HR Quality Mark certification
Friday, March 12, 2021

Another six organisations have just obtained the FHRD Quality Mark, an initiative launched by the Foundation for Human Resources Development. Launched early last year, there are now a total of 17 companies who have obtained this national certification in human resources.

The FHRD Quality Mark is a national recognition awarded to organisations based in Malta for the professionalism, competency and contribution of their HR function irrelevant of their size and sector.

It is awarded to organisations which provide evidence of high-quality HR practices and serves as a process to guide entities on how to improve their HR practices. The Quality Mark also serves to elevate the status of the HR function within the organisation.

The organisations who obtained the FHRD Quality Mark range from various sectors in the private and public sector including Education, Financial, Hospitality and Religious Institution.

The six organisation who obtained the Quality Mark this time round are: the Malta Archdiocese, Baxter, Calamatta Cuschieri, De La Rue Security & Print Services Ltd, Jobsplus, Spinola Developments Co Ltd.

 The Quality Mark is awarded following a rigorous evaluation carried out by competent evaluators who assess applicant organisations on their HR practices in seven content areas. These are: HR Policies; Recruitment and Selection; Compensation and Benefits; Employment and Industrial Relations; Performance Management; HR Information Systems; People Training and Development. 

“This has been another successful round of evaluations. With the bar set very high, I would like to congratulate all the organisations that achieved the Quality Mark, and hope other organisations will be successful in the upcoming third round of applications. The FHRD Quality Mark is fast establishing itself as the national symbol of prestige and quality assurance in the field of Human Resources,” FHRD President Matthew Naudi said.

The onsite evaluations started at the beginning of 2021 and were concluded before the end of the First Quarter of 2021.

Each application was assigned two evaluators who carried out a rigorous onsite audit and presented a final report, which was the basis on which the Quality Mark was awarded or not.

In every case a post-evaluation report was prepared and sent to the respective applicants with the outcome of the assessment, highlighting their strengths and the areas for improvement.

For those interested in the HRQM kindly visit or email



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