4DEP 1 2

Topics: Management, Human resource management, Organization Pages: 6 (1237 words) Published: May 22, 2015
4DEP Activity 1 & 2Allys Parsons – 1071674212th May 2015

The CIPD Profession Map - Core Functions

The CIPD Profession Map is provided to give a distinct overview of the specific areas of business that HR personnel are concerned with. The map includes 10 professional areas, 8 behaviour areas and 4 bands of professional competence. The specific professional areas are defined by Bands which describe professional competence, with Band 1 being the entry level standard or those working in an administrative role up to Band 4 the HR Director and elaborates on the transitional constraints between moving through the bands and how their contribution and ultimate success is measured. As previously mentioned the map includes 10 professional areas two of which are considered to be the core professional areas these are Leading HR and Insights, Strategy and solutions which by are applicable to all those working in a HR role. They define the direction in which a HR profession works and outlines the fundamental aspects and the importance of the HR role to achieve high standards both on a personal level and that of the organisation as a whole. Leading HR empowers the HR professional to act as a role model in all they do by maximising the contribution that HR or their particular speciality achieves throughout the organisation both by their own actions and by the process of supporting, shaping and driving forward HR across the spectrum of the organisation. The second of the core functions Insights, Strategy and solutions empowers the HR professional to develop a deep understanding into the context, structure, objectives and mission statement of their organisation. They should be aware of the influences that effect the organisation both from internal sources as well as external ones and be in a position to influence any decision made. The 8 remaining professional areas are listed below and as per the core function define what the HR professional needs to do (activities) and what they need to know (knowledge). 1. Organisational design

2. Organisational development
3. Resource and talent planning
4. Learning and development
5. Performance and reward
6. Employee engagement
7. Employee relations
8. Service delivery and information

The remaining content of the map are the 8 behaviours, they describe the attributes and knowledge that a HR professional should possess however some as more appropriate to certain specialised areas of the corresponding bands. Service delivery and information

As part of my role I am responsible for service delivery and information within my organisation. In line with the map my activities within Band 1 would make me responsible for alerting my manager to service issues or customer complaints. I have to ensure that I gather all relevant information and provide this to my manager in order for the issues or complaints to be dealt with reasonably and efficiently. Another main factor of my role is to comply with the organisational procedures and legislative requirements. I have recently updated my organisations policies and procedures so ensure that they are up to date with the current changing law and make sure all staff are aware of the changes and understand them fully. The Knowledge that I would need to know as per the map would be the individual responses to change, people as enablers and blockers. The way this is achieved within the organisation is through the employee relations and continuous communication between managers, HR and staff. Maintaining the communication is important so that staff feel able to express their opinions and feelings, this should also ensure productivity is maintained. I also have knowledge regarding the employee lifecycle and diverse needs at specific points. Again this relates back to good communication between managers, HR and staff. Staff are normally quite honest in their life plan, therefore managers and HR can try to support this as best as they can....
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