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Labour Market Outlook: Highlights

By  5 days ago

By Jon Boys – Labour Market Economist, CIPD The quarterly CIPD Labour Market Outlook (LMO) provides a set of forward-looking labour market indicators, highlighting employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions for the first quarter of 2019...

Making the switch to self-employment

By  12 Feb, 2019 16:28

By Phil Marsland Moving from a successful career in house to creating and running my own business was a huge step. Practically and psychologically. Practically I needed sound advice and I was fortunate to have a business mentor, who pointed me...

A beacon for inclusive talent in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

By  5 Feb, 2019 12:30

Written by Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser In a groundbreaking project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoSLEP) has secured £465,000 of Government funding to help local businesses recruit and retain people with disabilities...

Confessions and learning points form an HR Consultant

By  1 Feb, 2019 15:01

By Kay Heald I recently celebrated 13 years in business and this milestone prompted me to reflect on the highs and lows of being my own boss and operating as an independent HR Consultant. It has been a great journey, but shaped by mistakes, challenges...

Law on Tour… does what is says on the tin

By  29 Jan, 2019 11:31

We provide no gimmicks, no unfulfilled promises – just a fast moving, lively, and thoroughly enjoyable day, with friendly approachable tutors, that brings you right up to date with the latest in employment law. Oh, and a comprehensive reference manual...

Will new regulation combat pregnancy and maternity discrimination?

By  28 Jan, 2019 14:14

By Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser The CIPD welcomes the Government’s consultation to strengthen the protection for pregnant women and new parents from redundancy. It’s shocking that research commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and...

How safe do we feel to speak up at work?

By  16 Jan, 2019 08:51

By Louisa Baczor , Research Advisor at the CIPD Toxic workplace cultures have recently been very prominent in public debate. Last year’s scandals included allegations of bullying and harassment in Westminster, and the exposure of Sir Philip Green’s...

CIPD and the people profession in 2019

By  15 Jan, 2019 14:35

Happy New Year! If 2019 continues like our first full week back at CIPD HQ, we’re in for another intriguing and unpredictable year. Political change, economic uncertainty, and changes in the world of work will all continue to shape the context for all...

Five things to watch out for in 2019

By  21 Dec, 2018 14:50

As an end to a relatively tumultuous 2018 draws into clear view - and Santa ponders whether next year he should be micro-chipping his workforce - it makes sense to reflect on what 2019 might have in store for us. It’s likely to be another year ...

‘Our survey says’…

By  21 Dec, 2018 10:20

Here, Dipa Mistry Kandola shares her top three takeaways from CIPD and LCP’s joint reward research . Our joint research highlights more employers than expected don't promote their benefits or make them easily accessible to employees. 1. How can organisations...