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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 our lives – whether…

  • Undergraduate degree to a CIPD advanced level 7

    Hi everyone,

    so I finish my undergraduate degree in 2 months doing business and HR, and I have already enrolled in a CIPD level 7 advanced diploma in HRD, as a cost effective alternative to a masters degree.

    However from reading forums, Im getting the…

  • Facebook is peaking - will this effect the world of work?

    According to Facebook, over 30,000 global organisations use Facebook to connect their teams in the workplace (including Walmart, Danone and Booking.com).

    The BBC has published an article explaining how Facebook has peaked and is set to decline. Will this…

  • Smokers

    Hi all,

    We have a number of smokers on our staff who currently leave the school site to take a cigarette break.  Unfortunately, this means that they tend to congregate outside our community neighbours' properties and we have received complaints from a…

  • Is your company utilising fun in the workplace?

    A lot of people see ‘fun’ as the very opposite of work, but can fun in the workplace actually benefit companies and employees?
    In our latest play and productivity report we found that facilitating workplace fun not only helps reduce stress…