2013 marks the 100th year of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

In 1913 when what would become the CIPD began Boots, Cadbury, Chivers and Rowntree were some of the original companies present at the first meeting of the Welfare Workers’ Association in June. The meeting was chaired by well-known industrialist Seebohm Rowntree and there were 34 attendees of whom 29 were women.

Now the CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body with over 135,000 members across 120 countries.

Find out more about how the CIPD began with their Centenary Timeline.

Check out the range of events happening across the CIPD to celebrate their 100th year and test your knowledge of HR with the Centenary Quiz.

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