What it means to be an HR Professional

What it means to be an HR Professional

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This report will aim to evaluate and explain what it means to be an HR Professional with using the CIPD HR Professional Map (HRPM) as the basis for the evaluation.

A - Briefly explain how the CIPD HR Professional map defines the HR profession, including gthe professional areas, the bands and the behaviours.

B – Evaluate how the 2 core professional areas, and any 2 selected behaviours uphold the concept of ‘HR professionalism’ give examples from the knowledge and activities @ band

C- Explain with related examples, why the HR professional needs to be able to manage themselves, manage groups or teams, manage upwards and manage across the organisation

CIPD Professional Map –

The CIPD HR Profession Map (HRPM) is an accurate tool that guides an HR practitioner’s learning and development through becoming an effective HR professional. HR professionals can use the map for many reasons such as identifying skills and team capability, building role profiles and identify areas that need development (HRPM, CIPD, 2012).

Professionalism is defined as a continuous development of outcomes anticipated through appropriate behaviors and conduct that are needed in order to have beneficial business relationships (Gian Fiero, 2008). The principles of professionalism among others commit professionals to have some values such as be customer focused, have proper ethical standards, accountability and reliability, be proactive, responsive and have the willingness to learn and study continuously (CHS, 2012).

The HRPM has four bands, ten professional areas and eight behaviors. This tool helps HR practitioners develop themselves from assistants to senior managers; moving from Band one to Band four… The bands are related with the competence and the contribution needed to move from one band to the next. The professional areas are the activities that HR practitioners should know and do for each area of the HR profession through the...

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