About Us

The Network for Strategic Human Resources

We are dedicated to encouraging excellence at the ‘hard edge’ of HR across the private and public sectors.

At the Society we promote HR in business strategies. Our role is even more relevant with todays’ emphasis on the importance of strategic partnerships and people related measures.

We have been influential in Workforce Planning and strategy for more than 40 years. Read more about how we began.

Building influential HR networks

Workforce Planning is now a high priority for most businesses and organisations as they try and adapt to the changing and challenging economic landscape. Businesses need to strengthen their skills development policies to ensure employees contribute effectively to the overall business strategy.

Helping businesses with Workforce Planning

We can help your business and organisation by:

  • building a network of influential people involved in the hard edge of people issues;
  • holding events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge;
  • offering educational master classes in relevant subjects;
  • holding joint meetings with other professional societies dedicated to the support of organisations;
  • facilitating and distilling research.

Tutors and Coaching

We can design and deliver coaching to meet your needs.  
This could include face-to-face sessions for however long you want at a location of your choosing, with further support through emails and phone calls.  
Our tutors can provide templates for technical subjects and review reports before they are circulated.  
This is particularly useful where you lack the specialist skills in-house.   
For example, we recently designed a one day programme with a follow up session several months afterwards with telephone and email support in between.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to lead thinking and share good practice in the linking of people, planning and productivity. We provide network forums for those professionals working strategically in HR.

The Society has associated links with sister professional societies such as the CIPD and the Centre for Workforce Intelligence - bodies dedicated to organisational effectiveness - as well as being a voice and stimulus for the HR profession.

A Unique Network Club for HR Practitioners

We provide private forums, meetings and briefings for members stimulated by leading speakers and forward-looking developments.

We can provide tools and techniques for Workforce Planning including - provision of metrics and high performance practice.

We regularly provide insights into private, original research, publications and HR reports.

We offer corporate, individual and student membership. Members come from a wide range of business, academic and public sector organisations across the UK.

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How we are structured

The governing body of the Society is the Council of Trustee Directors, elected at each AGM

IES have had a standing invitation to provide representatives on Council since the Society began.

Day to day management of the Society is in the hands of the President, Chairman and Executive Committee, which is drawn from members of Council. The Society is administered by Julie van Haperen.

Find out more about our Executives 

People Analytics and Planning Society formerly HR Society Ltd  -  The Manpower Society  -  a company limited by guarantee  -  Charity Commission Ref: 261023
Registered Office: 400 Thames Valley Park Drive    Thames Valley Park    Reading   RG6 1PT 
Registered CRO, London, England, no. 976022 

VAT Reg. No. 811 7292 43

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