 competent HR professionals and practitioners in both the private and public sector since its establishment in 1975.

“Being the country’s first professional body promoting the practice of HRM, the wide array of professional training courses, public programmes, consultation and support for organizations and individuals has put MIHRM at the forefront for the industry as the sole authority on HRM in the country,” Aresandiran added.

“MIHRM which is the only professional body authorized to certify HR practitioners in Malaysia, is also affiliated with the World Federation of People Management Association and Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and other reputable regional Human Resource Management Associations,”

Our vision is to be the only professional HRM institute in Malaysia recognized by HR practitioners, organizations and the government, he continued.

Aresandiran further pointed out that MIHRM’s mission is to lead in the development and promotion of good practices in the field of human resource management and development, to support the national aspiration in HRM and to deliver superior quality services to its clients.

The MIHRM President was speaking to New Sabah Times after paying a courtesy call on former Assemblyman Datuk Peter Pang En Yin at his office.

Aresandiran was accompanied by MIHRM Deputy Chief Operating Officer Leslie Lim and Gem Consultancy (Sabah) Sdn Bhd Business Manager Danny Tan.

Nearly 20 senior HR professionals in the district attended the one-day talk organized by MIHRM and its local partner, Gem Consultancy (Sabah) Sdn Bhd at Mark’s Lodge.