Play your part in championing better work and working lives
This is what excellence looks like
The Profession Map sets the international benchmark for the people profession. Use it to make better decisions, act with confidence, perform at your peak, drive change in your organisation and progress in your career. No matter who you are in the profession, whether you’re a CIPD member or not, the Profession Map is relevant to you.
Why adopt the Profession Map?
'We’ve used the Map to provide clarity and transparency regarding the skills, knowledge and expertise we need in every role across every grade. We’ve done this by aligning teams to their relevant Specialist Knowledge areas, some of which have cross over between teams. This is important to help with career development conversations and explore future moves for the division. It will also help us to build a breadth of skills across the division and to highlight the options available to help our people build matrix careers.'
'Using the Map allows us to build our professional credibility as we are demonstrating to the organisation that we are serious about our professional skills and that we are keeping ourselves up to date by aligning to our professional body’s new and future-focused map.'
Transformation and HR Director
Financial Conduct Authority
It's about impact, not activity
The Profession Map focuses on the knowledge and behaviours you need to create value and make an impact at work, shifting the focus from generic best practice to values-based decision-making.
It's about keeping you future-fit
The Profession Map is designed to evolve in line with the shifting landscape of the people profession. The core values and purpose driving the professional standards will be the same, come what may. But as new roles, specialisms, priorities and opportunities emerge, the Profession Map will adapt to incorporate them.
It enables you to take a fresh look at teams and organisations
The Profession Map enables you to take a fresh, critical look at people functions within the organisation, and encourages you to ask the difficult questions:
- How good are we?
- Are we doing enough?
Asking these questions helps you discover more robust, precise and insightful ways to assess and build capability in a team or across an organisation. It helps you deliver a more skilled, fulfilled and motivated workforce – one that’s treated fairly, able to work in newly flexible ways, and better rewarded for their efforts. When the people profession is at its best, everyone benefits.
As your career partner, we’re committed to supporting you with the resources and information you need for the teams and organisations you work with to succeed. The Profession Map will do just this by developing your understanding in emerging areas, and providing a clear framework to support values-based decision-making.