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A Diverse Global Network of Organisations Focused on People & Performance

ILO claim closing gender cap could add trillions to global economy

Thu, June 15th, 2017

WEF announce policy initiative on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion

Thu, January 1st, 1970

Against a background of an emerging consensus on the need for a more socially inclusive approach to generating economic growth the World Economic Forum have responded to this challenge with the release of a far reaching Inclusive Growth and Development Report. The report consists of a policy framework and benchmarking data with national performance indicators. Together, the policy framework and be...

Progress towards HR Standards

Thu, January 1st, 1970

Progress towards HR Standards Standards are a defining characteristic of professions but, until recently the HR and HRD fields have lacked any agreed standards of practice to guide and characterise the value and treatment of employees. In July 2015 the British Standards Institute (BSI) published the first UK national overarching people management standard, officially titled: ‘BS 76000 Hu...

Second issue of IJHRDPP&R published

Thu, November 6th, 2016

The second issue of the International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy & Research (a joint IFTDO UFHRD publication) is now published. Catherine Lombardozzi from the USA, addresses self-directed learning. Caitriona Hughes and Corina Sheerin (Ireland), report on their work looking at mentoring for females working in investment banking and Ruth Leggett and Joanne James (UK) explore the benefits of...

World Bank and ILO to support entrepreneurship and young person skills development in MENA region

Thu, October 18th, 2016

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced a new partnership to support entrepreneurship and skills development among young people in the Middle East and North Africa, part of a wider effort to foster private sector growth and drive economic development. The MENA region has the highest official unemployment rate of any region in the wor...

CIPD to work with UK Civil Service to strengthen capabilities of HR professionals

Thu, October 12th, 2016

CIPD to work with UK Civil Service to strengthen capabilities of HR professionals The CIPD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UKs Civil Service which outlines how the two organisations will collaborate to professionalise and upskill HR professionals in the UK Civil Service. There are around 4,000 staff in CSHR who will benefit from the arrangement, which comes at...

The ‘70+20+10’ learning framework: new report on evidence based practice

Thu, May 23rd, 2016

The essence of the 70:20:10 framework is that learning can be considered as being roughly: 70% from on job experiences, tasks and problem solving; 20% from feedback and from observing and working with others and 10% from formal, classroom or online, training. A new, evidence based report from Towards Maturity looks at the actions behind the numbers and the impact upon performance. At the heart...

IFTDO and UFHRD launch new HRD journal

Sun, February 15th, 2016

A new HRD journal will be launched in 2016. This is a result of a partnership between IFTDO and the University Forum for HRD (UFHRD). The International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy & Research will be a peer-reviewed journal, seeking to bring together international practitioner and academic expertise to promote and support the understanding and practice of Human Resource Development. It...

Call for new "people centric" model of growth

Thu, December 5th, 2015

Call for new people centric model of growth The Latest World Economic Forum Human Capital Report finds that a world where “nobody is left behind” remains a distant prospect, even in advanced economies. The index takes a life-course approach to human capital, evaluating the levels of education, skills and employment available to people in five distinct age groups, starting from u...

Global Poll on Women at Work

Thu, December 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, June 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

Sun, October 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...