Cipd Essay

1636 Words Dec 24th, 2014 7 Pages
Activity 1 (part 1 of 2)
(Note: The CIPD Human Resources Profession Map (HRPM) can be accessed at: )
Write a report in which you:
 Briefly summarise the HRPM (i.e. the 2 core professional areas, the remaining professional areas, the bands and the behaviours)
The (Human Resources Profession Map (HRMP) is designed to show what best practice might look like within all areas, and across all levels of Human Resources (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D).
Information on this map is shown (below) by a circle made up of a core and 3 layers, and also 4 bands which are displayed to the side.
Starting from the core, I’ll work my way out through the layers to the outer
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Learning and Development essentially functions to ensure that the skills needed by staff to enhance the business are available. This could involve identifying areas of weakness, and then creating, or outsourcing training to strengthen skill in this area. It could also involve mentoring, developing leadership, and career management. It ties in with Organisational Development because this area works to steer the business in a direction which optimises effectiveness.
The third ring from the core is then the outer ring, and shows the 8 behaviours that all professionals should develop. These are: Decisive thinker, Skilled Influencer, Personally credible, Collaborative, Drive to deliver, Courage to deliver, Role model and Curious. Behind each of these sections is more detailed explanations and ways to achieve these skills.
The bands are then final piece of the diagram and they show the different levels that a professional in each area can work at, and what differentiates between each of these levels. They focus on the areas below, and can help determine what skills might be necessary to develop before moving to the next level.
1. The relationship that the HR professional has with clients
2. The focus of the activities performed by the HR professional 3. Where HR professionals spend their time
4. What services they provide to clients

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