About the CIPD

18 August 2015
We’re an independent and not-for-profit organisation and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. As the professional body for HR and people development, we exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, agility and strength to make a real difference to our members, to businesses, to the economy and to all working people.
 
Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.
18 August 2015

Advancing the HR and L&D profession in Asia

Our purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society. In other words, we’re committed to finding the sweet spot between the construct of work itself and people’s experience of work (their working lives), to create a win-win situation for everyone.
 
Across Asia, where unprecedented rates of growth and levels of change are placing strong demands on organisations to be more agile, innovative and creative, the importance of championing better work and working lives is well recognised. Governments and employers across the region value HR’s crucial role in building organisations that thrive, developing the talent pool to lead them, and ensuring economies and society prosper as a result.
 
For a number of years, employers in South East Asia have been turning to the CIPD for help in navigating these challenges and opportunities. Our independent research and track record in setting internationally-recognised professional standards provides the foundations to guide organisations as they build their leadership and HR capabilities, as well as their capacity to change.
 
Our office in Singapore provides a central hub for a growing community of CIPD members across Asia to network, and the local CIPD team is forging partnerships with employers and Government departments across the region to help shape the future of HR and the world of work.
Our purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.
 
In other words, we’re committed to finding the sweet spot between the construct of work itself and people’s experience at work (their working lives), to create a win-win situation for everyone. We believe that good people management and development is not only good for individuals, but it's also crucial to the success of businesses and economies, which in turn can benefit people and society. Looking after the interests and wellbeing of employees is a good place to start. But to create maximum value for everyone concerned, we must also ensure that work itself is well defined and managed (in terms of what work is, where it’s done, how it’s done and who does it).
Our vision is to define and represent the international benchmark for excellence in people and organisation management and development.
We’ll achieve our vision through our mission to advance knowledge and understanding of the world of work, workforce and workplace in order to encourage and support people and organisations to be the best they can be.
 
As a trusted and respected partner with a clear voice, at the heart of a growing and vibrant community, we will set the standard for professionalism by:
  • leading the debate on issues of ethics, principles, values and behaviours
  • promoting and developing the professions of HR and people development
  • inspiring member engagement
  • advising policy-makers and regulators.
Everything we do at the CIPD is driven by four core values:
  • Purposeful - we have clear goals and finish what we start
  • Agile - we are responsive and think on our feet
  • Collaborative - we work together and with others to achieved shared goals
  • Expert - we know our stuff and have a clear point of view.