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CIPD Profession Map

11 August 2015
Our vision is to define and represent the international benchmark for excellence in people and organisation management and development.
The standards set out in the CIPD Profession Map, developed in collaboration with HR and L&D professionals, senior business people, academics and their organisations across the world, aim to set the bar high. They determine what the best HR and L&D professionals and organisations are doing, what they know and understand, to really make a difference and drive the performance of the organisation.
Structured around the ten professional areas of HR activity, the Map focuses on the knowledge, activities and behaviours required in the profession today and in the future. It underpins all we provide, from our qualifications and membership through to our in-house training provision.
CIPD Profession Map
A wide range of organisations and HR and L&D professionals are now using the Map to benchmark and build their HR capability at individual, team, function and organisation levels.
Case study: Unilever
Profession Map case study quoteRefreshing the global HR skills dictionary was a top priority for Unilever HR. They gathered external perspectives from the CIPD, other HR professional bodies, executive search companies and the RBL Institute to stimulate their thinking.
Working together, the CIPD and Unilever used the Insight Strategy and Solutions element of the Map to create the dictionary. The dictionary encompasses the best of internal and external thinking and forms part of a global career portal which supports development and career discussions.