Face the future with confidence

The Profession Map is here to help you benchmark your knowledge, behaviours and values, against the industry standard for people professionals. Use the resources below to understand it's relevance to you, improve your decision making, and maximise your impact straight away.

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Stay one step ahead

The Map is designed to evolve in line with the shifting landscape, supporting people professionals to stay future-fit and thrive in a changing world of work.

Keep up to date with the latest changes

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Assess your capability against the Profession Map

Identify gaps in your knowledge and behaviours and use the tailored recommendations to build your capability.

For CIPD members and Learning Hub subscribers login to the CIPD Learning Hub to start your assessment.
For non-members or non-subscribers use our Self-Assessment Lite tool.
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Explore the eight behaviour courses

These courses explore the eight core behaviours of the Profession Map in detail, bringing each behaviour to life and providing you with the opportunity to start reflecting on where you're at.

Explore the eight behaviour courses


Make your impact count

As a people professional, whichever impact level you’re at, you can develop and demonstrate some of the core knowledge and behaviour standards through volunteering on one of our programmes.

Volunteer through one of our programmes

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Read case studies

We've brought the standards to life through real-life success stories, showing how people professionals make an impact on organisations, workers and wider society. Use these experiences as motivation to succeed in your role.

See how you can make an impact

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Download a how-to guide

Find out  how you can use the Profession Map to plan your CPD, role design, recruitment and selection.

Access our seven handy guides

Looking for more information

Check out our FAQs, where you'll find in-depth information on the Profession Map, membership, and qualifications.

Read our frequently-asked questions

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Contact us

Send us a message if you have any questions about the Profession Map or general enquiries about The People Profession: now and for the future.

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