D CIPD PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION: REWARDING HR CONSULTING TALENT WITHIN DELOITTE

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D CIPD PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION: REWARDING HR CONSULTING TALENT WITHIN DELOITTE
CIPD PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION: REWARDING
HR CONSULTING TALENT WITHIN DELOITTE
D
eloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice
profession whether you work in-house or, as we do,
prides itself on being a leading professional
as consultants. When we learned that CIPD is now
services firm with broad and deep HR
offering more flexible routes to become Chartered, we
capability. With experience including; HR transformation,
knew instantly that Deloitte should get involved.’
compensation and benefits and e-learning, their 700+
consultants identify, manage and solve the people issues
Deloitte is sponsoring its HR consultants through
that cause businesses to perform below their potential.
Experience Assessment – a development programme that
Deloitte values taking innovative approaches to develop its
benchmarks HR practitioners and consultants against
consultants throughout their careers - for the Firm, it’s about
CIPD’s industry standards and results in the award of
ensuring that it delivers leading edge services for its clients
CIPD professional membership. Available at three levels,
and retains the best HR talent in the industry. Deloitte are
Associate member, Chartered Member and Chartered
working collaboratively with the CIPD to develop and reward
Fellow, it demonstrates a commitment to high standards,
HR talent within its consulting teams. Aaron Alburey, HR
ongoing professional development and compliance with
Transformation Partner, is leading this for Deloitte;
an ethical code of conduct – all of which builds trust and
‘We’ve been inspired by CIPD’s work on HR standards
credibility in the HR and L&D profession.
through, for example, the Profession Map, and
its strategy to recognise excellence across the
‘By having a high level of CIPD
accreditation amongst our
consultants, we’re investing
in our employees in a very
tangible way, and at the same
time, increasing our credibility
with our clients’.
focused but, thankfully, the assessments could be
worked to fit around our schedules’.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
CHARTERED MEMBER
CHARTERED FELLOW
Assoc CIPD
Chartered MCIPD
Chartered FCIPD
The initial pilot was a resounding success with consultants
being awarded Chartered Fellow, Chartered Member and
you’re typically...
you’re typically...
you’re typically...
Providing professional
advice to managers
across the business and
supporting the
HR function.
Managing, developing
and implementing HR
policies that support
organisational
objectives.
Leading the development
of strategic HR plans that
drive sustained business
performance.
Associate status. Feedback from the consultants was very
positive – key themes highlighted the robustness of the
assessment process and the value gained from working
with the CIPD assessors to celebrate past achievements
CIPD and Deloitte began with a group of consultants selected
and identify development priorities. . Ed Walker, now
from across Deloitte’s ranks, including seasoned directors,
a Chartered Member adds, ‘Experience Assessment
senior consultants and management consultants. Deloitte
makes you think holistically, bringing together your
was keen to test the model – to ensure that the CIPD’s HR
experience across the different functional elements
standards really resonated with its consultants at all levels and
within HR. The rigorous process tested my skills
was truly applicable to the consulting context; ‘While we
in depth across a myriad of HR and commercial
knew Experience Assessment was an established route
competencies. Becoming Chartered has opened up my
to Chartership for HR practitioners, we appreciated that
professional network across CIPD and has enhanced
they hadn’t worked with large consulting firms like
my ability to understand my client’s HR and business
ours before – it made it all the sweeter that we could
needs.’
be pioneers of professional accreditation within our
industry.’ adds Alburey.
The ambition now is to incorporate CIPD accreditation
into Deloitte’s career development initiatives; Alburey
Deloitte consultants completed a series of on-line
concludes, ‘Our intention is to position Deloitte as the
assessments designed to test their HR expertise and
HR consulting firm of choice. By having a high level
evidence the impact they’ve had on their clients’
of CIPD accreditation amongst our consultants, we’re
organisations. Most of the work was completed online
investing in our employees in a very tangible way, and
over several months, culminating in a face to face
at the same time, increasing our credibility with our
discussion with a CIPD HR assessor. ‘Flexibility in the
clients’.
process was crucial’, comments Zoe Newman, lead
project manager at Deloitte for the initiative. ‘We weren’t
sure it was going to suit everyone as client deadlines
ultimately come first. The consultants had to be extra
OTHER CLIENTS INCLUDE...
HELPFUL LINKS
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CIPD
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIPD HR
PROFESSION MAP
cipd.co.uk/hrpm
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
cipd.co.uk/membership
AND MORE...
Experience Assessment can help build your organisation’s HR capability.
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