AC 2.4 At the beginning of your journal, summarise different ways a people practice professional can upgrade their knowledge and skills and stay up-to-date with developments in the people profession and wider world of work. This might be informal methods such as discussion and reading through to formal research and development methods (approximately 300 words)

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To be effective in their roles, human resources professionals must be curious about what’s occurring both inside and outside their firms. Strategic decision-making is difficult if people professionals have no idea of what is going on within the company, how well the organisation competes in its sector, and how it’s all being affected from a global context (Thite, 2022). Therefore, possessing a passion for learning guarantees that people professionals are always at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice, allowing us to capitalize on opportunities, foster innovation, and find fulfilment and purpose.

Ways a People Practice Professional can upgrade their knowledge and skills;

Online platforms: To pursue a professional credential at this time may not be the best course of action. However other resources can be found on the internet. For instance, it is possible to learn many software, creative and commercial skills through video courses on LinkedIn Learning (Thite, 2022). Even if recognition and accreditation are important factors to consider while making a decision, there are many choices to choose from.

Pursuing a new qualification: There are several benefits to returning to class to progress a career.  Numerous professional organisations offer certifications geared toward employees. One can choose to study with CIM, CIPD, or ACCA (Dirani et al., 2020). Possessing a certification on your CV shows that one has attained a particular level in their field. It is quite beneficial especially when applying for a new position at work or simply changing professions. It is common for organizations to foot some of the bill for their employees.

Ensuring that my skills are up-to-date is among the best ways of keeping up with the ever-changing needs of my profession. Therefore, I often embark on a personal journey to determine the skills would need improvement before putting together an action plan. One of my action plans to upgrade my skills was to pursue CIPD courses where I began with Level 3 and hope to go all the way to Level 7.

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AC 2.4 At the beginning of your journal, summarise different ways a people practice professional can upgrade their knowledge and skills and stay up-to-date with developments in the people profession and wider world of work. This might be informal methods such as discussion and reading through to formal research and development methods (approximately 300 words)

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