Chartered Companion is the highest level of recognition in the world of HR and people development. The CIPD's select group of Chartered Companions are exceptional leaders who have a proven track record within organisations and have demonstrated exceptional impact on the profession over their careers. This is the highest accolade and level of membership awarded by the CIPD professional body and the selection of individuals to enter this group is made directly by the CIPD Board.

Louise Fisher

I am delighted to share the news that we have opened up our process for nominating senior HR professionals as Companions of the CIPD. We have opened up the process because we want to recognise more widely the many HR professionals who do outstanding work. Our new process launches this September and we will be announcing our first Companions using this new process at our AGM in December. This is a wonderful opportunity for CIPD Chartered members to recognise their peers who lead the way in furthering the HR profession and in championing the purpose of the CIPD.

We look forward to receiving many nominations celebrating the outstanding HR leaders in our profession and in celebrating our new Companions in December.

Louise Fisher
CIPD Chair

What makes someone a great Chartered Companion?

We're looking for individuals who through their professional career have made a positive impact in the furtherance of our purpose of Championing Better Work and Working lives, such as:

  • Outstanding or distinguised service to the institute or contribution to the advancement of the profession
  • A track record of delivering change that impacts across a diversity of industry backgrounds beyond the boundaries of one organisation, and the traditional boundaries of HR
  • Setting an outstanding standard and being a role model for the rest of the HR profession
  • A passion and commitment to professional HR
  • Ambassador, advocate and promoter of CIPD within the profession.

How does it work?

Nominations can be made by any CIPD member who has Chartered status. The nominee must hold Chartered Fellow status and have made an outstanding contribution to the HR profession. It is not possible to nominate yourself.

Nominations open on 01 October 2019 . You'll need to complete the nomination form below and return it to companion.nomination@cipd.co.uk before 25 October 2019.

The nominations will then be reviewed and a maximum of 10 will be selected to be awarded Chartered Companion status. These will be sent to the board to be agreed in November.

Nominations will be announced in December. Successful nominations will be upgraded to Chartered Companion and will receive a Chartered Companion certificate.

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