About the Company

The Company of Human Resource Professionals was formally established as a Guild in June 2015 to foster and promote the profession of HR, to help others into – and through – the HR profession, and to reach out to the community through charitable and pro bono HR activities. Equally, we support The Lord Mayor and the City of London, and collaborate with the other Guilds and Livery Companies. 

We welcome individuals from all disciplines within the profession ranging from generalist HR practitioners through to specialists in all HR disciplines, as well as those engaged in related disciplines (pensions professionals, employment and immigration lawyers, management consultants, etc). In particular, practicing and promoting diversity and inclusion is an important element of the Company's remit and this is a key function within the profession.

A frequently asked question is “what differentiates a guild from a professional institute?” The answer is that a professional institute is for the development of individuals and their careers, whilst a guild is about giving back to the profession through using HR skills for the benefit of others.