Developing Professional Practice


What do you need to do to become a HRD Professional?  

The aim of this brief is to advise those individuals about the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to become and effective HRD Professional.

The Role of the HRD Professional

To become an effective HRD Professional you need to define your individual level of contribution to your organisation and ensure that you bring value to the organisation.

The role (or responsibility) of the HRD Professional is:

 Provide your organisation with the learning capabilities and effectiveness of its employees.

 Understand organisations strategy and goals and aligning HRD strategy to these goals.

 Add value to your organisation; guide and encourage your organisation into understanding the importance of HRD.  

 Ability to identify HRD strengths and weaknesses and communicate with managers and team leaders at all levels.

Professional Areas

What does HRD Professionalism look like?  

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have created a HR Profession Map which will help you to understand what Professionalism is. (See map in Appendix 1)

The Map covers behaviours as well as the technical elements of professional competence required for the profession, and describes what you need to do, need to know and how to do it and is organised round these competencies and not around the organisation or job structure.

The CIPD have created definitions that every professional should have in order to perform effectively and efficiently though out their career.

These definitions are detailed below:-

What You Need What They Mean
Knowledge what the individual understands in order to carry out the activities
Skills what the individual does
Behaviours how the individual carries out the activities

There are ten professional areas within the HR Profession Map, and four bands of professional competencies.   The bands are in place to help you move from one...