每個行業都有其專業範疇，HR也不例外。Master Ascent Limited.創辦人及董事長葉麗貞(Polly)提到，專業精神（Professionalism）包含5個關鍵︰
What does professional means to HR and CEO ?
Professionalism encompasses a number of key attributes which define a professional.
Specialized Knowledge They have the relevant qualifications that serve as the foundation of this knowledge. They keep this knowledge up-to-date, so that they can continue to deliver the best work possible.
Competency : Strong analytical and problem solving for your clients and results-oriented.
Integrity : They promise and they deliver, and they can be trusted and reliable. Do the right thing at all times and be accountable for what you say and act.
Discipline They also stay professional under pressure by maintaining a calm, business-like demeanor, and by doing everything that they can to make the situation right. Besides, they are humble and show respect for the people around them, no matter what their role or situation. They share a high degree of emotional intelligence (EI) by considering the emotions and needs of others.
Professional Image They dress, talk and behave appropriately for the situation. Speak with an air of confidence, and respect the way they present themselves to their customers.
In order to elevate the professionalism of human resources practitioners, it is recommended that HR practitioners would be engaged in continuous professional training and qualification program to obtain annual affirmation of a professional review committee through the “HR Professional Assessment Certification“ to become a member of the HR community. The qualification could be categorized into 3-4 levels. This would be the bright future for those interested in developing themselves in this field.