Whether you work in human resources, learning and development, organisation design, or any other area of the people profession, we’re your professional body. We set the standards, build capabilities, and connect our global community of HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals. We are your learning and career partner. And, together, we are a leading voice and an active force for good work that creates value for everyone. Here’s how we support you, our profession and our community.

Our promise to members

We understand that championing better work and working lives is a big responsibility. And you need a strong career partner to support and champion you. We promise to you, and the profession, that: 

  1. We’ll always be a career partner that supports you at every stage of your career.
  2. We’ll provide clear and timely guidance on the issues of the day.
  3. We’ll make sure we spotlight the work of individuals and the wider profession, making sure your value is recognised.  
  4. We’ll continue to innovate, listen and learn from people professionals. 

"The partnership with the CIPD means we’ll share better ways of working. We’ll have access to the right tools, the latest legal advice and a wider range of training and qualifications. I’ll be able to develop within my role, learn about other aspects of HR, and network with colleagues across the NHS."

Sukhi Kumar, Senior HR Advisor, Employee Relations Team, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

Upholding our standards

How we help you be your best

Our profession is at the heart of business decision-making. We are the experts in people, work and change.  Here’s how we help you build your knowledge, maintain your expertise and achieve the highest standards of practice.

Explore our Profession Map

The international benchmark for our profession

Read our new Code of Conduct and Ethics

The standards and behaviours we commit to as members

Find what you need in our Knowledge hub

Your starting point for all our practical, evidence-based resources

Explore our Profession Map

Boosting your career

How we partner with you on your learning and career pathway

We’re here to help you progress, succeed and thrive at every stage of your career.

Explore our Learning Hub

Make your development a day-to-day, career-long priority

Progress with our career guidance

Take charge of your career pathway with our tools and resources

Why choose CIPD membership

Showcase your professional credibility with CIPD Associate or Chartered Membership.

Amplifying our voice

In championing better work and working lives, we need to create workplaces where everyone has the opportunity to add value. We’re building a profession that reflects the communities we serve and tackles barriers to good work with confidence and credibility.

·       Read our views and research insights on better work.

·       Discover how we engage in public policy.

Learn how the CIPD Trust is building diversity in our profession.

Celebrating excellence

The CIPD won two awards at the Memcom Excellence Awards 2023. The awards celebrate the dedication and work of teams across the CIPD to champion better work and working lives.

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We’re the benchmark, partner and voice for our profession

Setting the

Boosting your credibility with our guidance, Code of Conduct and Profession Map

Nurturing your

Accelerating your learning and career with our resources, courses and events

Connecting our

Harnessing the talents of almost 160,000 people professionals worldwide

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