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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,...

Closing the gender pay gap: whose role is it anyway?

By  28 Feb, 2020 15:20

By Katy Adalar, communications manager at the CIPD. An equal world is an enabled world. That’s the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (n ext Sunday , 8 Marc h) – a day to celebrate women’s achievements and promote gender equality . Women...

Golden decade of sharp growth in permanent, skilled roles defies austerity and uncertainty

By  26 Feb, 2020 17:31

By Gerwyn Davies, Senior Policy Advisor - Labour Market. UK productivity growth of 0.3% over the past ten years recently won the Royal Statistical Society’s accolade as the ‘statistic of the decade’. However, analysis of the labour market by the CIPD...

Outstanding Contribution Award for branch volunteers

By  25 Feb, 2020 14:22

By Alexandra Carr, Community Lead, Branch Development. We know that all branch volunteers work hard, and we are grateful for the difference committee members make in Championing Better Work and Working Lives, so we have created an award to thank individuals...

Why evidence is key to effective professional practice.

By  25 Feb, 2020 12:00

By Edward Houghton, Head of Research at the CIPD. Good HR is built on evidence. From the design of new performance management programmes to the management of an employee grievance, its critical to make use of information, data and insights every step...

How are organisations supporting learning at work?

By  24 Feb, 2020 11:29

Lizzie Crowley, Senior Policy Advisor - Skills The world of work is rapidly changing, impacting on how organisations approach learning at work. In this fast-changing world, learning needs to evolve and it must be accessible and agile. Many organisations...

The gender pay gap: what you must report and what it tells you about your business

By  24 Feb, 2020 08:05

By Charles Cotton, CIPD senior adviser for Reward and Performance. There are just five weeks left to publish your gender pay gap data (the deadline is 30 March for public sector employers and 4 April for those in the private and voluntary sectors)...

Veganism: the new religion?

By  20 Feb, 2020 14:58

By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst With perfect timing, Veganuary was ushered in this year with a ‘landmark’ judgment on ‘ethical veganism’. The case, Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports, involves a zoologist who was the...