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Closing the gender pay gap: keep calm and carry on reporting

By  4 days ago

By Charles Cotton, Reward Adviser at the CIPD. The COVID-19 outbreak is putting employers, employees and HR departments under incredible and unprecedented pressure. In light of which, it ’s not too surprising that the Government Equalities Office (GEO...

Coronavirus: An HR challenge like no other

By  6 days ago

By David D'Souza, Membership Director at the CIPD. The past few weeks have seen unprecedented levels of change in our way of life, with the impact on people and organisations being impossible to avoid. The impact has been overwhelming for m...

Pensions in interesting times

By  20 Mar, 2020 11:32

By Charles Cotton, CIPD senior adviser for Reward and Performance. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the 2020 Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s conferences a couple of weeks ago. This event, which was held in Edinburgh, focused on investments...

Time to finalise your gender pay gap narrative

By  16 Mar, 2020 16:09

By Charles Cotton, CIPD senior adviser for Reward and Performance. There are just two weeks to go before employers must disclose their gender pay gap data (31 March for the public sector and 4 April for the private sector). To date, while around 2,400...

10 Things I Learned at the 2020 CIPD Scotland Conference (and one I did not)

By  9 Mar, 2020 16:20

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser at CIPD Scotland I am not a people professional. I have never worked in HR. I am not in the market for software solutions to improve my company’s people management capabilities. You see, before I started...

Closing the gender pay gap: how to compile an action plan

By  9 Mar, 2020 08:05

By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst at the CIPD. The TUC is calling on g overnment to make action plans a compulsory part of gender pay gap reporting. Its latest analysis of ONS statistics shows that, since 2011, the gender pay gap has fallen by an average...

People Profession Survey 2020 for independent professionals

By  6 Mar, 2020 13:22

By Rebecca Peters, Research Adviser at the CIPD. The self-employment job market is rising in numbers - CIPD’s 2018 megatrends report highlights that self-employment in the UK has been growing faster than general employment rates since 2001. Much of...

The CIPD welcomes new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave – Jack’s Law

By  4 Mar, 2020 14:28

By Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser at CIPD. The CIPD welcomes new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave – Jack’s Law Lucy Herd, Jack’s Mother and prominent campaigner, and Claire McCartney, senior policy adviser at the CIPD, discuss...

Championing LGBT+ inclusion at the CIPD

By  4 Mar, 2020 08:51

By Jill Miller, Senior Policy Adviser for Diversity & Inclusion at the CIPD. ‘ Everyone in the organisation has a role to play in creating an inclusive workplace ’ is a key message we’re discussing at the CIPD as part of LGBT+ history month. Through...

Avoiding discrimination…but tripping over immigration rules!

By  28 Feb, 2020 16:03

By Cas Carrington You know that old hackneyed phrase ‘the devil is in the detail’? Well, never were these words more truly spoken than when considering the latest official advice on employing EU citizens up until 30 June 2021. At first glance,...