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It’s time to properly support women experiencing the menopause at work

By  7 Mar, 2019 15:59

By Claire McCartney, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD International Women's Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme this year #BalanceforBetter: the future is exciting...

Ultimately we are all slightly crazy, vulnerable, striving human beings

By  7 Mar, 2019 15:53

By Gill White, Business and Market Development Director, CIPD I’ve been asked to write a blog for International Women’s Day in my capacity as a woman and as a senior woman at the CIPD. I reflected on why I would not have done it, had I not been asked...

It’s 2019! Why wouldn’t we believe in equality? #BalanceForBetter

By  7 Mar, 2019 15:49

CIPD colleagues talk about their daughters’ views on work on International Women’s Day. ‘Over the half term holiday, I took my 10 -year old daughter to Bletchley Park. I was struck again by the critical role that women played during the war. My daughter...

A common language to help youth employability

By  6 Mar, 2019 15:48

By Lizzie Crowley, Skills Policy Adviser at the CIPD National Careers Week (4–9 March) aims to underscore the importance of quality careers education in schools and colleges across the UK. Careers guidance is crucial for young people as transitioning...

Celebrating International Women’s Day – celebrating human diversity every day

By  5 Mar, 2019 13:33

By Sarah Corney, Head of Customer Experience, CIPD The CIPD has an interesting and inspiring history. Founded in 1913 as the Welfare Workers Association, it was originally set up to improve the working conditions of female workers in the UK’s factories...

Putting employee voice centre stage

By  28 Feb, 2019 10:36

By Louisa Baczor , Research Adviser at the CIPD In today’s world of work, with many insecure jobs, long working hours cultures and the decline in collective representation, how much influence do people have over their employment conditions? Opportunities...

Mentoring – why I love it and what it means to me

By  26 Feb, 2019 12:23

Nichole Higgins, finalist for the National Mentoring Awards for her contribution to the CIPD Steps Ahead Mentoring programme, shares her story. When I signed up to volunteer as a CIPD Steps Ahead mentor in 2016 I never could have imagined that...

Law on Tour - Abracadabra!

By  25 Feb, 2019 12:04

By Cas Carrington Have you noticed a tendency just lately for the notion that there are some quick fixes to managing employee relations issues? The impression given is that there are some secret moves that can be imparted to solve your problems, as...

Labour Market Outlook: Highlights

By  18 Feb, 2019 10:29

By Jon Boys, Labour Market Economist, CIPD The quarterly CIPD Labour Market Outlook (LMO) provides a set of forward-looking labour market indicators, highlighting employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions for the first quarter of 2019....

Making the switch to self-employment

By  12 Feb, 2019 16:28

By Phil Marsland Moving from a successful career in house to creating and running my own business was a huge step. Practically and psychologically. Practically I needed sound advice and I was fortunate to have a business mentor, who pointed me...