About us

How our community of HR professionals are championing better work for all.

About us

People professionals are the experts in people, work and change. They are uniquely placed to make a difference to individuals, organisations and societies. As their professional body, the CIPD supports them in championing good work and better working lives.

We give CIPD members and professionals across our wider community the opportunity to do much more; to share their talents with those who need them most, to broaden their experiences and insights, to influence good practice across their organisations and to diversify and strengthen our profession.

We harness the experiences of people professionals – experts in Human Resources, Learning and Development, Organisational Development and other specialisms. Together we tackle barriers to work and create inclusive workplaces, connect individuals and organisations, and give professionals the opportunity to make an impact beyond their everyday practice and their own organisations.

Our mentoring and development programmes are built around the communities we serve, the talents of our professional community and the concerns of our partners.

How we help

Many of our programmes help people get into work and return to work. Others support people from all backgrounds to develop in the people profession. With the experience of our community of people professionals, we focus on those who face greater challenges in the workplace.

The CIPD and the CIPD Trust

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has been championing better work and working lives for over 100 years. We created the CIPD Trust in April 2022. We did it to grow our social impact, amplify our purpose, extend our charitable works and continue to build diversity within our profession. 

Why work with us?

When you put people first, everyone stands to gain.

Transform lives

Share your time, talents and experience to give others greater aspiration and opportunity.  

Transform our profession

Strengthen your practice and our profession by helping people who face different barriers to work. 

Transform society

Show what we can do together when we join forces and share our expertise. 

Discover Our impact

Explore how the Trust is affecting working lives and read our success stories