Managing the employee lifecycle

What is the employee lifecycle? Explore the key stages of the employee lifecycle, from attracting new employees to their eventual exit.

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People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain the different stages of the employee lifecycle
  • recognise what good practice looks like at each stage of an employee’s lifecycle
  • identify how each stage of the employee lifecycle relates to achieving organisational goals
  • initiate a discussion and ask insightful questions in your organisation.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes 

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Those who want to know more about the employee lifecycle. This course is suitable for people working in or outside the people profession.


This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What you can expect from ‘managing the employee lifecycle’ course

This short course will give you a high-level overview of each stage of the employee lifecycle. You’ll build on your knowledge of how different teams and roles are responsible for delivering a good employee experience throughout an employee’s time at your organisation. This course will give a thorough understanding and basis for further learning.

What you’ll need to do on this ‘CIPD employee lifecycle’ course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this ‘CIPD employee lifecycle’ course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • answer the question, ‘What is the employee lifecycle?’
  • carry out tasks relevant to your role to support employees through their lifecycle
  • have an informed conversation with key stakeholders.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.