Managing the Employee Lifecycle Essential Insights

Discover ways to deliver good employee experience throughout all stages of an employee's lifecycle.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights


Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

Explore the key stages of the employee lifecycle, from attraction of new potential employees through to recruitment, induction, development and exit.

This evidence-based, principles-led and outcomes driven course will provide you with a high-level overview of the importance of each of the stages 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.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


In this course, you will:

  • explain the different stages of the employee lifecycle
  • recognise what good practice organisations do at each stage of an employee’s lifecycle
  • identify the importance of each stage of the employee lifecycle to the achievement of organisational goals
  • initiate a discussion and ask insightful questions in your own organisation.

Is this course right for me?

If you are looking to gain insight into the employee lifecycle, then this course if for you.

You will discover how to initiate discussions with key stakeholders within your own organisation and gain a baseline knowledge of each stage of an employee’s career journey,

This course is suitable for those working in or outside the people profession.

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