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Developing skills for the 21st century workplace

By  6 days ago

There’s no shortage of data telling a story around a skills mismatch between employers and the labour force. The last annual (2018) CBI/Pearson report on skills and education found that two-thirds of employers fear there will be a lack of suffi...

World Mental Health Day 2019: help prevent suicide at work

By  6 days ago

The focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day is on suicide prevention. Suicide can be an uncomfortable issue to address – but it is a vital that we raise awareness about it in the workplace. According to the World Health Organization , someone loses...

Job sharing at a senior level - working well for us.

By  25 Sep, 2019 13:30

An Introduction Susannah and Philippa share the role of Head of Academic Quality at Nottingham Trent University , managing a team of 12. Both had many years' experience in the Higher Education sector before forming a job-share partnership, and Susannah...

Do sponsor-protégé relationships really promote diversity?

By  20 Sep, 2019 11:30

I’m intrigued, slightly surprised, that ‘sponsoring’ is seen as a progressive solution for workforce diversity. In her generally excellent book on gender equality interventions, Iris Bohnet advocates not just mentoring but more active sponsorship to...

Corporate governance and culture: Moving beyond box ticking

By  19 Sep, 2019 16:38

Cliches become cliches for a reason, and ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ is one such example. As experts within the people profession, you will know culture is multifaceted; that it is hard to define, harder to measure – but ...

Great expectations

By  17 Sep, 2019 16:38

Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse Brexit-wise, it now appears that we may be back to the impasse of neither staying nor leaving the EU in the near future. Last time I blogged, I did hold out some hope that we’d be moving in one...

Helping workers plan for the future will help employers retain skilled staff

By  6 Sep, 2019 09:38

By Dr Aideen Young, Evidence Manager, the Centre for Ageing Better Our research shows that workers in later life want work that they find personally meaningful, intellectually stimulating and sociable. They want jobs that are flexible and come with opportunities...

Key debates in people analytics

By  27 Aug, 2019 13:52

For the last couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of chairing the conference day of the CIPD’s People Analytics Conference and Workshop , and I’m pleased to say that I’ve been “asked back” for 2019! The conference...

Executive pay can’t exist in a vacuum: RemCos need broader people expertise

By  21 Aug, 2019 00:01

Few would argue HR doesn’t have a leading role to play in setting reward strategy for an organisation’s broader workforce. But at executive levels it can be a different story, with decisions over top pay led by remuneration comm...

Trick or treat?

By  15 Aug, 2019 15:58

Not altogether unexpectedly, since I last blogged we have gained a new prime minister and, love him or loathe him, one thing is guaranteed with Boris Johnson – politics won’t ever be boring during his premiership! So the Brexit sequel to 29 March 2019...