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Meet the Blogsquad

By  2 days ago

As you may know, on Friday we announced our Blogsquad for #cipdACE16. They are: Ian Pettigrew : @Kingfishercoach , Damiana Casile: @Damiana_HR , Gemma Dale: @HR_Gem , Tim Scott: @TimScottHR , Gary Cookson: @Gary_Cookson , Priya Gandhi: @priyadotcom...

Will you ever want a hug from a robot? 50 Questions about the Future of Work

By  6 days ago

The truth about the future of work will become a little clearer as each day passes, but it is never too early to ask curious questions. Here are my 50 questions for you to ponder about the future of work - whether on your own, out loud or in teams...

New Statistics on Zero-Hours Contracts

By  6 days ago

By Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist, CIPD The new estimates from the Office for National Statistics show another significant increase in the number of people on zero-hours contracts. The total has increased to just over 900,000 in April–Jun...

2020 vision for equal pay

By  20 Sep, 2016 11:43

Last month (that is in August 2016) the Institute for Fiscal Studies published a briefing note on the Gender Wage Gap . I’d urge anyone to read the report. Some of its findings are encouraging, at least to an optimist (the gap between hourly wages...

Brexit and Beyond: Supporting the front line and developing a future of Fair Work

By  20 Sep, 2016 10:40

This year in Scotland we're enabling two key networks around people leadership. The Knowledge into Practice group has been active for many years and was put through its paces with a great event in Glasgow on September the 13th with the Army Perso...

Opinion: Take up the challenge and discover the benefits

By  19 Sep, 2016 09:47

By Lee Mason, Chief Executive, County Sports Partnership Network, which runs Workplace Challenge . Employees should be encouraged to bring physical activity into and around the workplace and it’s about more than just keeping fit. How many o...

Open Badges and the Future World of Work

By  14 Sep, 2016 17:01

Hello, in the first digital blog for a while, I would like to welcome a guest blogger, Sarah Corney . As the CIPD's digital content guru she's interested in your thoughts on digital badges that recognise achievements. So without further time wasting...

6 reasons why online learning is so important

By  12 Sep, 2016 09:09

Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development, CIPD Digital technology means that we can connect with others across the world and we now have the power to deliver brilliant learning experiences in an online setting.Online learning is not a technol...

Immigration might help your GDP, but it doesn’t help mine

By  6 Sep, 2016 11:16

Guest blog by Ian Robinson , Immigration Law Partner, Fragomen Worldwide. How would I sum up the job of the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, when she thinks about immigration in a post-Brexit world? ‘Immigration might be good for your GDP, but i...

Is tax really just for the little people who work?

By  2 Sep, 2016 11:23

Leona Helmsley a mega rich new New York property developer is reported to have said after her arrest for tax fraud “we don’t pay taxes only the little people pay taxes.” She was known as known as “The Queen of mean.” Sad...