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Activity1Definition of HR ProfessionalismProfessionalism is defined as the ‘conduct exhibited and standards of behaviour by peoplewho are providing advice and services that require expertise (Armstrong and Taylor, 2014)Professionals build credibility and trust by demonstrating capabilities, by working fromprinciples and values that they don’t compromise on and having the courage to challengewhen things are outside ethical standards CIPD (2015). Professionals can be relied upon, theymake themselves accountable, are proactive and commit to their profession by continuouslearning.(Taylor and Woodhams, 2016).The four concentric circles of HR professionalismProfessionalism is not ‘one-dimensional’ as mentioned by HR professionals demonstrateprofessionalism by adopting different management styles. Figure 1, demonstrates the ‘Fourcircles HR professionalism’Figure 1 – Four circles HR professionalism; source, (Taylor and Woodham, 2016)Professionalism is having the ability to manage your own skills, behaviours and knowledgethrough continuous learning, failure to be this means you won’t effective at managing peoplearound you.The second circle involves HR professionals having the ability to manage groups and peoplethrough team leading, effective communication, supporting and delegation to achieve goals.The third circle is ‘managing upwards’ to more senior levels, where HR professionals need,good communication skills, credibility to influence and the ability to negotiate to gain guy inon strategies and plans.The fourth circle is the ‘management across the organization’. To implement strategies HRprofessional need to influence across the organisation , whilst having the ability influencecommunicate
Skills, knowledge, and behaviours of an HR professionalSkillsAccordingTaylor and Woodhams, (2016),many skills needed by HRprofessionals, below are some of the required skills to be effective andefficient.

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