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  • Putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s workplaces and economy

    The Fair Work Convention and CIPD Scotland last month joined together to form a strategic partnership, working to ensure fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society across Scotland. Fair Work…

  • Working Lives Scotland 2021

    By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser

    The first Working Lives Scotland report was released three months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was already apparent that we were experiencing an unprecedented event, one year on we…

  • CIPD Scotland’s policy asks in party manifestos

    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 returning) MSPs…

  • Protecting young people’s life chances

    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…

  • Fairer workplaces for a fairer Scotland

    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 face considerable…

  • The 2021/22 Scottish Budget and the people profession

    By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser. 

    The last Scottish Budget before Scotland goes to the polls in May has been unveiled on Thursday, 28th January 2021. CIPD Scotland sent our views to Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, in advance…

  • Uncertainty on top of uncertainty – delivering the next Scottish Budget

    Marek Zemanik, Senior Policy Advisor for CIPD Scotland

    Marek Zemanik discusses how the next Scottish Budget will be very different compared to any other because of the impacts of COVID-19

    The last budget before an election is usually a big deal. You would…

  • Job quality and Scotland’s ageing workforce

    By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser, Scotland.

    The global pandemic has affected the lives of us all. We are beginning to see some of the longer-term impacts materialising, even though there is no end in sight yet. A speeding up of digital transformation…

  • HR WORK EXPERIENCE / JOBS

    As we all know, the HR field is extremely competitive and very difficult to penetrate when looking for that first opportunity.

    I have been looking for months with no success. I have all the attributes, transferable skills and HR degree to add value to…

  • Entry Level HR Jobs? CIPD Level 3 Diploma In Progress...

    I have recently started my path down the road into Human Resources, starting the Level 3 Foundation Diploma last week, and so far I am really enjoying it. I have been in sales and retail jobs on and off for several years now whilst I complete my degree…

  • Fantastic HR Consultant opportunity - Ireland or Scotland based

    The Company

    TheWorks’ is a highly profitable and growing business. Last year we served over 24 million customers from our 300+ stores based in high streets, out of town shopping centres and retail outlets throughout England and Ireland.