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Marking Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection
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,&...
23 Mar 2021
A time to commit to safe cultures and places of work, and for organisations to play their part in positive change
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...
17 Mar 2021
2021: Facing the future together
By Peter Cheese, CEOWishing you a very happy new year.I’m sure we’ve all welcomed the new year as a time to look ahead and put a very difficult year behind us. However, we can see that the next few months will continue to be bli...
7 Jan 2021
The new Lifetime Skills Guarantee is a bold ambition but much more needs to be done to make this a reality
By Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD.Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a new
Lifetime Skills Guarantee
is a bold ambition but much more needs to be done to make this a reality. The measures set out today, such as providing free college cours...
29 Sep 2020
Racism – A commitment to action and change
The events of the last few weeks have challenged us all to question how we understand racism in the world, and our part in addressing it. Whilst ethnicity and difference is part of humanity and what makes us who we ...
1 Jul 2020
Essential skills are profoundly human and more important than ever before
The world of work has been evolving faster than ever before. Rapid developments in technology, as well as attitudes and expectations have been shifting the nature of jobs and how and where we work, and these trends will very likely accelerate as...
20 May 2020
How are we going to manage the transition and ‘return to work’
By Peter Cheese, CEO at the CIPD.As attention and government guidance everywhere shifts to the next phase of the crisis and lock down restrictions begin to ease, how we approach a return to places of work is looking significantly ...
8 May 2020
Happy New Year, and welcome to the decade of the 20s!
By Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD There's little doubt that we'll all see a lot of change in the next 10 years. Much is uncertain and hard to predict, although we can see many of the drivers for change now. From the acceleration of technology in al...
14 Jan 2020
CIPD and the people profession in 2019
Happy New Year! If 2019 continues like our first full week back at CIPD HQ, we’re in for another intriguing and unpredictable year. Political change, economic uncertainty, and changes in the world of work will all continue to shape the context ...
15 Jan 2019
Our new Profession Map
Today we will be sharing our new Profession Map for the first time with thousands of people professionals at our
Annual Conference and Exhibition
. The Map sets out the international standard for practitioners to make their greatest impact and thrive ...
7 Nov 2018
2018: our commitment to you, the profession and better work for all
Happy New Year! And what another interesting, and probably unpredictable year 2018 is set to be. We are in times of significant change, and forces like Brexit, new disruptive technologies and changes to how, where and when we work will continue to sh...
9 Jan 2018
Good work is… Why work can and should be a force for good, for all
“Work can, and should, be a force for good, for all. Good work is purposeful. Good work is safe and inclusive. Good work exists for the long-term benefit of individuals, organisations and society. These are the fundamental principles of good wo...
11 May 2017
We need to talk about skills
The skills of our workforces are critical to productivity, innovation and growth. With the advances of technology, changes in the workplace, and projections for the future, many are predicting that up to half the jobs we do today could disappear in t...
25 Apr 2017
Closing the gender pay gap: time for greater transparency
According to the
2016 Gender Pay Gap report from the World Economic Forum
, it will take a staggering 170 years to close the world’s gender pay gap at current rates of progress. This reflects both the lower participation levels of women in the l...
27 Mar 2017
Be bold for change: let’s accelerate towards equal opportunity in the workplace
International Women’s Day
is always a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a day for our community to take stock of the progress we’ve made so far to...
7 Mar 2017
The role of professionalism and principles in a post-truth world
In what many are describing as a ‘
’ world, where experts are less trusted and we are all bombarded with information and limitless opinions via social media, developing our careers as professionals takes on a wider importance. Ca...
20 Feb 2017
Wage inequality is shining a light on employers' duty of care for our financial security and well-being
Recent years have brought a growing debate and disquiet about income and wages growth and inequalities. Since the global financial crisis of 2008, average wages growth has flattened in most of the advanced economies and many economists are predicting...
25 Jan 2017
From homo economicus to homo sapiens: why work should benefit people, not just economies
This time last year, I reflected on a year of remarkable cultural, economic and political change. 2016 has probably brought even more surprises from
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union
to the hotly contested presidential elections in the...
12 Dec 2016
Who can we trust?
November will see thousands of HR and L&D practitioners gathering at our Annual Conference and Exhibition. It’s always a great source of pride to see so many people committed to their continuing professional development, and it provides an ...
26 Oct 2016
Time for a reward rethink
Pay and reward are increasingly in the public and political spotlight, which is hardly surprising given the growing issues of income inequality and concerns about executive pay. As with many practices at work, trends evolve and, from time to time, ne...
6 Oct 2016
If hiring EU workers is set to get harder, then the case for investing in your existing workforce couldn’t be stronger
As HR and L&D professionals, we all know that investing in people – developing their skills and looking after their well-being – is not only the right thing to do as a responsible employer, but is also key to building resilient and pr...
24 Aug 2016
One week on - the known unknowns?
A week on, and we are deep into an increasingly surreal post-Brexit turmoil which no one could have predicted. This is without doubt a time for strong leadership, not only for reassurance, but for a sense of vision and direction. But we have a vacuu...
3 Aug 2016
Be the change you want to see
We’ve all had a lot to talk about over the last month. If we thought the European football championship was unpredictable with the success of small nations against big nations, then the vote for Brexit (a word now officially in the Oxford Engli...
3 Aug 2016
Are corporate scandals finally putting corporate culture at the heart of the business agenda?
As if we needed further reminders of the importance of positive working cultures, the continuing corporate scandals and most recently the dubious working practices recently exposed at UK retailer Sports Direct have again brought the debate about corp...
29 Jun 2016
Flexible working is here to stay: it’s time to start designing jobs and workplaces that truly embrace it
Flexible working is a fundamental part of the modern workplace. Whether it’s part time working, working remotely, job sharing, or working ‘irregular’ hours, it gives many people the opportunity to fit work around their other commitm...
25 May 2016
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