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A Membership update

By  One day ago

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  2 days ago

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  5 days ago

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...

Gender pay gap reporting – Analysis of data after the deadline of midnight 4/4/2019

By  5 Apr, 2019 12:49

The gender pay gap reporting deadline was midnight 4 April 2019. I stayed up late and crunched the numbers and this is what I found. 10,463 organisations submitted by the deadline which is approximately 99% of organisations [1] . This is an improvement...

Gender pay gap reporting – where are we now?

By  2 Apr, 2019 13:37

By Sheila Wild, author of the CIPD gender pay gap reporting guide The latest dates for filing the past year’s gender pay gap reports have come round again – 30 March for the public sector, and 4 April for private and voluntary sector organisations...

How can we tackle work-related stress?

By  2 Apr, 2019 08:35

National Stress Awareness Month is a good opportunity for organisations and people professionals to stand back and think about what action could make the most difference to reducing people’s stress at work. The increasing prevalence of work-related...

New immigration policy will present both new opportunities and challenges

By  29 Mar, 2019 09:46

By Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Adviser Amid the political uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process, it remains extremely likely that the government will push ahead with its plans for a new settlement scheme for EU citizens, as well as a new...

I’m guilty – so sue me?

By  28 Mar, 2019 16:34

By Cas Carrington Question: what is a breach of contract? Answer: it occurs when one of the contracting parties breaches, or indicates they intend to breach, an agreed term of the contract, or fails to fulfill a promise, giving rise to damages. To...