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SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK: Providing opportunities for young people to succeed and be their very best self
Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief HR and H&S Officer, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK. For young people, summer should be a rite of passage marked by exams, graduation and perhaps travel, or a first real experience of the world of work. But just as th...
6 Oct 2021
Workplus: Apprenticeships - offering new opportunities and broadening participation in Northern Ireland
Richard Kirk, CEO, Workplus. Apprenticeships have been around for decades but perhaps have never before been so prevalent in our societal psyche. In Boris Johnson’s Skills Speech last year, the predominant theme was the...
30 Sep 2021
Helping Employers Navigate the Skills Landscape in Wales
Nearly half of all young people in Wales (48%) feel that the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects, with over a third (34%) saying that they are not confident that they will achieve their future career aspirations. This is why the CIPD...
6 Sep 2021
PKF Francis Clark: Why we’re supporting the One Million Chances campaign
Amy Taylor, chief people officer at PKF Francis Clark. Training and development for aspiring accountants has come a long way since our founder Frank Clark was an articled clerk in Southern Rhodesia more than a century ago.Today the fi...
6 Sep 2021
South of Scotland Enterprise: Attracting and retaining young talent
Carly Walker, Equalities Intern, South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE). South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) has recently employed five Modern Apprentices on a two-year programme in five areas of the organisation: ...
3 Sep 2021
Devenish Nutrition: Developing a bespoke Early Talent programme
Rebecca Scollan, HR Advisor, Devenish Nutrition. As an organisation we recognise and understand that to be a truly high performing organisation both now and into the future, we needed to develop an internal pipeline of talent, incorporating the ...
3 Sep 2021
Compass Group: Unlocking opportunities for young people in the hospitality sector
At Compass Group UK and Ireland we believe passionately that everyone must have the opportunity to develop and progress. While we are food and support services business – we describe ourselves as a “people” business first....
27 Aug 2021
Veolia: Fresh talent to shape a better tomorrow
Author: Beth Whittaker, Chief Human Resources Officer, Veolia UK and Ireland. Never before has the environment been such a hot topic. Driven by generation Z, the concern about the care of our planet's health is gaining traction in a bi...
25 Aug 2021
Tesco: Outlook inequality is stopping thousands from going after their career goals. One chance can change that.
Author: By Natasha Adams, Chief People Officer, Tesco. Like the CIPD, at Tesco we believe in supporting young people to build meaningful futures. A whole generation is currently grappling with the disruption that COVID-19 has caused to edu...
20 Aug 2021
DWP: Tackling youth unemployment
Debbie Alder, the People, Capability and Place Group Director General, DWP. Movement to Work (MtW) began in 2013 when a group of UK companies set out to tackle youth unemployment by helping employers ...
13 Aug 2021
Supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse and a new workplace pledge
Claire McCartney, Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Policy Adviser, CIPD.Polly Harrar, Founder, The Sharan Project, Lead Delivery Partner, EDAC. Last year, the CIPD and the Equality and Human Rights Commission(EHRC) launched comprehensive
2 Aug 2021
HR’s key role in creating net-zero organisations
Ben Willmott is CIPD’s Head of Public Policy. The unprecedented heatwave that at the time of writing is gripping parts of the US and Canada is a sharp reminder that the pandemic is not the only ...
15 Jul 2021
Flex from 1st: Amna Salim on first-hand experiences of flexible working over the last year
Amna Salim, Head of Client Relations, PwC’s Academy. Amna Salim is Head of Client relations at PwC's Academy the talent and Skills development business of PwC Middle East. A young working mother, a client facing professional, and a tea...
1 Jul 2021
Remote working: A double edged sword
Mona AbouHana, Chief People Officer for EMEA and the Middle East, PwC. The past 18 months have caused a massive shift in the way we work and live. We all were faced with new challenges and had to adapt to a different environment as we made ...
1 Jul 2021
Supporting parent returners in a post-pandemic world
Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion at the CIPD and Lisa Carver, Carver Coaching who has published research on supporting parent returners as well as supporting workplace returners in general during the pandemic, discuss...
29 Jun 2021
Gender critical beliefs protected in high profile case
By Ben Wilmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD. Last week’s ruling that ‘gender critical’ views are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act is the latest development in the debate about transgender rights and ...
14 Jun 2021
Working 9 to 5?
By Jon Boys, Labour Market Economist, CIPD. Recently I have heard a few references to the death of the 9 to 5 working arrangement. But how many people even do a 9 to 5? In this blog I show that most people do not work a typical 9 to 5. Defining...
11 Jun 2021
How can HR leaders help boards identify employment practices that drive business value and mitigate corporate governance risks?
By Dr Scarlett Brown, Policy Consultant, Corporate Governance and Responsible Business There is growing recognition that good culture and employment practices are a way of driving value in business, and of driving down risk ...
11 Jun 2021
The Race Commission's conclusions fail to reflect the evidence and undermine efforts to tackle racism and discrimination in the UK
By Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD and Abdul Wahab, Inclusion and Diversity Adviser at the CIPD. The Commission's conclusions fail to reflect the evidence and undermine efforts to tackle racism and discrimination in the UK. Exam...
22 Apr 2021
Deliveroo’s performance shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone - people is more than the ‘S’ in ESG.
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...
7 Apr 2021
No improvement in median gender pay gap for 2020 but number of employers reporting drops 77% compared with 2018
The reporting deadline for employers to file their gender pay gap figures for 2020 has just passed and we’ve carried out some
to get an understanding of the lay of the land. We found the median gender pay gap was 12.8%, or for ...
7 Apr 2021
What more can we do to tackle gender inequalities in our workplaces?
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...
8 Mar 2021
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...
1 Mar 2021
Gender pay gap reporting is integral to our ability to level up and build back better
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...
24 Feb 2021
What’s happened to L&D during the COVID-19 pandemic and what does it mean for the future? Share your views
By Lizzie Crowley, Senior Policy Adviser, Skills. Last year was a demanding one for people professionals, the organisations they work for and the colleagues they support. For learning professionals, the overnight shift to remote working du...
15 Jan 2021
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