This way to the future of work

We believe in the power of the people profession. And the reason for that is simple: organisations are made up of people. Profession for the Future is the CIPD vision for our evolving profession, complete with practical ways for people professionals to make a greater impact and thrive through change.

This is our opportunity to redraw the boundaries of our profession and redefine our business impact. We have never had more scope to shape strategy and lead transformation within organisations across the world.

The first step in this journey is a new Profession Map to help you drive change, manage complexity and navigate uncertainty.

Transition from old to new Profession Map

You’ll be able to use the new Profession Map to:

  • build capability in yourself, teams and organisations

  • develop expertise in emerging areas of practice

  • drive sustainable organisational change

  • be a more confident, decisive and credible people professional

  • prove your value as an expert on people, work and change.

The world of work is changing fast, says Peter Cheese, with 'new roles, skills, ways of working and organisational models emerging. It's an exciting time to be in the people profession. We want to help build confidence and trust in business and the profession, supporting the vision and strategic goals of every organisation and a wider purpose of championing better work and working lives.' The new Profession Map is a big step in that direction, as Peter Cheese explains:

Peter Cheese

The new Profession Map will provide clearer guidance for the future of the people profession, supporting individuals in their development and careers, as well as helping HR teams and organisations to innovate and adapt.

Peter Cheese

CEO, CIPD

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