Factsheets

Factsheets provide introductory guidance on a range of business, HR, and learning and development issues. They also include useful links and reading lists for further research, and are updated regularly. Many include the CIPD viewpoint.

Business strategy and insights


Introductory guidance covering what corporate responsibility (CR) is, its importance and HR's role in embedding practice. Considers introducing a strategy, measuring and reporting. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering PESTLE analysis, its development as a strategic diagnostic tool, the process, possible applications and the link with SWOT. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering SWOT analysis (a diagnostic tool for assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), its development, the process and possible applications. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance defining human capital and covering its measurement and reporting. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what HR analytics is, the nature of HR data, HR analytics strategy and process, and examples. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what employer branding is and why it matters for HR. It looks at developing a brand and how organisations benefit. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what the psychological contract is and why it matters, the changing employment relationship and the strategic implications. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance for CIPD members, drawing on research into global cultural differences and on the culture considerations employees need to make when working internationally. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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HR strategy and function


Introductory guidance covering the purpose of HR policies, who should write them, which HR policies should be considered, and sources of information. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering line managers' roles in delivering HR processes and practices, and the qualities and skills they need to deliver HR successfully. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what HR business partnering is, how the model has developed and how widely it has been adopted. It also considers the role of HR business partners. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering strategic HRM and how it differs from HR strategy, its relationship with business strategy and human capital management, and the impact of strategic HRM on business performance. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering definitions and a brief history of organisation development. The link between OD and human resource management is discussed. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering why organisations change, managing the change process and covering HR's role. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the importance of good internal workplace communications and developing an effective strategy. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the evolution and objectives of job design, the factors affecting it and approaches to designing jobs. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what workforce planning is and the activites involved, 'hard' and 'soft' approaches, stages of the process and an action point list. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance defining ‘talent’ and ‘talent management’, exploring the changing context and business case, features of a talent management strategy and implementation. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on effective talent management in an international context, covering strategy, succession planning and development opportunties. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on succession planning and looking at its main features and considering the role of HR. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Recruitment and resourcing


Introductory guidance covering the main stages in the recruitment process. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on the international aspects of resourcing, HR planning and recruitment and selection methods. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on planning and managing international assignments, with a checklist. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the processes for selecting candidates including interviewing, psychological testing, assessment centres and references. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the importance and purpose of employee induction, setting up and running an induction programme and a suggested checklist. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Performance and reward management


Introductory guidance on the performance management process, how it works and outlining the tools it uses. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on competence and its use in HR. The basic principles and application of competency frameworks are outlined. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on performance appraisal, its contribution to the performance management process, and the skills needed for it to be successful. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on 360 degree feedback, its value, good practice and using online feedback. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering different types of pay structures, including local pay and regional arrangements, and their use by employers. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering what strategic reward and total reward are, as well as roles and approaches. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on reward in a global context and especially rewarding employees on international assignments. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on employee turnover levels, measuring them and the cost. It explores why people leave and advises on developing employee retention strategies. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Learning and development


Introductory guidance on creating a learning, training and development strategy and putting it into practice to support organisational success. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering costs and total spend on learning and development activities and the issues involved in benchmarking. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on the importance of training and learning needs analysis (TLNA) and its role in an organisational setting. Includes the CIPD viewpont.

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Introductory guidance covering what helping people to learn means in a workplace context, evolving theories on supporting learning, strategic and practical issues in helping people learn and assessing effectiveness. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the types of workplace-based and off-site learning methods, and how appropriate methods should be chosen. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance covering the scope and types of e-learning, its benefits and drawbacks, and the findings of our research and surveys into recent trends. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on what management development is, ways of identifying needs, various techniques which are used and the importance of evaluating programmes. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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Introductory guidance on the attributes of leadership, the differences between leadership and management, how leaders can be developed and HR leadership. Includes the CIPD viewpoint.

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