Code of Conduct

The Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)

The Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, announced by decree No. 78 on 14/1/2007 from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in Syria. It aims to raise the awareness of the importance of human resources practices in public and private sectors and the importance of human resources management as a strategic partner for businesses in Syria.


1] Mission

To lead the development and promotion of good practices of Human Resources Management in Syria.

2] Vision

To become the leading source of HRM practices in Syria and to forge the links with similar international organizations, aiming to raise the awareness of HRM as a strategic partner for businesses.

3] Objectives

The objectives for which the Institute is established are:

[3.1] Reinforce the education and practice of HR Management in Syria and act as advisors and consultants to all interested parties in order to contribute to stronger organizations based on practical and scientific practices of HR Management

[3.2] Open channels of communication between HR experts and exchange ideas, expertise and best practices with all to contribute to mutual strategic benefits for the organization and development of self.

[3.3] Build academic ties with Colleges and Universities which teach HRM and strengthen ties with students and graduates from Syrian Universities.
[3.4] Establish, monitor and evaluate the on-going professionalization of the HR Management profession in Syria to elevate them to international standards.





4] Purpose of this code

All IHRM members of whatever grade of membership should be concerned with the maintenance of good practice within the profession and must commit themselves to this code of professional conduct which sets out the standards of professional conduct to which members must adhere.


5] Standards of professional conduct

IHRM members are expected to exercise relevant competence in accordance with the Institute’s professional standards and qualifications.

[5.1] IHRM members provide specialist professional knowledge, advice, support and management competence in the management and development of people. In all circumstances they:

[5.1.1] must endeavour to enhance the standing and good name of the profession; adherence to this code of professional conduct is an essential aspect of this

[5.1.2] must seek continually to improve their performance and update and refresh their skills and knowledge

5.1.3] must within their own or any client organization and in whatever capacity they are working, seek to achieve the fullest possible development of people for present and future organizational needs and encourage self-development by individuals

[5.1.4] must within their own or any client organization and in whatever capacity they are working, seek to adopt in the most appropriate way, the most appropriate people management processes and structures to enable the organization to best achieve its present and future objectives

[5.1.5] must promote and themselves maintain fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are operating within scope of their influence

[5.1.6] must promote and themselves seek to exercise employment practices that remove unfair discrimination including but not limited to gender, age, race, religion, disability and background

[5.1.7] must respect legitimate needs and requirements for confidentiality

[5.1.8] must use due diligence and exercise high standards of timeliness, appropriateness and accuracy in the information and advice they provide to employers and employees

[5.1.9] must seek to recognize the limitations of their own knowledge and ability and must not undertake activity for which they are not yet appropriately prepared or, where applicable, qualified.

[5.2] In the public interest and in the pursuit of its objects,

the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) is committed to the highest possible standards of professional conduct and competency. To this end members:

[5.2.1] are required to exercise integrity, honesty, diligence and appropriate behavior in all their business, professional and related personal activities

[5.2.2] must act within the law and must not encourage, assist or act in collusion with employers, employees or others who may be engaged in unlawful conduct.