Research reports offer in-depth analysis and commentary on current management and development issues, with real-life case studies to help formulate and influence strategy and practice within your organisation. Most reports are for CIPD members only. Find out about our current research.
The issue of zero-hours contracts has been the subject of widespread political debate and generated a mass of media headlines in recent months. This report sets out the debate and explores the issues using research-based data from our Outlooks reports.
This Research Insight aims to identify specific management behaviours important for enhancing employee engagement and explores the differences between first-level line management and more senior-level management. It includes a competency framework for use in giving guidance to managers.
This Research Insight is the result of ongoing collaboration between the CIPD, Investors in People and the Health and Safety Executive to investigate management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at work.
Reviews the evidence on the value of soft skills and makes the business case for putting them at the heart of an organisation's learning and development agenda.
Reports on research into line managers’ role and behaviour in reward. Looks at practical implications for managers and includes case studies which illustrate practice.
This Research Insight reports on the final phase of research funded by the HSE, CIPD and Investors in People into management competencies for minimising workplace stress. Includes case studies on how organisations have implemented the findings.
A joint CIPD and Acas paper on the importance of line managers having good people management. Includes a list of the core people management competencies needed for high-performing workplaces.
Draws on research undertaken in six organisations to examine the role of line managers in training, learning and development.
Pulls together CIPD research and views on all aspects of employment policy.
The second in a series of three reports exploring the world of female entrepreneurs, the impact they are making on the economy and their unique approaches to leadership and running their businesses.
The first in a series of three reports exploring the practices that help entrepreneurial organisations to flourish.
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