CIPD hopes new document will raise its profile

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is to release a ‘public policy agenda’ in a bid to raise the profile of the organisation and its members, Personnel Today has learned.

The document will be a compendium of CIPD research and conclusions based on the findings. It will be circulated to opinion formers in the Civil Service, political parties and think-tanks.

However, according to Rob Blevin, head of communications at the CIPD, it will not mean the CIPD will be changing into more of a lobbying organisation. The institute denied the new ‘agenda’ is a reaction to concerns from members that the CIPD should be more aggressive in promoting the HR profession.

“You will not see us out there making a lot of noise – we will never be that kind of organisation,” Blevin said. “This is not a step change for the CIPD, just a natural progression.”

He said that instead the document was designed to inform public policy debates and help “get things right the first time round”.

The document will contain research on subjects such as agency working, the working time directive and flexible working.

There is no confirmed date for the publication of the agenda.

CIPD on the move…

The CIPD moved into new headquarters in Wimbledon, yesterday (Monday).

The new location has a purpose-built library as well as improved IT facilities, allowing the ongoing growth in information and services available to members and the public.

The CIPD said the new building was financed entirely from the sale of its previous site and from existing reserves.

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