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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 understand by the HR Profession. * Then you will be able to use you explanation of the map to illustrate how CIPD feel that this defines the HR profession.

Sources of information
In lesson 1 – we looked at the “HR Contribution” – and HR being based on core principles. The text book also provides a section on ‘What is HRM’. These should help with your definition. You may also use seek definitions of HR as a profession – from the CIPD website, alternative text books, or other sources. In lesson 3 we covered how HR provides a service to a range of customers. This is part of the function of HR.

Having this as your basis will then allow you to briefly describe the HRPM and explain how it defines the HR professional – i.e. how it supports your definition and underpins the services HR provides to its customers.

Remember to consider the different roles and aspects of HR as a profession and the attributes required for these roles, also the career progression through the profession. This will enable you to link the theory to the map. -------------------------------------------------

Evaluate how the two core professional areas and any two selected behaviours uphold the concept of ‘HR Professionalism’, giving examples from the...
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