About us

We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.

We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

We’re independent and not-for-profit and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. We exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, agility and strength to make a real difference to our members, to businesses, to the economy and to all working people.

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What we do and how we work

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What we stand for

The CIPD acronym stands for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, but today we're known simply as the CIPD. As an organisation, we stand for better work and working lives. Policymakers and opinion formers look to us for a definitive and impartial point of view. Our independence, research and expertise enable us to meet this expectation with a vision of the future that’s grounded in evidence and promotes working practices that drive maximum value for both employees and the businesses they work in.

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Since establishing a regional base in Singapore, we've engaged with many HR and business leaders to develop research insights, offer training and facilitate networking opportunities.


CIPD Ireland

Based in Dublin and with over 75 years of experience, CIPD Ireland supports more than 5,000 members across seven regional branches.


CIPD Middle East

We have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East. We’re looking to increase our presence on the ground to support local HR professionals with a range of networks, communities and events devoted to shaping the future of HR and the world of work.