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Do sponsor-protégé relationships really promote diversity?

By  2 days ago

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  3 days ago

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  5 days ago

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...

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...

Key debates in people analytics

By  27 Aug, 2019 13:52

For the last couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of chairing the conference day of the CIPD’s People Analytics Conference and Workshop , and I’m pleased to say that I’ve been “asked back” for 2019! The conference...

Executive pay can’t exist in a vacuum: RemCos need broader people expertise

By  21 Aug, 2019 00:01

Few would argue HR doesn’t have a leading role to play in setting reward strategy for an organisation’s broader workforce. But at executive levels it can be a different story, with decisions over top pay led by remuneration comm...

Trick or treat?

By  15 Aug, 2019 15:58

Not altogether unexpectedly, since I last blogged we have gained a new prime minister and, love him or loathe him, one thing is guaranteed with Boris Johnson – politics won’t ever be boring during his premiership! So the Brexit sequel to 29 March 2019...

Everyone can make their workplace more LGBT inclusive – and here’s how

By  8 Aug, 2019 08:57

In June, Stonewall were delighted to attend CIPD’s Festival of Work conference and deliver a workshop on LGBT-inclusive workplaces. Sarah Campbell, Head of Conferences and Events at Stonewall talks about the session, top tips, and how the audience responded...

HR, AI and human rights: are we looking at 'humanity at work' through the wrong lens?

By  6 Aug, 2019 15:49

AI is one of the hottest topics in business, and it’s not only organisations in the technology arena who appear to be talking about it. Pharmaceutical, financial services, health sciences, oil and gas all appear to be exploring AI in their busi...

Saturday's child works hard for a living

By  2 Aug, 2019 15:37

By Jon Boys , Labour Market Economist at the CIPD. In this blog we ask, who works at the weekend? 1 in 5 of us that work, do so on the weekend but this proportion differs markedly by various characteristics. Most important is the type of job someone...