Our people

A wide range of experts play their part in helping the CIPD to champion better work and working lives.

We undertake a wide range of activities to help people professionals to be the experts on people, work and change. As a result, our employees have diverse skills – from the research and policy advisers who develop our thinking, to the people in our contact centre who give our members and customers a great experience.

We have 316 employees in our offices in the UK, Ireland, Singapore and Dubai. Supporting this core workforce are 2,850 volunteers and associates. This includes members who act as the face of the CIPD at a local branch level, as well as those involved in our community investment initiatives. It also encompasses people who help us consider alleged breaches of our Code of Professional Conduct.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To achieve our ambitions, we need a diverse workforce with diverse skills and perspectives.

We regularly review the ways in which we can make the CIPD an attractive and accessible place to work for people from all backgrounds. The goal? To create a productive environment in which people feel valued, talents are utilised, and both overarching organisational and personal objectives are met. 

You can read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion by visiting our dedicated page below.

Our values

Four core values drive our work; they inform our daily interactions and enable our performance

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Disability Confident employer

The CIPD is a Disability Confident Leader. We work with the DWP and lead the way in changing attitudes towards disability, and to encourage all employers to provide opportunities to ensure that people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions are able to fulfil their potential at work. We regularly review our own people practices and approaches to ensure that our workplace is as open, diverse, accessible and inclusive as possible. 

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Stonewall Global Diversity Champion

The CIPD is a member of Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champions programme, working together to ensure that we are an LGBT+ inclusive employer and membership organisation across our UK and International communities. Our principles – work matters, people matter and professionalism matters – enshrine our belief that good work is safe and inclusive.

Stonewall and the CIPD share the vision that by embedding inclusive values, organisations can drive higher levels of wellbeing, motivation, satisfaction and productivity. Our ambition is to ensure that all of our staff and volunteers feel confident and comfortable in bringing their whole selves to work - because people perform better when they can be themselves. 

Read: The CIPD pledges to make a positive difference to LGBT+ workers