Dear Community Members,
I want to say something. I want to say ‘thank you’. Thank you for being a member of our Community. Your Community.
In these very challenging times so many of you have had to change the way you work. Some of you have even been put on furlough yourselves; some have unfortunately lost your jobs. While some people might be coping well in the current change, others are really struggling; some simply have bigger things going on than work.
The forum has been twice as busy over the last six weeks and I want to thank everyone for contributing - whether you’re asking, answering or sharing; whether you’re posting for the first time, or the thousandth time. You make this Community what it is… together.
It has been challenging for me to keep up with all the posts; I know some questions are asked repeatedly… but I also understand there are always subtleties and nuances. I do a bit of ‘merging’ threads together; a little editing of titles… but not too much. Some of you come to the Community to seek validation for your approach (especially if you’re in a standalone role); many will have their opinions challenged. The different perspectives and approaches all add tremendous value. We can all learn from one another.
We’re well into our 17th year. The Community has grown but it still feels like a safe and comfortable place to come and ask questions and seek guidance from peers. I know this because I often receive emails telling me!
A special thank you to our trusted group of Community ‘champions’. You are here as much (if not more) than I am. You are truly brilliant and I know your experience is appreciated by so many.
All of us at CIPD HQ (now WFH) also care. Many of my colleagues are busy lobbying the government on your behalf and interpreting the emerging and evolving guidance. Much of this finds its way quickly onto our website, here.
Once again - thank you. I’m proud to be involved with this amazing Community.