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HR’s key role in creating net-zero organisations

By  15 Jul, 2021 01:00

Ben Willmott is CIPD’s Head of Public Policy. The unprecedented heatwave that at the time of writing is gripping parts of the US and Canada is a sharp reminder that the pandemic is not the only ...

Does low pay and poor job quality really need to be an inevitable fact of key worker life?

By  14 Jul, 2021 15:31

Melanie Green, Research Adviser, CIPD The pandemic has prompted many a debate about the roles we value as a society, with key workers often in the spotlight, doing vital work in difficult circumstances. And t...

Stepping up to support people with long COVID

By  8 Jul, 2021 14:12

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser (Employment Relations), CIPD. We’re now 18 months into the health pandemic and the world’s scientific and medical communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 disease as it ...

To make work a reliable route out of poverty, employers need to do more than offer a fair, secure and liveable income

By  8 Jul, 2021 08:00

Charles Cotton, Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD. ‘…for increasing numbers of working families around the country, the promise of social mobility through “hard work” as a route out of poverty alone is failing to deli...

Skills - bringing public policy and practice together

By  5 Jul, 2021 08:00

By Lee Ann Panglea – Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland The CIPD’s public policy work in Northern Ireland is stepping up. And it is happening at a very opportune time too – skills policy has shot up to the top o...

Flex from 1st: CIPD member Heather Palmer on first-hand experiences of flexible working over the last year

By  1 Jul, 2021 08:00

Heather Palmer, founder KaleidoPeople and HR Business Partner Employee Relations and Policy BBC. 1) How do you think attitudes to flexible working have changed over the last year? The attitudes to flexibility a...

Flex from 1st: CIPD member, Bob van Geldere on first-hand experiences of flexible working over the last year

By  1 Jul, 2021 08:00

Bob van Geldere, HR Manager, Clanmil Housing. 1) How do you think attitudes to flexible working have changed over the last year? Many organisations already had some flexible working arrangements ...

Flex from 1st: Rise of the Zoombies

By  1 Jul, 2021 08:00

Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thorton. We are no longer working from home, rather living at work. Or, as a colleague recently said, “The weekend now feels lik...

Remote working: A double edged sword

By  1 Jul, 2021 08:00

Mona AbouHana, Chief People Officer for EMEA and the Middle East, PwC. The past 18 months have caused a massive shift in the way we work and live. We all were faced with new challenges and had to adapt to a different environment as we made ...

Flex from 1st: Amna Salim on first-hand experiences of flexible working over the last year

By  1 Jul, 2021 08:00

Amna Salim, Head of Client Relations, PwC’s Academy. Amna Salim is Head of Client relations at PwC's Academy the talent and Skills development business of PwC Middle East. A young working mother, a client facing professional, and a tea...

Putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s workplaces and economy

By  29 Jun, 2021 13:08

The Fair Work Convention and CIPD Scotland last month joined together to form a strategic partnership, working to ensure fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society across Scotland. Fair W...

Supporting parent returners in a post-pandemic world

By  29 Jun, 2021 09:56

Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion at the CIPD and Lisa Carver, Carver Coaching who has published research on supporting parent returners as well as supporting workplace returners in general during the pandemic, discuss...

Working Lives Scotland 2021

By  22 Jun, 2021 09:50

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser The first Working Lives Scotland report was released three months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was already apparent that we were experiencing an unprecedented event, one ye...

A new era of Good Work

By  14 Jun, 2021 12:20

Work can and should be a force for good, but the CIPD’s Good Work Index 2021 shows that job quality still falls short in a number of areas. Issues like lack of work-life balance, lack of development and high workloads a...

Gender critical beliefs protected in high profile case

By  14 Jun, 2021 10:04

By Ben Wilmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD. Last week’s ruling that ‘gender critical’ views are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act is the latest development in the debate about transgender rights and ...

Working 9 to 5?

By  11 Jun, 2021 17:44

By Jon Boys, Labour Market Economist, CIPD. Recently I have heard a few references to the death of the 9 to 5 working arrangement. But how many people even do a 9 to 5? In this blog I show that most people do not work a typical 9 to 5. Defining...

How can HR leaders help boards identify employment practices that drive business value and mitigate corporate governance risks?

By  11 Jun, 2021 10:03

By Dr Scarlett Brown, Policy Consultant, Corporate Governance and Responsible Business There is growing recognition that good culture and employment practices are a way of driving value in business, and of driving down risk ...

A calm before the storm? Why hasn't job quality changed drastically in the wake of the pandemic?

By  9 Jun, 2021 00:01

By Melanie Green, Research Adviser at the CIPD. Despite the turbulence of 2020, and the subsequent impact on our workplaces, the Good Work Index 2021 finds that that job quality has generally remained stable in the past year. This might seem su...

Manish Amin Chartered MCIPD talks about branch volunteering with CIPD Leicestershire branch

By  1 Jun, 2021 08:00

I took on the volunteer role of Branch Chair for the CIPD Leicestershire branch in the Summer of 2020 – this was something a bit unusual for us as our committee had been operating successfully without a chair for the previous three years. Howev...

Re-entering the HR industry after redundancy

By  1 Jun, 2021 07:45

Louise Sorrell is HR Business Director at Badenoch + Clark. The economic shockwaves of the pandemic have forced many organisations to make redundancies. Often, it’s not a reflection of those employees&rsq...

Squirrels, HR bling and ‘banalytics’ - my decades in HR

By  31 May, 2021 07:45

Professor David Clutterbuck Chartered CCIPD is a pioneer in coaching and mentoring, an author and speaker, and practice lead for Coaching and Mentoring International Ltd.Fast on the heels of becoming a Chartered Companion of CIPD, I re...

CIPD Northern Ireland Conference highlights the role of people professionals in shaping the future of work

By  28 May, 2021 07:00

By Lee Ann Panglea, Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland Throughout the course of the pandemic, organisations from across Northern Ireland have been forced to adapt at pace and implement changes in the way they operate whilst navigating uncert...

Speak up, and help influence our work in championing better work and working lives.

By  28 May, 2021 07:00

By Gill Maxwell, Research Advisor, and Jane McDonald, CIPD Ireland’s HR Projects and Engagement Manager Gill Maxwell, Research Advisor, and Jane McDonald, Ireland's HR Projects and Engagement Manager encourage you to have your say!We a...

One year on: a reflection on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd

By  25 May, 2021 08:00

By Peter Cheese, Chief Executive and Bijal Majithia, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, CIPD25 May 2021 marks one year since the murder of George Floyd, and the response it provoked in so many communities. Solidarity marches and gatherings took place f...

LGBT inclusion blog series: focus on transgender and non-binary workers

By  24 May, 2021 16:55

By Dr Luke Fletcher, Associate Professor, University of Bath School of Management. Inclusion and diversity is an increasingly important area within people management practice, and the CIPD’s People Profession 2030 report also highlights this wi...