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The People Profession in 2018

By  5 Nov, 2018 09:00

By Louisa Baczor , Research Advisor at the CIPD The role of people professionals is diversifying and becoming more complex. As organisations become increasingly agile and rely more on contractors and remote workers to meet immediate business needs...

‘Good work’ for all: celebrating Living Wage Week

By  2 Nov, 2018 16:46

By Olga Jadinskaja, Project Manager of the CIPD's Living Wage pilot. CIPD is joining the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK. It works with employers to drive positive change in their workplaces, so more employees receive fair...

The Blawg: Who’s responsible for employees’ wrongdoings?

By  1 Nov, 2018 15:46

By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst Consider this scenario. One of your employees maliciously posts the payroll data of 100,000 staff – names and addresses, bank account details and salaries – to a file sharing website. He also sends the data to three...

It’s time to properly support workplace Returners

By  18 Oct, 2018 10:05

By Claire McCartney, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD The focus of both employers and the Government on supporting workplace Returners has been growing in recent months. Workplace returners represent valuable talent for organisations and it makes...

Apprentice Blog: Week 2: Don’t pitch yourself up to fail

By  15 Oct, 2018 15:00

The second task in what Lord Sugar ominously calls “the process” was about designing a comic. The grizzled entrepreneur spots opportunities few can see the need for, which is probably why he developed the email phone. But a tablet compatible comic to...

How effective is HR at conducting people analytics? A south-east Asia focus

By  15 Oct, 2018 08:30

People analytics is commonly recognised as one of the most important emerging practices in HR, and in south-east Asia the use of data and insights has been a hot topic in HR for a number of years . With increasing amounts of data readily available in...

Meanwhile on the Apprentice. There really IS no I in team. Follow the leader

By  11 Oct, 2018 16:23

I am an avid watcher of the series for all its shortcomings. I will highlight the great stuff the contestants do when skilful as well as the epic skill fails , which they all demonstrate and which hold them back. I will call out my winner after week...

Scotland the Blog: Skills to pay the bills?

By  11 Oct, 2018 11:21

"Skills to pay the Bills” was a rap by the Beastie Boys in 1992, when I was halfway through university as a mature student learning new skills. Skills are key to improving productivity and pay, ensuring that we can build inclusive growth. When I joined...

Making the most of people data: proving the value of people analytics in the UK, Ireland and US

By  10 Oct, 2018 16:40

By Melanie Green , Research Adviser at the CIPD With more opportunity to collect and use people data than ever before, the importance of deploying workforce data responsibly, importantly and effectively, has never been greater. Ultimately, it can...

Migration advisory report provides steer on Brexit immigration, but low-skilled requirements need further thought

By  8 Oct, 2018 14:25

By Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst, CIPD The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has produced a largely well-reasoned, evidence-based set of recommendations to government on how a post-Brexit immigration system could work. Many of those...