As the most representative professional human resource institute in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM), a non-profit making organisation, has around 5,400 members, with about 600 of whom are corporate members. Founded in February 1977, the Institute aims at developing, maintaining and enhancing professional standards in HR management, and increasing the perceived value and influence of the HR profession. The Institute organises a wide range of professional activities such as multi-level training programmes, conferences and an award programme, and provides services such as conducting surveys and publishing a professional journal. The Institute is commissioned by the Government of the HKSAR as the professional writer to develop and produce the Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) for the Human Resource Management sector under Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. The HKIHRM is a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management which is one of the continental federations under the World Federation of People Management Associations.