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Explore the World of the HR Management Associate Program (HR MAP)

The HR Management Associate Program (MAP) is a 24 month rotation program for progressive HR practitioners to rapidly gain leadership skills required to be a future HR leader at HP. Practitioners typically have an average of 5 years of work experience and a graduate degree.


The learning framework to which the HR MAP program is designed mirrors HP’s 70 – 20 – 10 model.


70% of the program revolves around on the job learning, which is obtained through three 8 month rotations spanning different HR functions & geographies (one rotation is international). In addition to the rotation specific projects, MAP practitioners engage in internal consulting projects, which provide the MAP's another avenue for direct business exposure. 


20% of learning in the program is focused on building relationships. This occurs at global summits that bring the MAP community together, knowledge exchange sessions, and mentoring programs with senior leaders within HR @ HP.


The remaining 10% of learning is done through a formal training curriculum. The curriculum, called the HR MAP University, ensures MAPs’ acquire a well – rounded experience at the end of their 24 month journey.


At the end of the HR MAP program, practitioners typically move full-time into one of their rotational areas, or take the opportunity to move full-time into an area they have yet to experience. 


Our HR MAP program is led by a team regional leads that we'd like to introduce to you:




Leo Chan is the Global and Asia / Pacific / Japan program manager for HR MAP. Previous to his involvement with HR MAP he spent 2 years in a finance/operations role with the APJ HR Global Operations teams. Leo is also a proud alumni of the HR MAP program is is based in Singapore. 




Svetla Naydenova has been leading the Europe / Middle East / Africa and Latin America region for the HR MAP program for 2.5 years. Previously, she was a member of the Bulgaria hub as part of the HP Staffing team. She is currently located in Sofia, Bulgaria. 




Whitney McDaniel leads the US HR MAP program and moved into the role after having spent 8 years at HP, most recently as a HR business partner supporting the Enterprise Services ITO organization. She is based in Plano, Texas. 


So what do you think? Are you interested in learning more?


Our heavy recruiting season is rapidly approaching but you can find more information by visiting our HR MAP page on the HP Careers site and we encourage you to follow us on Facebook. Also check back here for more blog posts with more insights into what life is like as a member of the HP HR MAP program. 


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