HR qualifications


How to start a career in HR

The number of potential routes into a career in HR is growing – from starting as an apprentice to a...


HR education: should I study for a Masters qualification?

13 Jun 2016

A popular option both for new graduate and mid-career HR professionals is to study for a Masters degree in human...

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Study CIPD Level 7 online and become a qualified HR director

4 Aug 2015

PROMOTED You can now study online up to the highest HR qualification – the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.

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Transatlantic trends: HR in the US vs the UK

1 May 2015

Given the huge disparities in the levels of maternity pay and annual leave, UK professionals could be forgiven for thinking...

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Experience is the ticket to HR career progression

10 Jan 2014

Experience is the most crucial factor when it comes to advancing a career in HR, according to the findings of an XpertHR survey into the profession.

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Is it worth HR professionals getting an MBA?

11 Apr 2012

We look at whether or not the investment required to attain an MBA is worthwhile in the current economic climate....

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Key learning and development skills to get you noticed

7 Nov 2011

One of our most popular career articles is HR skills to get you noticed, in which we suggest stand-out details...

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Getting to HR director level

24 Feb 2011

The classic route to HR director level takes five career steps over a period of 20 years, according to CIPD...

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Self-development in your HR career

24 Feb 2011

Demonstrable evidence of self-development does not just help HR professionals to succeed in the job they hold but can also...

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Portsmouth leads the way in managing Britain’s talent

4 Aug 2010

Portsmouth Business School is leading the way in publishing student textbooks for human resource management programmes. Three out of four...

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CIPD membership level changes could raise concerns among less experienced HR workers

26 Feb 2010

Less experienced HR workers have expressed concern that new changes to CIPD membership levels could disadvantage them in the jobs...

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CIPD approves DPG as the first provider for new qualifications

22 Feb 2010

DPG plc is the first national Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centre to gain the CIPD’s approval to deliver...

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Masters graduates weather recession storm better than first degree counterparts

4 Feb 2010

Masters graduates were less affected by the early stages of recession, experiencing lower levels of unemployment than their first degree...

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Premier Partnership to add new ILM Level 2 Qualifications developed with COGENT

28 Jul 2009

The Institute of Leardership and Management (ILM) has invited accredited ILM centre Premier Partnership to deliver level 2 qualifications which have...

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Friday Podcast: the Budget and HR; local pay deal rejection; CIPD benchmark response

24 Apr 2009

HR news and analysis including:

what the biggest parts of Alistair Darling’s 2009 Budget mean for HR;
the rejection of...

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