Developing Professional Practice

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Developing Professional Practice Introduction and terms of reference This report will demonstrate my understanding of what is required to be an effective and efficient HR professional and apply CPD techniques to construct, implement and review a personal development plan. The report will discuss the CIPD HR Profession Map and how the framework and standards within it define a HR professional. The professional areas, the bands and the behaviours will be outlined and the two core professional areas as well as two behaviours will be evaluated to explain how they uphold the concept of ‘HR Professionalism.’ Examples from the knowledge and activities in band 2 will be used in support. The four concentric circles of HR Professionalism will also…show more content…
The HR Profession map outlines that HR professionals need to ‘apply sound people management practices to build high-performing teams’ (2.4.2 HRPM) This required activity is key to upholding HR Professionalism within any organisation as high-performing teams are critical for productivity, performance and achieving results. Note the word ‘build’, it is unlikely that you will have high performing teams across any organisation at all times as they are complex and hard to sustain. A HR professional will keep reviewing progress within the team and always consider what they could do differently to maintain and improve standards and expectations. People Management systems such as performance appraisals, quality circles, cascade briefings, 360 degree feedback, and internal communications will help you get the best from your employees. ( Therefore it is vital HR professionals know ‘methods for managing and evaluating team performance.’ (2.21.2 HRPM) Again harking back to the continuous professional development of the organisation, employees and HR professionals themselves. Curious A behaviour defined in the HR Profession Map that a HR Professional needs to carry out their role is to be ‘curious.’ The CIPD define this as ‘future focused, inquisitive and open-minded; seeks out evolving and innovative ways to add value to the
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