AIDP, the Italian Association for People Management, is a non-political and non-profit organization whose members are managers and professionals active in the field of human resources, both in private, governmental and public organizations of every size and description, and people who deal with issues regarding the relationship between “people and work” in a scholarly, research or academic capacity. Established in 1960, is composed of members who have joined on an individual and voluntary basis. It has the goal of enhancing the professionalism of its members and serving as an active component in the process of developing human resources in the workplace, in the wider context of the social evolution of the country, with the aim of promoting the basic importance of the individual and human dignity in the workplace and society at large.
Through initiatives, publications, projects and researches on the most important issues regarding the world of work and the future of the HR Management, AIDP is a source of professional services and a driver of development of the professionalism of the members, prerequisite for the success of organizations and the growth of the people.
Boasting some 3.000 members and a community of more than 18.000 members AIDP has sixteen regional and inter-regional chapters and is an active component of EAPM (the European Association of People Management) and WFPMA (the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations).
In 2001 AIDP founded FMRH the Mediterranean Federation for the study and diffusion of issues regarding the management of human resources in collaboration with the governments of France, Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Marocco and Tunisia.
It regularly publishes Direzione del Personale (on a quarterly basis) and the webzine Hr on Line (twice a week), and a series of books on the Management of Human Resources published by Guerini Next.