The CIPD (the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the main professional body for anyone working in HR or L&D. Its qualifications are recognised as the industry’s professional standard, with thousands of students signing up to its programmes each year – over 18,000, according to the CIPD’s website.
The CIPD offer three levels of HR qualifications:
In the HR field, an organisation is able to boost its performance through attracting the right talent, retaining key staff and helping to fulfil the short and long-term requirements of your organisation’s strategy in a dynamic labour market.
If you choose to specialise in HR you can expect to help organisations plan for the supply and demand of labour, staff turnover, retirement and redundancies.
To be successful in an HR role you will need to be decisive, work well in a team and focused on delivering best possible results for the organisation.