Update on your new CIPD community

Hi everyone

Wanted to let you know how this project is progressing as we draw closer to our changeover at the beginning of November.

Steve (your friendly community manager) and I have been working on the project team - busy signing off 'wireframes' and designs for our new community. It's exciting to be able to bring you something that continues the friendly, collaborative spirit of our current forum but in a very much updated and refreshed new environment. I could have name-checked a live link to Steve's name in the new community then for example - can't wait (!)  

Apart from the new forum groups (some secure, member-only, some, depending on topic, open to a wider audience interested in joining our conversations.) There will also be:

- a new co-creation wiki area (we'll be launching with an experiment of constructing a community factsheet on the changing workplace),

- a Careers Clinic

- a 'What's new at CIPD' area

- an Ideation Lab where you can vote on ideas and suggestions around a key area for debate.

- mini polls with real-time results

- a newsfeed with latest updates.

So lots of interaction and ways to get involved...

I hope you'll agree it sounds intriguing while retaining some of the great content and features you're used to as well. 

More news soon as we keep you posted on developments and feel free to ask anything about the plans below.



Social media and community manager, CIPD 



  • Kevin Elvidge

    | 82 Posts

    Chartered Fellow

    16 Sep, 2015 23:56

    Dear Johanna

    Thank you for the update on how the project is progressing. I am sure the developments will be of great benefit to the communities.

    All I ask is that in the transition to the new environment ( with its co-creation wiki areas, live link name checking and ideation labs)  we do not lose any of the simplicity, user friendliness and functionality of the current environment, which is highly valued by me ( and may be others as well? )

    Best regards for a successful implementation


  • Hi Kevin

    Yes completely agree with you - first rule of re-designs 'don't break what's already working well.'

    Although ten years old to modern day you will notice a few changes and they'll hopefully be for the better...

    Thanks for your good wishes - we're working hard with our partners to deliver something you're all going to like :) 



  • Steven

    | 452 Posts

    Chartered Member

    18 Sep, 2015 10:25

    The new forum sounds very interesting.  What will happen to this one, will it be archived or deleted and if the former could it still be searchable



  • Hi Steven

    When we transition over to the new community this one will go, but we're taking the last two years of content over with us. Plus some older threads that still add a lot of value.  


  • Hi

    Will the new site still keep the discussions that we have personally saved as 'favourites?' 

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