Public policy engagement at the CIPD involves both engaging with ministers and other policy makers and engaging our members to ensure that we draw on the knowledge and expertise within our 160,000-strong membership to inform our views to government. This two-way engagement can help influence policy making and day-to-day people management practice, for example by ensuring members are aware of changes to legislation or new practitioner guidance developed in response to our public policy work.

We engage with government and policy-makers in a variety of ways. We regularly attend private meetings with Ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, as well as key stakeholders in Whitehall and other business organisations. We also produce a large number of reports each year that provide insight into the wide spectrum of issues that affect the workplace. Finally, we respond to a wide range of consultations, ensuring that the CIPD voice is heard in matters of policy that will affect our members and the wider business community.

The CIPD is the leading independent voice on workplace performance and skills. We draw on our extensive research and the expertise and experience of our members on the front-line to highlight and promote new and best practice and produce practical guidance for the benefit of employers, employees and policy makers. On a macro-economic scale, our expertise and the data we gather from our membership gives us an unrivalled capacity to accurately forecast labour market trends and to consider the impact of employment legislation across all sectors and sizes of organisation.

Our recent engagement

Flexible Working Taskforce

Providing resources produced by both the CIPD and the Flexible Working Taskforce to help you understand the benefits of flexible working and increase the opportunities available in your organisation

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Gender pay gap reporting

Resources and guidance to explain the gender pay gap, the reporting requirements and the steps you can take to address the gap within your organisation

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CIPD Voice

Put together by our team of policy experts, our two-monthly newsletter tells you how the CIPD is representing members' interests at the highest level

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EU briefings

Highlighting the CIPD's most recent policy positions and research in relation to key EU employment-related developments

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Media centre

Providing expert commentary on the labour market, employment, HR and the world of work

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