Essay Dpp Guidance

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Developing Professional Practice - Assignment Guidance Activity 1

The following is designed to help you with your first assignment on this programme, at this level of study. It brings together guidance for the assignment and different aspects of study skills that you will need to develop over time. It is strongly recommended that you read widely to support all of your assignments and invest in a study skill book such as The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell.

Briefly explain how the CIPD HRPM defines the HR profession, including the professional areas, the bands and the behaviours.

Key words - how the HRPM defines the HR profession (these tell you what you have to do) * First you might wish to define what you
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* First you could define the idea of HR Professionalism * Then you would be able to bring in how the two core professional areas (PAs) support this idea. * You will find then that two of the behaviours will naturally link in to support your argument, as they display the attributes an HR Professional might have in order to carry out the activities identified in the PA. * Examples to support the theory may then be drawn from one aspect activities and one of knowledge from each PA. These examples may be general – or could be drawn from your own experience.

Sources of information
The unit guidelines (on Moodle) provide a range of aspects of the HR Professional covered in the lessons: * The role and contribution of the HR Professional – types of action taken, acting as ambassadors, business partnering, being a ‘thinking performer’, the importance of behaving effectively re reputation and service delivery. * What it means to be a professional: - code of conduct, professional ethics, fundamental beliefs and concepts (covered in lesson 1), meeting customer needs efficiently and effectively – with discretion.

The text book Taylor and Woodhams Chapter 4 covers all of the above aspects.

Incorporating theory and references:
You may refer to theorists such as Ulrich, case studies or articles read such as role call, business partnering, Business Savvy, the ‘thinking performer’.

These do not need to be explained. An example would be:

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