We all learn from each other – our working world is broader and richer by seeking diverse and alternative perspectives. We encourage CIPD members to support others and ask for help themselves; sometimes just getting a second opinion is reassuring and of value.

The CIPD Community is an online forum which supports CIPD members to connect with peers to solve workplace problems quickly and collaboratively. For almost two decades it’s been a popular place to share knowledge and network. 

I am standalone and the ability to connect to everyone on this forum (with particular reference and honourable mention to Ray!) has been an absolute godsend for me and worth the membership fee. Has saved my bacon (and my sanity) on more than one occasion.

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Joining the CIPD Community online

Members can browse and contribute to discussion threads on a variety of topics including the latest HR issues of the day, employment law, ways of working, people management, professional qualifications, careers and much more.  
You’ll need an online account to access the full range of exclusive community groups and forums for CIPD members, you can sign up for one here.

Once logged in, you can update your profile to share a bit more about yourself, send private messages, bookmark posts of interest and receive notifications on relevant content. 

The CIPD Community app - new look
and features

Updated in April 2024 to provide you with a better user experience, our CIPD Community mobile app allows you to catch up on the latest discussions and learn, debate and connect on the go.

The app is free and easy to use and provides a secure environment to connect with like-minded HR and L&D professionals quickly and easily, 24/7 straight from your mobile device.

The updated version allows you to access blog posts through the app, and to message privately, so you can connect with other members and share ideas 1-2-1.

CIPD members can also find their digital membership card on the app.


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Search ‘CIPD Community’ in the App Store or the Google Play Store and follow the download instructions. Log in to the Community using your CIPD website login. You’ll only need to do this the first time you use the app on your device. If you have any problems downloading the app, please email cipdcommunitymobile@cipd.co.uk for help.

Useful information

Member benefits

The value of
CIPD membership

CIPD membership gives you access to a range of employment law content to support you in your career.

Find out what CIPD membership has to offer.

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CIPD member benefits

Explore our extensive member benefits, designed to support you in your work and to help you develop your career.

Career guidance

Information and guidance to help you excel in your role, transition into the profession, and manage a career break

Get involved

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