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Welcome to the #CDIBigListen.

As a CDI member, you’ll receive invitations throughout the year to take part in #CDIBigLIsten surveys. These are your way of sharing your views on the CDI, our services and support, your experience working in career development and the key issues you face in your work.


Why is this important?

Understanding the needs of our members is vital for us to continue to enhance the services and support we offer, and your views will help guide our work representing the career development profession. By completing the survey you enable us to:

  • Develop future services and support that meet your needs
  • Focus action on the issues most important to you
  • Influence policy so you can best support your clients

All the surveys are anonymous – we are keen to get feedback that is open and honest. We’ll share the key findings from each survey on these pages and in the CDI’s Career Matters magazine.


#CDIBigListen #2 (November 2021):now live

Our second survey has now launched, and all CDI members will receive an email invitation to take part. 

The survey focuses on your views of the career development profession, to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and the areas you feel needs most focus. The survey also captures information on pay and benefits across the profession, to help us identify where there are issues around pay and to inform upcoming work in this area. 

To create a complete picture of pay and reward across the profession, this survey is also open to everyone across the sector. 

The survey is anonymous, and we would encourage everyone to complete it, to ensure the greatest clarity of the sector and provide compelling evidence to support future initiatives. As before, we will share the key findings in the next edition of Career Matters and on this page, along with updates on how we are using the information. 

 Please look out for the email in the coming weeks and we look forward to your feedback. 


#CDIBigListen (July 2021)

Thank you to the 550 members who responded to our first #CDIBigListen survey, our largest ever response to a member survey!

This first survey focused on your views of being a CDI member, the services and support we provide and how you perceive the CDI. The results are summarised in the October 2021 edition of Career Matters and in the attached #CDIBigListen July 2021 summary.

Your feedback was very positive, with lots of support for the CDI and the many services we offer. It also identified some key areas where we need to do more – making it easier to access and use our services, improving our digital capability and championing career development with the public and employers. These insights have fed into the development of the CDI’s 2025 strategy as well as our plans to continue to drive greater benefit for members.