As people professionals, we need to have core knowledge of a range of people practices across the employee lifecycle, and how these practices impact on one another and interrelate.

This area covers key components that are important for all people professionals, including:

  • relevant policy
  • regulation and law
  • workforce planning
  • performance management
  • employer brand
  • well-being
  • diversity and inclusion.

In order to have impact and add value, people professionals also need to apply a range of people skills in their work, including:

  • team working
  • stakeholder management
  • facilitation
  • consulting
  • coaching and mentoring.

Things to start thinking about

Use these prompts to reflect on your understanding of People practice and uncover areas for future professional development.

  1. How does your area of work impact and relate to other areas of people practice?

  2. How do policy, regulation and law inform people practices in your area of work?

  3. What consulting, coaching and mentoring models and tools do you use in your work?