What is CIPD?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional association for human resource management professionals. It is headquartered in London, England and has over 135,000 members across 120 counties. In 2013 it celebrate 100 years of existence. In Dublin CIPD Ireland has more than 5,000 members and has been in existence for 75 years.

So what does it do?

CIPD aims to

  • continuously advance the management and development of people to the benefit of individuals, employers and the community at large
  • be the professional body for those specialising in advancing the management and development of people
  • be recognised as the leading authority and influence in the field of people management and development

Why bother being a member?

Employees are typically your biggest business cost. So like any resource you have to proactively manage them effectively. If you manage your people correctly with good HR practices this will lead to motivated people which impacts productivity, the bottom line and business growth. More importantly if you don’t manage your people correctly you run the financial and reputation risk to your business.

So how do you know what is good HR business practices or not?

CIPD runs courses that will provide you with the essential knowledge and practical advice for your business. They will help you to understand how to move from an informal personnel practice to a more formalized and legally compliant set of HR polices and procedures.

CIPD keeps you up to date every fortnight with People Management which provides the latest provoking thinking on HR and real life case studies. You can get access to over 50,000 books, reports, journal articles and surveys. The CIPD library has the largest collection of HR training and development reference material in Europe.

You can stay up-to-date with the latest industry information and research by accessing 330 selected journals and magazines online. You can get 20% off CIPD books, practical guides, training resources and texts. You can get access to 10,000 UK, US and European company profiles, compiled by a leading business information company.

You can get advice on employment law regarding sick pay and annual leave, and most importantly you can network with other HR Professionals.

CIPD Centenary Conference – “Leading HR into the Future”

We are delighted to be exhibiting at the CIPD Centenary Conference next week in the Burlington on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April. There is an excellent line up of speakers including Peter Cheese CEO of CIPD, as well as some of the leading HR Managers and Directors in the country. Should be a great event and can’t wait.



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