• A post about membership cards

    This year we made a change in our membership cards that was welcomed by many for its environmental impact, but had a number of quality issues that we need to apologise for and swiftly did . As we received feedback to the change we were asked a n...
    • 7 Jun 2019
  • A Membership update

    Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the results of our Membership Survey and doing a deep dive into the key areas. Ahead of that series of posts, I wanted to share with you some of our recent highlights, especially around the areas of commu...
    • 17 May 2019
  • Five things to watch out for in 2019

    As an end to a relatively tumultuous 2018 draws into clear view - and Santa ponders whether next year he should be micro-chipping his workforce - it makes sense to reflect on what 2019 might have in store for us. It’s likely to be another year ...
    • 21 Dec 2018
  • We’re listening and acting to enhance your membership experience…

    We recently undertook our largest ever member survey and I wanted to let you know a little about what it told us, and to be really open about how we’re going to respond. Before I do that I wanted to thank the thousands of you who completed it a...
    • 11 Dec 2018
  • What is the right approach to leadership, team building and performance?

    Earlier in my career I worked in a ‘meritocracy’. That was the aspired organisational aim — that the cream would rise to the top and poor performance and ability would not be tolerated. We would then have a competitive advantage through talent. The top...

    • 11 Jul 2018
  • My new job – explained

    My name is David D'Souza and I've been the CIPD's Membership Director for two weeks now. I wanted to share both why I am excited about the role and some of our plans as an organisation. 

    I've been working in HR for over 15 years. I've worked...

    • 28 Mar 2018
  • HR and tech - the divide that can’t be

    Technology and HR continue to be uneasy bedfellows. It’s the world’s longest ‘will they, won’t they?’. A largely unfulfilled romance. A match made in heaven that everybody can see the opportunity for but that never quite makes it to the altar. It’s Pride...

    • 17 May 2017
  • How can HR be better?

    If you are starting your career in HR and you can juggle the list below then the profession will get better over time – due to you…

    • Get really honest feedback from the business you work in, so you can see what needs to be done. Nothing...

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • Will you ever want a hug from a robot? 50 Questions about the Future of Work

    The truth about the future of work will become a little clearer as each day passes, but it is never too early to ask curious questions.

    Here are my 50 questions for you to ponder about the future of work - whether on your own, out loud or in teams.

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    • 21 Sep 2016
  • Being Authentic Authentically

    When I first started working at the CIPD I was asked if I would continue to be authentic, as if I had a ready made fake alter-ego waiting in a cupboard for just such an occasion. Lots of the questions, interestingly centred around appearance - Would...

    • 7 Jun 2016