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Mental Health and Thriving at Work Commitment

By  6 hours ago

By Brad Taylor, Director of People and OD at the CIPD. Within organisations across the UK, there is a growing need to support the mental health of their employees. In the last year, 39% of UK employees experienced mental-ill-health where work was a contributing...

World Menopause Day: we need to maintain momentum

By  4 days ago

By Rachel Suff and Claire McCartney, advisers at the CIPD The menopause is an urgent workplace issue that all employers should be taking seriously. Half the workforce is female, which means half the workforce will go through the menopause at some stage...

Developing skills for the 21st century workplace

By  8 Oct, 2019 12:48

There’s no shortage of data telling a story around a skills mismatch between employers and the labour force. The last annual (2018) CBI/Pearson report on skills and education found that two-thirds of employers fear there will be a lack of suffi...

World Mental Health Day 2019: help prevent suicide at work

By  8 Oct, 2019 11:25

The focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day is on suicide prevention. Suicide can be an uncomfortable issue to address – but it is a vital that we raise awareness about it in the workplace. According to the World Health Organization , someone loses...

Job sharing at a senior level - working well for us.

By  25 Sep, 2019 13:30

An Introduction Susannah and Philippa share the role of Head of Academic Quality at Nottingham Trent University , managing a team of 12. Both had many years' experience in the Higher Education sector before forming a job-share partnership, and Susannah...

Do sponsor-protégé relationships really promote diversity?

By  20 Sep, 2019 11:30

I’m intrigued, slightly surprised, that ‘sponsoring’ is seen as a progressive solution for workforce diversity. In her generally excellent book on gender equality interventions, Iris Bohnet advocates not just mentoring but more active sponsorship to...

Corporate governance and culture: Moving beyond box ticking

By  19 Sep, 2019 16:38

Cliches become cliches for a reason, and ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ is one such example. As experts within the people profession, you will know culture is multifaceted; that it is hard to define, harder to measure – but ...

Great expectations

By  17 Sep, 2019 16:38

Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse Brexit-wise, it now appears that we may be back to the impasse of neither staying nor leaving the EU in the near future. Last time I blogged, I did hold out some hope that we’d be moving in one...

Behavioural Science: Man Behaving Curiously

By  12 Sep, 2019 14:30

By John McGurk, currently on sabbatical from the CIPD. I have behaved curiously all my life. By curious I don’t mean unexplained weird behaviour or some kind of curtain twitching nosiness. I mean that I always want to learn and explore things. Though...

Helping workers plan for the future will help employers retain skilled staff

By  6 Sep, 2019 09:38

By Dr Aideen Young, Evidence Manager, the Centre for Ageing Better Our research shows that workers in later life want work that they find personally meaningful, intellectually stimulating and sociable. They want jobs that are flexible and come with opportunities...