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  • Schrodinger’s HR Function - How can HR both exist and not exist at the same time?

    By David D'Souza, Membership Director at the CIPD

    Approximately once a year, media attention will alight on an organisation that has no HR function because ‘they don’t believe in that type of thing’
     or the CEO has had a bad experience…

  • 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…

  • Predictions for 2021

    By David D'Souza, Membership Director

    It’s true to say that 2020 was full of learning and the opportunity to reinvent for many, but it’s equally true to say that it was full of pain, loss and uncertainty. Over recent years I’ve regularly bee…

  • The impact of COVID-19 on employee wellbeing in Scotland

    By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser.

    As 2020 draws to a close, most of us will be looking back in disbelief and looking forward in hope. While the news of a vaccine rollout offers a genuine way out of the tunnel after months of restrictions…

  • 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 rightly been shone on the…

  • Managing stress at Fideres Partners

    To mark Stress Awareness Week we asked Kate Bicknell, Head of People and Culture at Fideres Partners, how they have approached managing stress during the pandemic.

    We explore the initiatives they put in place, the advice they’ve given managers and what…

  • How we managed our first-ever digital Festival of Work

    By Sinead Costello, Head of Partnerships at the CIPD.

    In June 2020 the CIPD and Haymarket ran our first-ever digital Festival of Work, bringing people professionals content on the future of work at a time when they needed support and guidance like never…

  • Support for alcohol and drug misuse needs to be part of a wellbeing offering

    Over a quarter (27%) of people say their alcohol consumption has increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. This is according to our hot-off-the-press CIPD survey looking at how working lives have changed during the pandemic…

  • RE: Valuing people - Lesson 3: your reflections


    Recently our group companies celebrated "Well Being" week. The focus is on physical and mental health. We have 2 yoga sessions and 2 JUMBA (physical exercises) classes. The employees felt relaxed. But, this mood faded away within…

  • Employee motivation in company health management (Survey)

    Hello everybody, for my bachelor thesis I'm doing a survey about 'employee motivation in company health management' (available in German and English).
    I would be very greatful, if you could participate. Thank you and best regards, Sabrina

  • Health Cash Plans

    Good morning,

    I'm reviewing our healthcare provision - currently an Absence Insurance policy which includes an Employee Assistance helpline, counselling support and physio, and only occasionally seems to pay out when we have absentees.

    What we are…

  • Employee Performance - Help Needed

    Hi everyone. 

    So I am new into my HR career. I have been given a project by my HR manager around how an employee should spend their time in the office. She want's to know (in percentage terms) how an employee should spend their time in the office on Development…

  • Mandatory lunch breaks?

    Does the future of work include mandatory (or strongly encouraged) lunch breaks?

    A new People Management article by Dr Preethi Daniel discusses the impact of eating lunch at your desk on productivity. I've included a few quotes below:

    'By skipping…

  • Wellbeing surveys

    Ive done a wellbeing questionnaire that im going to send around to all staff.  I want to home in on sorting staff out so that they are not working too much and make sure that the school are supporting every individual as and where they need it.  

    There are…

  • Management Report Title

    Good afternoon, I have started to sit down and start my management report, I found the subject that not only I love and I know the HR community is grabbing with both hands but its a well needed focus area within my organisation.   As part of the bigger…