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LGBT inclusion blog series: focus on wellbeing

By  One day ago

By Melanie Green, Research Adviser at the CIPD. Employee wellbeing has been high on the list of priorities for organisations and people professionals alike in the past year. According to data reported in our People Profession in 2...

CIPD Scotland’s policy asks in party manifestos

By  4 days ago

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser By the time you read this blog, it will only be a few hours until the polls open across Scotland for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election. The sixth session of Parliament with 129 new (and returni...

Protecting young people’s life chances

By  28 Apr, 2021 12:12

By Sandy Begbie CBE, CEO at Scottish Financial Enterprise and author of Young Person's Guarantee report I was delighted to have the opportunity to join you in the plenary discussion at the recent CIPD Scotland conference. I left reassured by the lev...

The Race Commission's conclusions fail to reflect the evidence and undermine efforts to tackle racism and discrimination in the UK

By  22 Apr, 2021 08:56

By Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD and Abdul Wahab, Inclusion and Diversity Adviser at the CIPDThe Commission's conclusions fail to reflect the evidence and undermine efforts to tackle racism and discrimination in the UK. Examination...

Planning for post-COVID working at the CIPD

By  12 Apr, 2021 13:00

By Brad Taylor, Director of People, OD and Workplace at the CIPD Being in lockdown presented many people with the opportunity to undertake one of the biggest working from home experiments of all time. This had been talked about for so long and yet ma...

Reflections from the CIPD student conference

By  9 Apr, 2021 14:00

Daphne Doody, Head of CIPD Northern England. I had the absolute pleasure of chairing our very first online student conference, which attracted an impressive turnout of over 1300 CIPD students and early career professionals not only from across t...

Deliveroo’s performance shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone - people is more than the ‘S’ in ESG.

By  7 Apr, 2021 16:31

Dr Scarlett Brown, Policy Consultant. Last week added more evidence to the argument (as if we needed more) that you can’t build a successful business without investing in your people. Deliveroo and Uber demonstrate the risks that...

No improvement in median gender pay gap for 2020 but number of employers reporting drops 77% compared with 2018

By  7 Apr, 2021 12:50

The reporting deadline for employers to file their gender pay gap figures for 2020 has just passed and we’ve carried out some initial analysis to get an understanding of the lay of the land. We found the median gender pay gap was 12.8%, or for ...

Starting out in HR - Career Advice from HR Consultant Natalie Ellis

By  31 Mar, 2021 16:34

Natalie Ellis Assoc CIPD, is the author of 'Launch Your HR Career' and runs HR Consultancy, Rebox HR I decided to embark on a career in HR nearly 15 years ago and secured my first job by selling the transferrable skills that I...

Scottish skills policy in a Northern Irish context

By  30 Mar, 2021 15:58

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser. Getting skills policy right is crucial – not just for our post-COVID recovery, but for longer-term prospects in the face of rapidly changing economies. This is just as relevant in...

How else can we support learners to upskill?

By  29 Mar, 2021 08:10

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser. Could the tide be turning on upskilling and reskilling policy? With additional funding announced in the Scottish Budget for the National Transition Training Fund (aimed at adults at risk of redund...

What next for Fair Work in the COVID era? We need to adapt, implement and influence.

By  24 Mar, 2021 11:29

By Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer at the Carnegie UK Trust The COVID-19 labour market As the UK first went into lockdown, I wrote in a blog contemplating the impact of the crisis on working lives: ‘Widespread disruptio...

Marking Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection

By  23 Mar, 2021 08:00

Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPDA chance to reflect: one year on since the first UK lockdown.On the National Day of Reflection, Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD, remembers the people we have all lost over the last year.Today,&...

March 2021: Reflecting on the past year

By  19 Mar, 2021 13:45

Mel Green & Gill Maxwell, Research Advisors On 23 March 2021 this year the National Day of Reflection in the UK will commemorate lives lost to COVID-19 and we will stand together with everyone who is grieving. In supporting this m...

A time to commit to safe cultures and places of work, and for organisations to play their part in positive change

By  17 Mar, 2021 16:09

The terrible kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard while walking home in South London has been a significant trigger of both grief and anger around violence and harassment towards women, and the demands for change. There is a real sense from so man...

Why the financial wellbeing of your employees is a top priority – and how to get started

By  15 Mar, 2021 14:03

Karleen Dowden, Regional Partnerships Manager, North East, Money and Pensions Service The latest CIPD Reward Management Survey found that less than half of employers (49%) have a financial wellbeing policy in plac...

What more can we do to tackle gender inequalities in our workplaces?

By  8 Mar, 2021 08:00

Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing & InclusionThis month sees the celebration of International Women’s day on 8 March and the accompanying call to recognise women’s achievement, raise awa...

Employee financial wellbeing: whose role is it anyway?

By  5 Mar, 2021 00:01

Charles Cotton, Senior Policy Adviser, Performance and Reward As data reported in my previous blog posts and in the latest CIPD Reward Management survey show, indicators of in-work poverty have increased since the start of the pandemic. This should b...

Fairer workplaces for a fairer Scotland

By  1 Mar, 2021 09:46

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser. In just under 10 weeks, on 6th May 2021, people in Scotland will head to the polls to elect 129 new MSPs. It is fair to say, this election will be like no other election before it. We still f...

#FlexFrom1st

By  1 Mar, 2021 08:00

By guest blogger and CIPD Member Gemma Dale.I was delighted to see the new campaign from the CIPD, calling on organisations and the government to make the right to request flexibly working from the first day of employment. The law relating to flexibl...

Schrodinger’s HR Function - How can HR both exist and not exist at the same time?

By  25 Feb, 2021 12:28

By David D'Souza, Membership Director at the CIPDApproximately once a year, media attention will alight on an organisation that has no HR function because ‘they don’t believe in that type of thing’ or the CEO has had a bad ...

Gender pay gap reporting is integral to our ability to level up and build back better

By  24 Feb, 2021 10:36

Charles Cotton, senior policy adviser, performance and reward. Gender pay gap reporting is an important tool for ensuring that the way we manage, develop and reward people is fair. Employers can boost the impact of...

What does it mean to coach as a line manager?

By  23 Feb, 2021 18:12

By Margaret Walsh FCIPD, managing director at Margaret Walsh Consulting So much is expected of line managers, particularly in these turbulent pandemic times as businesses have to adapt quickly and with great agility to ever changing economic and soci...

Growing our community and working together

By  16 Feb, 2021 13:11

Alexandra Carr, Community Lead, CIPD Growing and enabling our communities is part of our organisational strategy at CIPD and is essential to meet our objectives in championing better work and working lives. Bringing together our internal teams ...

Contributing to the new Skills Strategy

By  1 Feb, 2021 16:02

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser. With CIPD members driving workplace skills development across many businesses, skills policy is one of our key areas of interest. The Northern Ireland Executive, and the Department of the Eco...