(Solution) 3C003 Core Behaviours for People Professionals Task One- Ethical Practice Paper

Task One – Ethical practice paper


Task One – Ethical practice paper

You are currently studying for your CIPD qualification at a local study centre. Your study group has been asked to provide information about the role of a People Practice Professional, for a careers platform, and you and your fellow learners have decided to each write about a different aspect of the role.

For your contribution, you have decided to write about ethics and how a people practice professional would demonstrate and promote ethical practice at work.  Having discussed this idea with your tutor you have agreed to write a short paper, covering all 4 points below.

  • Explain what is meant by ‘ethical principles’ and ‘professional values’, and how these might inform the way people approach their work. (AC 1.1)
  • Identify a piece of legislation and a Code of Practice that support ethical and professional practice, with examples of how a people professional would conform to these. (AC 1.2)
  • Describe how a people professional would demonstrate respectful and inclusive working in relation to: (AC 2.1)
    • contributing views and opinions
    • clarifying problems or issues
    • working effectively as part of a team
    • Summarise different ways a people professional would stay up-to-date with people practice and world of work issues and developments, highlighting 2 ways in particular, that you have personally found effective. (AC 2.2)


Explain ethical principles and professional values including how these can inform approaches to work. (AC1.1) If you use secondary sources you should include your short references in the narrative here. Wordcount: Approximately 300 words.
Meaning of Ethical Principles In SpringerLink (2021), ethical principles are defined using normative theory as being a justification or defender of moral values and/moral judgement. A different definition is provided in ArticleLibrary (2021) identifying people professionals, they pursue ethical principles for assuming holistic responsibility, development, ethical leadership, fair-based practice and just conflicts management.  A summary of the areas of interest for the people professionals are as illustrated in figure 1;   Figure 1: Ethical Principles Importance of maintaining ethical codes at work To inform the manner of people approach to their roles, CIPD (2021) note the ethical principles as promoting a trust-based practice by role-modelling of ethical behaviours. This is modelled with principles and values embedded in decision making. Ethical principles influencing work as a people professional Building respect- People professionals must treat all individuals with appreciation and dignity. Irrespective of personal feelings, a respectful people professional need to be a must. Credibility– Decisions made by people practice professionals must be credible and all-inclusive. The people practice professionals are always credible with their functions and believable with trust-based relations initiated. Positive influence on others– A people professional must be able to influence the rest in a holistic manner. By feeling appreciated, the employees would be best positioned to execute their functions. Meaning of professional values; influence Considering professional values, they portray professional image reliably, consistently and honestly (Bradford, 2021). This is at the same time offering appropriate work outcomes in appropriate quality level and on time. This is categorised in the CIPD HR professional Map as a core knowledge and include set of values and instructions and rules which apply to a particular job role (CIPD, 2021a). For instance, working in MNGHA which is a Saudi Arabia (KSA) healthcare sector, I make sure I embrace high-level honesty, good appearance and conduct. Importance for professional being values driven As evidenced in CIPD (2022), this include HR professionals being able to develop a common purpose of employees and assisting them in building significant work relations. Culture support appropriate communication and to appreciate employees to develop harmonious working environment.  
Specify ways in which you conform consistently with relevant regulation and law within the context of ethics and professional practice. (AC 1.2) If you use secondary sources you should include your short references in the narrative here. Wordcount: Approximately 300 words.
Legislation For UK case, legislations exist and codes of practice which support ethical and professional strategy. For instance, Equality Act 2010 (CIPD, 2021b) identify it as important to ensure employees are not discriminated in any employment phase owing to possession of protected characteristics. Also, in line with CIPD Policy Framework, CIPD (2021b) evidence a phenomenon where an entity assume legal and moral obligations through an act of diversity and inclusion of all employees. In its application, considering the Equality Act 2010, in the recruitment and selection phases of the employee relationship, there is a necessity of its implementation with zero discrimination owing to having the protected characteristics. For example, working in XXX IT company in Saudi Arabia, I make sure all employees are not discriminated in their resourcing phase. Code of practice Also, in line with the CIPD Code of Professional Conduct (CIPD, 2021c), it represent a guidance of ethical and professional strategy relevant for entire people practice professionals. This is implemented with a necessity for upholding and maintaining relevant standards and behaviour/obligations documented. In figure 2 summary, code of professional conduct preferred areas entail; Figure 2: CIPD Code of Professional Conduct Classification Summary Through appropriately pursuing the code of professional conduct, CIPD (2021c) argue that the process is promoted through highlight of distinct conflicts of interest. This is relevant for differentiating personalised and professional capability. For my practice, I ensure that in my organisation, the employees work without any form of bribing or acting inappropriately such as abuse of people rights as they are working in the organisation. Also, for the healthcare employees who work in MNGHA, they are provided with an equal opportunity of ensuring the private data is not breached. This is while all the patients being granted with quality healthcare services under my employees leadership.  
 Summarise ways of demonstrating respectful and inclusive working, in relation to (AC2.1): contributing your views and opinionsclarifying problems or issuesworking effectively as part of a team    If you use secondary sources you should include your short references in the narrative here. Wordcount: Approximately 300 words.