The 2013 Map defines the building blocks of effective people management practice across ten professional specialisms, and describes eight fundamental behaviours that underpin good practice regardless of specialism. It's also flexible, so you can choose what to focus on depending on your area of work, the level of accountability you have in your role, and your career development ambitions.
The professional areas describe what you need to do (activities) and what you need to know (knowledge) for each area of the HR profession at four bands of professional competence
The core of the 2013 Profession Map is the foundation of great HR capability regardless of role, location or stage of career
The behaviours describe in detail how a HR professional needs to carry out their activities
The four bands help to give a clear pathway and focus to your developmental planning and activities