100 years of leading HR into the future

Centenary: a date with history

Boots, Cadbury, Chivers and Rowntree were some of the original companies present at the first meeting of the Welfare Workers' Association in June 1913. The meeting was chaired by well-known industrialist Seebohm Rowntree and there were 34 attendees of whom 29 were women.

Find out who else was at the meeting

CIPD centenary historical timeline: economy, politics, work and related management ideas

Read an interview with Kate Mitchell, CIPD’s oldest member

Read our factsheet on the history of HR and the CIPD

impact - centenary edition

impact - centenary edition

Impact is the quarterly update on the CIPD’s research projects and policy initiatives.

Read the special centenary edition

The psychology of numbers: Why is 100 better than 101?

Wilson Wong

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100 thoughts

Your views on leading HR into the future

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