Saturday, 14 May 2011

CIPD launches consultation on revised code of conduct

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published a revised code of professional conduct, which has been issued for consultation on the 11th May 2011 - CIPD consults on revised Code of Professional Conduct

They state that clear expected standards of ethics, integrity, behaviour and competence lie at the heart of a revised Code of Professional Conduct issued for consultation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) today (11th May 2011).

The consultation process on a revised Code, designed to better reflect the world as it is today, post-financial crisis, comes at a time when there are widespread questions being raised about confidence in business as a whole. The CIPD maintains a Code of Professional Conduct to ensure members are held to account for behaviour and actions that fall below the standards it contains. The CIPD's existing Code of Conduct remains in force during the consultation on the revised draft Code. Hearings on alleged breaches of the Code are heard by a panel of experienced HR professionals, drawn from the Institute's professional conduct committee.

Launching the consultation, Jackie Orme, CIPD Chief Executive, said:
"CIPD membership is a trusted and respected benchmark of HR professionalism. We've already completed thorough reviews of professional standards and entry requirements. The time is now right to review and update our Code of Conduct, to ensure it remains relevant to the world as it is today, particularly in the context of an ongoing crisis of confidence in business as a whole, post-financial crash.

"We're clear that HR has a central role in delivering the sustainable performance organisations strive for. But to fulfil that role, we need to be confident we have a responsible HR profession, capable of safeguarding its own standards of ethics, integrity, behaviour and competence. A revised CIPD Code of Professional Conduct will give us the tools to support the profession in that task.

"We've already consulted closely with the profession in developing the new draft Code. We've drawn on detailed focus groups to incorporate extensive feedback from HR professionals. Over the coming months we'll be consulting on the current draft, ready to approve a final, revised Code in the autumn. We look forward to receiving feedback from the profession to help us complete our review."

Responses to the consultation are invited by 15 July. A revised Code of Conduct is due to be approved by the Board of the CIPD in the autumn of 2011

Source CIPD

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