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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 of external shocks and high...
21 Dec, 2018 14:50
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Employers have made a lot of progress over the past few years in supporting people’s mental health. But the important Stevenson-Farmer ‘ Thriving at Work ’ review of mental health and employers published in autumn 2017 still showed ‘that the UK is facing...
14 Mar, 2019 10:26
By Richard Goldsbrough, Student Development Manager, CIPD
No doubt if you have stumbled across this blog it’s because you’re interested in studying a CIPD qualification. Maybe you fancy getting into HR, or are looking to get a profe...
7 Mar, 2019 15:59
By Claire McCartney, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD
International Women's Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme this year #BalanceforBetter: the future is exciting...
7 Mar, 2019 15:53
By Gill White, Business and Market Development Director, CIPD
I’ve been asked to write a blog for International Women’s Day in my capacity as a woman and as a senior woman at the CIPD. I reflected on why I would not have done it, had I not been asked...
7 Mar, 2019 15:49
CIPD colleagues talk about their daughters’ views on work on International Women’s Day.
‘Over the half term holiday, I took my 10 -year old daughter to Bletchley Park. I was struck again by the critical role that women played during the war. My daughter...
6 Mar, 2019 15:48
By Lizzie Crowley, Skills Policy Adviser at the CIPD
National Careers Week (4–9 March) aims to underscore the importance of quality careers education in schools and colleges across the UK. Careers guidance is crucial for young people as transitioning...
5 Mar, 2019 13:33
By Sarah Corney, Head of Customer Experience, CIPD
The CIPD has an interesting and inspiring history. Founded in 1913 as the Welfare Workers Association, it was originally set up to improve the working conditions of female workers in the UK’s factories...
28 Feb, 2019 10:36
By Louisa Baczor , Research Adviser at the CIPD
In today’s world of work, with many insecure jobs, long working hours cultures and the decline in collective representation, how much influence do people have over their employment conditions? Opportunities...
Profession for the Future
26 Feb, 2019 12:23
Nichole Higgins, finalist for the National Mentoring Awards for her contribution to the CIPD Steps Ahead Mentoring programme, shares her story.
When I signed up to volunteer as a CIPD Steps Ahead mentor in 2016 I never could have imagined that...
25 Feb, 2019 12:04
By Cas Carrington
Have you noticed a tendency just lately for the notion that there are some quick fixes to managing employee relations issues? The impression given is that there are some secret moves that can be imparted to solve your problems, as...
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