The evolution of HR and the world of work

Profession for the future

Profession for the Future (PFF) is the CIPD’s strategy to ensure we continue to fulfil our purpose as the world of work evolves. It begins with a programme of work to define what it will take for the HR profession of the future to meet its full potential to champion better work and working lives - for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.

This page will host the latest information on the world of work. Here we will explore the implications for HR, people management and related disciplines like learning and development (L&D) and organisation development (OD).

All of these disciplines are fundamental to the CIPD’s core purpose, because by improving practices in people and organisation development we can create better work and working lives for everyone. To keep things simple throughout these web pages, we use the terms ‘HR’ and ‘people development’ in their broadest sense to refer to all of these disciplines.


Robots don't kill jobs, people do

"Technology and the digital world’s influence on work, and almost all aspects of our lives, is growing all the time."


From best to good practice HR: developing principles for the profession

This research provides an important insight into the priorities currently relevant to decision-makers, and the ways in which those may be challenged in the future.