About us

The Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM) is a professional organization established through an Act of Parliament No. 3 of 2022. It was established to regulate, promote and develop the science and practice of Human Resource Management (HRM) in Zambia. Structurally, ZIHRM is organised around the Council – which is the policy making and governing body of the Institute; and the Secretariat – which is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of the Institute and facilitating the efficient and effective administration of ZIHRM matters. .

Our Vision


A Premier professional Institute promoting excellence in Human Resource practice and standards.


Our Mission


To continuously develop, regulate and standardize the Human Resource Management profession through international best practice, in order to exceed stakeholder expectations, maximize productivity and contribute to national development.

Our Values - (ProFIIT)



We shall conduct ourselves in an ethical manner in the execution of our duties to promote excellence and total quality management.


We shall foster the creation of a just and equitable environment which supports impartial HRM practice.


We shall put the obligations of the profession above personal interests and conduct ourselves in a manner that is beyond reproach.


We shall endeavor to promote generation and transfer of fresh ideas, ideals and practices that support the HRM profession.


We shall conduct our affairs in an open manner that fosters accountability for our actions to our stakeholders.


Our Objectives

The objectives of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management are:-

1. To promote the profession of Human Resource Management and Development in Zambia and gain international recognition. 2. To carry out training of persons involved in human resource management. 3. To enforce the ZIHRM Act and ensure that all individuals practicing human resource management in all organizations in the country are licensed by the institute. 4. To promote and uphold the highest standards of performance and conduct in the practice of Human Resource Management as a means of increasing productivity and efficiency. 5. To facilitate Continuous Professional Development for members both locally and internationally. 6. To encourage, uphold and improve the standards of training and professional ability of persons engaged in human resources management and industrial relations.... 7. To maintain close contact with technical colleges, universities, professional institutions, government departments, commercial institutions and similar international institutions so as to improve the quality of human resources management. 8. Provide professional networking and interaction opportunities through participation in conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia, annual general meetings, conventions and other fora of professional interaction and information exchange. 9. Up-to-date information on the development of Human Capital in the world through research and development. 10. Personal development opportunity through voluntary service to the Institute in different capacities in the main council and sub committees. 11. To contribute to national economic and social development through effective human resource management.

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