We provide a wide range of opportunities for staff to learn, develop and progress their careers including:

  • mentoring and coaching
  • an online virtual learning environment
  • 'Learning at Work' week
  • a programme of regular ‘discovery hours’.

For many of our employees, flexible working is an important part of our culture, enabling them to successfully balance the demands of their role with their commitments outside of work. All employees have the right to request flexible working and for the most part we’re able to accommodate those requests.

We wear our Investors in People (IIP) Gold badge with pride. The IIP's thorough assessment, combined with insights from employee surveys, tells us that people:

  • are proud to work with us
  • love our working environment
  • feel a strong alignment with our purpose, vision and priorities
  • are highly engaged with both their specific job and the CIPD as a whole
  • find their colleagues at the CIPD collaborative and supportive to work with.

The physical and mental health and well-being of our staff is imperative – not only because it affects our productivity and ability to succeed, but also because we care about our employees. We host regular health and well-being days at our head office to promote the variety of ways in which our employees can stay fit and healthy as well as the range of benefits we offer to our workforce. Our absence levels are decreasing and are below the national average for the UK.

While pay isn’t usually the main motivator for people working for not-for-profit organisations like ours, we want to reward people fairly for the work they do and our total benefits package must enable us to attract the skills we need to succeed. We’re a Living Wage Employer and we benchmark salaries against the sectors we compete in. We assess and reward the performance of our employees in a variety of ways and, in line with our wider commitment to diversity and inclusion, we monitor pay to guard against any unconscious or conscious bias.

Our values

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

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Our purpose and vision

Championing better work and working lives - because we believe work can and should be a force for good that benefits everyone

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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. 

Stonewall Global Diversity Champions

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