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Profession for the Future

We know that the world of work is changing, with major trends – from digitisation to the gig economy – creating new expectations about the role of work. Profession for the Future is the CIPD’s strategy to equip people professionals to strive and thrive in that future; after all, it’s our expertise that ensures work creates sustainable value for everyone. As part of our Profession for the Future programme of work, we are setting out what we stand for as a profession in a set principles, we are defining the knowledge and behaviours we will need in a new Professional Standards Framework, and we are building the evidence base to help us make good decisions. 


We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we're the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the expertise to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

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