Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) members have voted to apply for individual chartered status.
At its Extraordinary General Meeting in London yesterday (Wednesday, 4 June) , the members of the CIPD voted overwhelmingly in favour of making a formal application to the Privy Council to give the institute power to permit all its full members to use the title “chartered”.
Over 45 per cent of full members of the institute participated in the vote, with 98.8 per cent of them voting in favour.
CIPD director general Geoff Armstrong said: “In July 2000 we received our Royal Charter in recognition of our contribution to the field of people management. At that time we made an important promise - to seek approval to award individual chartered title when the time was right.
“The title ‘chartered’ will confirm to employers that they are employing a knowledgeable people management professional, who understands the wider business context and who is committed to continuing professional development.”
A formal letter has now been sent to the Privy Council seeking approval to change the CIPD’s byelaws. Assuming approval, the CIPD expects that all existing full members and those who become full members after October 1 this year, will be able to call themselves chartered from this date.