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How HR can help employees speak truth to power

By  4 days ago

By Jake Young , CIPD Research Associate In part one we explored speaking truth to power in relation to workplace sexual harassment. Research shows that issues are faced not only by those who wish to make their voice heard, but by those with the responsibility...

A post about membership cards

By  7 Jun, 2019 14:54

This year we made a change in our membership cards that was welcomed by many for its environmental impact, but had a number of quality issues that we need to apologise for and swiftly did . As we received feedback to the change we were asked a n...

Championing employee voice by speaking truth to power

By  5 Jun, 2019 13:30

By Jake Young , CIPD Research Associate We know that enabling employee voice is important and benefits both the employer and employee. Having voice, first and foremost, allows employees to influence matters that they deem important. Our CIPD research...

People and machines: from hype to reality – are robots really coming to change the world of work?

By  3 Jun, 2019 11:22

The news is awash with stories of the impending robotic revolution and the mass-displacement of jobs by new technologies. This fear is not new, and any new technology which changes the way we work and live is likely to shift perceptions, but it is im...

CEO pay ratios — Hot Across The World : What’s Next?

By  30 May, 2019 11:38

By Iain Stark, International HR leader and reward expert What is the “fair” level of CEO pay? Into this debate comes the CEO pay ratio , especially since the crisis in 2008. While many consider this metric a flawed and simplistic distraction from...

A Membership update

By  17 May, 2019 12:00

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the results of our Membership Survey and doing a deep dive into the key areas. Ahead of that series of posts, I wanted to share with you some of our recent highlights, especially around the areas of commu...

Mental health in the workplace: stepping back and seeking solutions

By  16 May, 2019 14:43

By Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy, Acas As the public debate, the media, and society have opened up to the mental health agenda, workplaces and employers, quite rightly, are gradually becoming more attuned. The Government-commissioned Stevenson...

Are we making headway on mental health?

By  13 May, 2019 08:00

How effective are organisations in creating mentally healthy workplaces for people? Mental health awareness week is an ideal time to stand back and take the temperature. How much progress has been made, and where do we need to focus attention to improve...

How to support your older workers

By  2 May, 2019 11:23

By Dr Aideen Young, Evidence Manager, the Centre for Ageing Better We all know the UK population is ageing. In the 15 years to 2031, there will be a 25% increase in the number of people aged 65 to 79 and a 4% decline in the number aged 20 to 34. ...

What does the 6-month Brexit extension mean for employers and EU citizens?

By  17 Apr, 2019 14:54

By Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Adviser. Whilst the UK has been given a six-month extension to finalise its arrangements for exiting the European Union, the Brexit-related uncertainty that many businesses face remains. However, the extension...