Developing Yourself as an effective HR Practitioner

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The intention of this report is to address the following learning outcomes:-

• to understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective HR practitioner;
• know how to deliver timely and effective HR services to meet users ' needs and;
• be able to reflect on my own practice and development needs and maintain a plan for personal development.

For the purpose of this report I will use research journals, books and internet searches, in particular, help and guidance from the CIPD website in order to reflect on my own personal experience and skills to constructively align with the assessment criteria.

Career in brief

Throughout my career I have had a diverse range of roles including the
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It was important to create a vision statement at the outset to assist with future planning and where we wanted to the see the business in the future. Creating the vision statement impacted immediately upon my role as Owner/Director as I had invested my own money to fulfil the ambitions I had of building the business.
The core: Leading HR
This are relates to HR professionals being active, insight-led leaders: owning, shaping and driving themselves, others and activity within their organisation, not just observing or facilitating. The model suggests that an HR specialist leading HR services acts as a role model to help develop their teams ' goals The model also suggests that they know how to engage people with different backgrounds by utilising their experience and skills and by developing their team 's knowledge of the operational plan of the organisation and helping their team to drive forward whilst supporting and mentoring other HR team members. Table 2 shows how I am able to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding of this core area.
Table 2 Personal knowledge and competency relating to leading HR
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