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Helping workplaces stay active

By  6 days ago

Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer, Paths for All. Keeping physically active in-and-around the working day has lots of benefits for both employees and employers. Staff who are physically active are more productive, take fewer sick days, and a...

William Hare: Bridging the engineering skills gap with the next generation

By  6 days ago

Ceri Travers, Organisational Development & Early Careers Manager, William Hare in Bury, Greater Manchester. William Hare is a global leader in engineered solutions. It is crucial for us to attract and retain young talent as 48% of ...

Will the energy crisis fuel interest in workplace financial wellbeing?

By  15 Oct, 2021 12:58

By Charles Cotton, Senior Policy Advisor at the CIPD. Just as we see started to see the end of the coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s great cost of living crisis starts to come into view – bringing with it a new source of stress and anx...

Is there really a return to the office? - In conversation with HR leaders in Ireland

By  15 Oct, 2021 09:21

Mary Connaughton, Director, CIPD Ireland. As we continue to cope with the unpredictable path of COVID-19, organisations and employees remain adaptable in their responses. A growing number of companies are holding off plans for office re-ope...

Employee voice helping organisations manage employee relations in new and emerging workspaces

By  15 Oct, 2021 05:00

By Dr Nadia Kougiannou, Dr Sarah Pass and Professor Helen Shipton, Nottingham Trent University. Although voice has been seen as an instrument for mutual gain, it is also integral to employee attitudes and feelings at work (Wilkinson et al., 2014...

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK: Providing opportunities for young people to succeed and be their very best self

By  6 Oct, 2021 13:15

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...

Workplus: Apprenticeships - offering new opportunities and broadening participation in Northern Ireland

By  30 Sep, 2021 08:27

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...

Creativity, authenticity and diversity in multicultural teams

By  24 Sep, 2021 14:04

By Jake Young, Research Associate at the CIPD. Multicultural teams are not an emerging phenomenon – they have grown over the long term from globalisation, migration and greater workforce diversity. But the COVID-19 pandemic has seen organ...

Helping Employers Navigate the Skills Landscape in Wales

By  6 Sep, 2021 13:00

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...

Extending bereavement leave and pay in Northern Ireland

By  6 Sep, 2021 09:00

By Olivia Carson, Public Affairs Officer The CIPD in Northern Ireland are a key partner of the Coalition of Bereaved Workers which is campaigning to see bereavement leave and pay extended to all employees in Northern Ireland bereaved of a close rela...

PKF Francis Clark: Why we’re supporting the One Million Chances campaign

By  6 Sep, 2021 08:00

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...

My internship at South of Scotland Enterprise

By  6 Sep, 2021 08:00

By Olivia Taylor Last September, when I was going into my third year studying at the University of Strathclyde (BA Hons Human Resource Management and Psychology), I, like every student, was beginning to think about summer internships for the followi...

Career Ready: Could you change a young person’s life?

By  6 Sep, 2021 08:00

By Anne Wexelstein - Career Ready, Director for Scotland I am excited. Thanks to an introduction from John Stewart, SSE HRD, I am in the position to be writing this blog to CIPD members and as a CIPD member myself. Truth be told, it...

South of Scotland Enterprise: Attracting and retaining young talent

By  3 Sep, 2021 11:34

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:&nbsp...

Devenish Nutrition: Developing a bespoke Early Talent programme

By  3 Sep, 2021 09:20

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 ...

Compass Group: Unlocking opportunities for young people in the hospitality sector

By  27 Aug, 2021 00:01

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....

Veolia: Fresh talent to shape a better tomorrow

By  25 Aug, 2021 15:07

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...

Tesco: Outlook inequality is stopping thousands from going after their career goals. One chance can change that.

By  20 Aug, 2021 00:00

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...

DWP: Tackling youth unemployment

By  13 Aug, 2021 00:01

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 ...

Supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse and a new workplace pledge

By  2 Aug, 2021 15:28

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 guidance...

HR’s key role in creating net-zero organisations

By  15 Jul, 2021 01:00

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 ...

Does low pay and poor job quality really need to be an inevitable fact of key worker life?

By  14 Jul, 2021 15:31

Melanie Green, Research Adviser, CIPD The pandemic has prompted many a debate about the roles we value as a society, with key workers often in the spotlight, doing vital work in difficult circumstances. And t...

Stepping up to support people with long COVID

By  8 Jul, 2021 14:12

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser (Employment Relations), CIPD. We’re now 18 months into the health pandemic and the world’s scientific and medical communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 disease as it ...

To make work a reliable route out of poverty, employers need to do more than offer a fair, secure and liveable income

By  8 Jul, 2021 08:00

Charles Cotton, Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD. ‘…for increasing numbers of working families around the country, the promise of social mobility through “hard work” as a route out of poverty alone is failing to deli...

Skills - bringing public policy and practice together

By  5 Jul, 2021 08:00

By Lee Ann Panglea – Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland The CIPD’s public policy work in Northern Ireland is stepping up. And it is happening at a very opportune time too – skills policy has shot up to the top o...