Developing Yourself as an Effective Practitioner. Essay

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Assignment 1: Developing Yourself as an Effective Practitioner.

Neal Roleston

Activity A.

Briefly summarise the HR Profession Map:

The HR Profession Map is available on the CIPD website and enables CIPD members to carry out a self assessment online and receive expert advice and guidance, in turn helping them to reach their professional goals. It was developed after extensive research amongst HR Professionals and enables people to benchmark themselves against the findings. The map will constantly evolve, keeping it relevant to the changing needs of the HR Profession.

The map is broken into 4 main sections:

1. Core Professional Areas – These 2 areas are at the centre of the map and
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I could also investigate the possibility of Psychometric Testing based on our best employees to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.


3. Deliver, coach and train managers, new starters and transitioning employees in the chosen induction approach. Deliver elements of the induction directly, e.g. introduction to the business strategy.

Induction is invaluable in any organisation and it is vital to new employees to feel that they are part of the company that they are joining and are prepared for the job ahead giving them to best possible start in their new career with the best possible chance to succeed.

Putting together a comprehensive induction incorporating Company Values, Service Standards, Soft Skills and practical skills. I would also include regular assessments to test for understanding and some sort of accreditation at the end before they join the live environment. There would also need to be some sort of support available to them during their probation period whether it is in the form of regular 1-1’s or a mentor that works closely worth them during this time but it would need to be structured and followed through.

So far I have talked about the ‘what I need to do and know’ which is mentioned in the Professional Areas of the HR Map.

Next I would like to talk