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People Practice

A Complete Guide

Excel in your studies and kickstart your career as a people professional with this brand new textbook for the CIPD Certificate in People Practice.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398602427
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 247x190
256 pages

About the book

Use this brand-new textbook written to support the Level 3 CIPD Certificate in People Practice to succeed in your studies and launch your career as a people professional.

Structured around the core knowledge and behaviours needed for the Level 3 CIPD qualification, People Practice provides a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of the key areas of the people profession. This includes business, culture and change in context, workforce analytics and the necessary skills and knowledge for people professionals. This book covers everything from understanding how external factors impact organizational goals, how to develop professional courage and build ethical and inclusive practices through to recruitment, performance, reward and supporting others.

Written by the team who developed the new CIPD Level 3 qualification, this book will ensure that students learn both the theory and practice necessary for their academic studies and their future careers. Full of case studies, exercises, key definition boxes and reflective questions, this book will allow students to test their understanding, see how the theory applies in the workplace and develop their critical thinking skills. Further reading suggestions in each chapter encourage a wide and broad engagement with the subject. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, a lecturer's manual and multiple choice questions for students.

About the authors

Karen Waite is Lead External Quality Advisor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Founder and Director of Leap Like a Salmon Ltd. She is based in Leeds, UK.

Kathy Beevers, Chartered FCIPD, is a qualified trainer, coach and author. She runs a learning and qualifications consultancy, Lightbulb Learning Ltd, and is also the Chief External Quality Advisor (CEQA) for CIPD. She is based in Halifax, UK.

Nicky Small is an HR Lecturer at Solihull College and University Centre, UK, with over 30 years' experience of working in and teaching HR. She is based in Birmingham, UK.


Dr Keith Tomlinson is an HRM and Management Consultant, based in Lancashire, UK, with over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering HRM and management programmes within the HE and FE sector.

Shazad Hussain is the Human Resources Director for Justice and Immigration at Serco, Ltd. He is based in Bradford, UK.


People Practice is indeed a complete guide! It provides full coverage of the topics existing and aspirant people managers and specialist practitioners of HR, L&D or OD need to know and understand to plan and deliver great people practice. The activities and case studies prompt reflection and provide inspiration in equal measure and will encourage readers to evaluate people practices in their own organisations. It should be essential reading for all those who are intent on creating and sustaining great people practices.

Amanda Thompson, Head of Personalisation and Experiential Learning, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University