Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner

Certificate in HR Practice

Unit 1 – Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources Practitioner

Assessment Activity – 4DEP-F301A-(HR)

Issued on 12th January 2015

Name: Daniel Hadfield
CIPD No: 43353815

Certificate in HR Practice
(January 2015 to December 2015)

Activity 1 – Understanding the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR practitioner
Summary of the CIPD’s HR Professional Map (HRPM)
The HR Professional Map (HRPM) was introduced by the CIPD to help HR professionals to find their current levels of professional competence in their HR profession and to help them find their potential and ways to improve in their professional career. It will do this by asking HR professionals to rate their performance from 1-7 in their specific area of work, for example “Resource and Talent Planning” and also to rate their performances for specific behaviours, for example “Role Model”. Once this is done a report will be produced which will include recommendations for the individual on how to improve in the future.
The professional map is made up of 2 core essential professional areas “Insights, strategy and solutions” and “Leading HR”, 8 professional areas for example “Resource and Talent Planning” and “Employee Relations”, these topics deal with the more diverse side of HR.
In addition to the 8 professional areas, the CIPD have also included 8 behaviours in the map, which HR professionals are expected to show in daily work life, for example, “Curious” and “Role Model”. The map is completed by the use of Bands, 1 – 4. This allows the HR professional select where they are in their current HR career, Band 1 being the start and Band 4 a more senior role, HR Director for example.
All of this will allow an HR professional see how they currently perform, where they can improve, how they can progress up to the next level in HR and also how they can do it with the resources the CIPD provides members.
Activities and Knowledge...