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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
Stepping up support for working parents in this latest lockdown period
By Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing & Inclusion at the CIPD. Following the Government’s announcement this week of a new lockdown period and the closure of primary and secondary schools, working parents are once again havi...
11 Jan 2021
Now is not the time to take our focus away from gender equality
Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPDWe need to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion issues remain front and centre in our workforce decision-making and plans during and coming out of this pandemic.Organisations are p...
22 Dec 2020
New approach to labour market enforcement needed to raise people management standards and protect employment rights
By Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD. A new approach to labour market enforcement is required which places as much emphasis on supporting firms to comply with employment regulation as it does on enforcement action and financial penaltie...
11 Dec 2020
Updated Disability Confident and CIPD guide for line managers on disability employment published
By Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and WorkToday is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the annual event to celebrate the contribution of disabled people across the world. I know that many of your or...
3 Dec 2020
CIPD and the Mental Health at Work Commitment
Brad Taylor, Director of People, OD and Workplace at the CIPD, outlines how the CIPD has continued to meet the Mental Health at Work Commitment during an unprecedented year. Caring for people’s mental health is a big responsibility and on...
1 Dec 2020
Exodus of EU workers highlights need to boost training so UK employees can fill skills gap
Gerwyn Davies, Senior Policy Adviser at the CIPD, outlines how the labour market is evolving as a result of the pandemic. The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) labour market statistics highlight a dramatic fall in the number of EU-born cit...
17 Nov 2020
The time is now: Why Compass has committed to the Real Living Wage
By Donna Catley, Chief People Officer, Compass Group UK and Ireland The COVID-19 crisis has seen essential frontline workers move from being an invisible workforce to being identified as the nation’s “key workers”. A light has righ...
9 Nov 2020
National Stress Awareness Day
By Rob Vondy, Head of Stress Policy at The Health and Safety Executive As we recognise National Stress Awareness day, this anniversary is like no other given the impact of the global pandemic.Work-related Stress is a priority health t...
3 Nov 2020
Championing better work and working lives: a year in review of the CIPD’s public policy work in 2019–20
By Paddy Smith, Public Affairs Manager. An integral part of the CIPD’s mission to champion better work and working lives is to drive change with government and policy makers that improves the world of work for all. We do this through our p...
16 Sep 2020
Keeping menopause firmly on the workplace agenda
By Deborah Garlick, Director,
Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace
. During the course of the last six months, the world’s attention has been firmly focused on Covid-19. Its effects have been pervasive, touching on almost every aspect of o...
14 Sep 2020
Why ‘good work’ is key to recovery from Covid-19
The issue of job quality might seem less important than it did six months ago in light of the devastating effect Covid-19 is having on people’s health, their economic security and employment prospects. As unemployment rises during lockdown and ...
16 Jul 2020
How HR, D&I Practitioners, CEOs & Line Managers Can Support Black Colleagues
By Petunia Thomas, MBA CPCC Black colleagues and network groups have been dealing with, at a conscious and subconscious level: their own experiences of racism past and present, the external atrocity of George Floyd’s murder and countless others...
1 Jul 2020
Why ethnicity pay gap reporting has to be introduced
By Ben Wilmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD Greater transparency over workforce diversity can help drive change. Recent events have again demonstrated that racial injustice and inequality remains a fact of life for far too many people and contin...
24 Jun 2020
It’s time to close the gap between learning intent and action
Andy Young is Managing Director within the Talent and Organisation Practice at Accenture.It would be an understatement to say the past few months have been different. Many organisations have had to redeploy, upskill, or reskill staff q...
22 Jun 2020
Are we more productive working at home?
By Mark Beatson We know already that the economic news in the short-term will be dire. How dire will depend in part on how productive the millions of people working from home have been. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive increase in hom...
17 Jun 2020
Learning and Skills at Work Survey
By Lizzie Crowley, Senior Policy Adviser - Skills.Learning at work has never been more important. Learning builds skill sets, supports career development, enhances job satisfaction and retention, and supports improved workforce productivity. In times...
8 Jun 2020
When lockdown measures ease, trust-based employment relations will be key to an organisation's response
By Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at CIPD.As UK businesses wait to see the UK Government’s employer guidance on working safely when lockdown measures are eased, they should also prepare for the bigge...
6 May 2020
Resourcing and the impact of COVID-19
By Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser at CIPD. The Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey is now live…The impact of the coronavirus means that the way organisations resource and plan their workforce is changing rapidly. The CIPD ...
30 Apr 2020
The new normal, whatever that is
By Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Advisor, Acas “It's a cliché but when this is over, I'll never, EVER take anything for granted again …. we thought we were awake, but we were truly sleepwalking” ...
27 Apr 2020
A more flexible furlough scheme could help employers manage through uncertainty
By Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy The announcement that the Government’s Job Retention Scheme is to be extended until at least the end of June is extremely welcome but leaves considerable uncertainty about what happens then. Friday’s...
22 Apr 2020
Write to your MP: how independent practitioners can call for greater support from government during the COVID-19 crisis
Author: Paddy Smith, Public Affairs Manager Over the past month the Government has announced its interventions to support businesses and workers through the COVID-19 crisis. These have included loans and financial support through the Self-Employed In...
22 Apr 2020
Supporting employees as domestic abuse concerns grow in COVID-19 lockdown period
By Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser at CIPD. One of several health, well-being and safety concerns relating to the impact of COVID-19 and the current period of isolation and lockdown,&nbs...
14 Apr 2020
COVID-19 and the labour market
By Ian Brinkley, former chief economist, CIPD There is no doubt that unemployment will rise a lot and employment will fall due to COVID-19. The extent will not be known for some months, until th...
14 Apr 2020
Why occupational health is so important during a crisis
By Nick Pahl, CEO Society of Occupational Medicine.Our lives have seen massive change, with new uncertainty and challenges. We have missed people and our mind has wandered. There is stress and pressure from the fear of infection and feeling isol...
7 Apr 2020
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