International Federation of Training and Development Organisations

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A Diverse Global Network of Organisations Focused on People & Performance

Global Poll on Women at Work

Fri, Dec 4th, 2015

Gallup and ILO join forces to conduct global poll on women at work The ILO and Gallup, a leading analytics and advice firm, have joined forces to work on the Global Women at Work Project. The partnership is expected to bring fresh insights on the needs and aspirations of working women around the world. Under the agreement, the two organizations will work together to get new insights on gender...

Towards an HR / HRD Standard

Thu, Jun 11th, 2015

Standards are accepted as a defining characteristic of a profession. The path to standardization is long, winding and ambiguous. Finding consensus about the nature of HRM/D remains a challenge. In 2011 an ISO committee to work towards an international standard for HRM was established. However, to date no International standards for HR have been developed and agreed. In 2013 A BSI ‘mirror com...

Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Sat, Oct 18th, 2014

The recently published Global Gender Gap Report 2014, available at, from the World Economic Forum paints a mixed picture of progress towards gender equality. The ninth edition of the report finds that, among the 142 countries measured, the gender gap is narrowest in terms of health and survival. However, the gender gap for economic par...