As people professionals, it's critical that we value people and put them at the centre of our approach - balancing consideration, compassion and fairness, and supporting others to do so.

We have a key role to play in organisations to build a sense of shared purpose, and to give people a meaningful voice on matters that affect their working lives.

In working alongside managers and leaders, people professionals will work to encourage a culture of trust, people development and well-being, to enable all to be their best at work.

NIE Network case study: Power to the people

How a framework for listening and responding to every voice has given the change-weary employees of NIE Network their spark back. Read NIE Network’s story.

Things to start thinking about

Use these prompts to reflect on your understanding of Valuing people and uncover areas for future professional development.

  1. Whose views and opinions do you most readily consider in your work? Which voices may not be heard and how can you change this?

  2. How do you ensure your organisation’s decision-making process considers people’s well-being?

  3. When did you last review your organisation’s approach to well-being?

  4. How do you balance compassion and fairness in your approach?