We help organisations thrive by focusing on their people, supporting our economies and societies. We’re the professional body for human resources (HR), learning and development (L&D), organisation development (OD) and all people professionals – experts in people, work and change.
With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using our research, insights and learning – we give trusted advice and offer independent thought leadership. And we are a leading voice in the call for good work that creates value for everyone.
Our purpose and impact
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Where we work
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Influencing public policy
Championing better work and working lives around the world
We want to see good work within inclusive and responsible businesses, making our economies and societies stronger. In our changed and changing world of work, the need to deliver on this has never been more urgent.
We lead and support the people profession, setting the standards, building capabilities, and connecting our international community of HR, L&D, OD and all people professionals. Through our Royal Charter, only we can award internationally recognised chartered status. We offer qualifications and learning programmes that develop our general and specialist practitioners.
With almost 160,000 members globally – and a growing community using our research, insights, and learning – we provide a strong voice for our profession. We work with governments and organisations to campaign for better work. We help people managers support their diverse teams to get the best out of their people, meeting the demands of changing workplaces and working practices.
Our charitable status means we provide an inclusive community and independent voice across the world. We lead debate, challenge when it matters and use our influence for the better. We see a future where work helps people to find their talents, develop them, and protect their wellbeing, so they can give their best. We want to improve work for all, strengthening the people profession and recognising their vital part in achieving this purpose.
Tackling barriers to work today whilst creating inclusive workplaces of tomorrow.
Our policy experts influence government, organisations and help shape public debate
We are the only professional body that can award chartered status to all people professionals
How our structure, governance and leadership keep our charitable and business activities responsible, accountable, sustainable and transparent
Read all the latest updates about our work to lead and support the people profession to champion better work and working lives