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Positive progress masks ongoing challenges for women in reaching the top of UK businesses

By  4 days ago

Today the penultimate Hampton-Alexander review update was published. So, what progress has been made towards achieving gender balance at the top of UK business in 2019? Overall, it’s positive news as momentum continues towards achievement of the goal...

Sign up here for the CIPD/Simplyhealth Health and well-being survey

By  11 Nov, 2019 10:51

The CIPD annual Health and Well-being at Work survey , in partnership with Simplyhealth, is now open! We are grateful to every individual who takes the time to complete this short online survey and contributes to our work on this important agenda. Your...

Putting people and culture at the heart of corporate governance

By  31 Oct, 2019 16:40

When I returned to the world of HR after two years in the non-HR wilderness, many of my former contacts asked me what had changed about the profession in my time away. My answer: materially not that much, but what had shifted hugely was the context. ...

The CIPD is committed to becoming more environmentally conscious

By  30 Oct, 2019 13:39

By Oli Howard, Membership Strategy Lead. As an organisation, the CIPD is committed to becoming more environmentally conscious. We’re working with our staff, members, partners and stakeholders on our approach to sustainability across all our activities...

How to network

By  25 Oct, 2019 06:53

First things first: very few people actively like networking. Even those of us who are naturally good at it don’t joyfully bounce into a room full of strangers, thinking ‘great, these are friends/colleagues/clients I haven’t met yet...

Farewell Richard: The importance of our volunteers and branches

By  24 Oct, 2019 13:57

By CIPD's Richard Goldsbrough, Senior Membership Manager. I am now into my last week with the CIPD, having worked in the membership development team here for just over 5 years. In that time I’ve been incredibly lucky to get a real insight into the HR...

National Mentoring Day: Step into mentoring with Steps Ahead

By  23 Oct, 2019 14:00

Steps Ahead Mentoring (SAM) is CIPD’s flagship volunteer programme aimed at supporting jobseekers (18-24 year olds, and Parent and Carers looking to enter or return to the workforce) to move closer to employment through one-to-one mentoring.&nb...

Behavioural Science: Man Behaving Curiously, part two: Challenging ascents and a sense of achievement

By  22 Oct, 2019 11:53

By John McGurk, currently on sabbatical from the CIPD Proper teaching started on the 10th of September It has been a full‐on, roller-coaster learning experience since then. We started off with probably the most challenging learning experience any of...

Mental Health and Thriving at Work Commitment

By  22 Oct, 2019 08:46

By Brad Taylor, Director of People and OD at the CIPD. Within organisations across the UK, there is a growing need to support the mental health of their employees. In the last year, 39% of UK employees experienced mental-ill-health where work was a contributing...

World Menopause Day: we need to maintain momentum

By  17 Oct, 2019 23:05

By Rachel Suff and Claire McCartney, advisers at the CIPD The menopause is an urgent workplace issue that all employers should be taking seriously. Half the workforce is female, which means half the workforce will go through the menopause at some stage...