Professional, Ethical, and Inclusive Behaviors

Define the term professional and explain what it means to be a ‘people professional.’

Explore how the role of a people professional is evolving and the priorities this raises for continuing professional development. Discuss the concept of ‘ethical values’ and how at least three ethical values that you hold personally impact your work as a people professional. Explain why it is essential for people professionals to contribute confidently to discussions. Discuss when and how to raise concerns when issues such as organizational policies or leadership approach conflict with ethical values or legislation. Provide a robust argument for ethical people practice that is supported by academic theory and details both the business and human benefits of people at work feeling included, valued, and fairly treated.