Raise the capability, credibility and impact of your people function

To recognise those who are going above and beyond and partnering exclusively with the CIPD to grow the next generation of people professionals, we have developed the CIPD People Development Partner.

To be a CIPD People Development Partner, your organisation must:

  • recognise and align your HR and L&D capability and practices against an international standard of excellence (for example, the CIPD Profession Map)
  • be committed to the ongoing professionalism of your people through qualifications and membership
  • be a champion for the profession by providing entry points (for example through apprenticeships and graduate programmes)
  • work with the CIPD to continually support your team to thrive through training and development
  • invest back into the wider profession by participating in research and policy.

The key to success for any business is how it develops, attracts and retains its people. We see the vital importance of having the very best HR capabilities and talent working for and supporting organisations. That's why we work with hundreds of organisations every year to be the best that they can be.

If your organisation is interested in becoming a People Development Partner with the CIPD, please get in touch by emailing ClientDevelopmentEnquiry@cipd.co.uk

Meet our first People Development Partner

We’re excited to announce Tesco as our first People Development Partner. The company employs more than 400,000 people nationwide and has a people team of 800. Tesco has worked closely with the CIPD for a number of years, helping to develop its HR capabilities through various different ways.

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The People Development Partnership will help us strengthen our capability and support colleagues across our People team to deliver their part in the business strategy

Harriet Buckley, People Capability Manager, Tesco

CIPD membership really helps me with the current people strategy role I do, which is developing and driving our strategy across the group

Emily Griffiths, Chartered MCIPD, People Strategy Manager, Tesco

The CIPD was always on my career bucket list, as they say. HR fascinates me and I think it’s really important to be seen and recognised as a competent HR manager – and to be able to back that up with the credibility, the knowledge and the skills that come from it

Gemma Lillywhite, Project Manager, Colleague Data Privacy, Tesco

I’d recommend Experience Assessment without a shadow of a doubt. You get time to reflect and time to really think about the future and how you’d apply some of your learnings and feedback. And it gives you credibility.

James Goodman, former HR Director, Tesco

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