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A message for the members of the CIPD Community #VolunteersWeek

By  2 Jun, 2020 16:26

An online community doesn’t just happen because you set up a website – it needs filling, prodding, stimulating, provoking and managing. That's the role of the community manager and that has been my pleasure for the last 16 years. But ...

D&I in a time of pandemic – is it still relevant?

By  1 Jun, 2020 17:41

By Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Standard Life Aberdeen Unprecedented : ‘without previous instance, never before known or experienced, unexampled’. That’s the word I’ve had front of mind for th...

Workplace money matters: Ensuring the financial wellbeing of employees is more important now than ever

By  1 Jun, 2020 08:56

By Charles Cotton, Senior Reward Advisor at the CIPD.What’s the problem? A CIPD survey carried out in April 2020 of over 1,000 workers found 39% of them saying their financial security had worsened&...

Branch volunteers — our HR heroes! #HRtogether

By  1 Jun, 2020 08:17

Alexandra Carr is Community Lead for CIPD Branches Branch volunteers have demonstrated passion and commitment to the profession during the crisis — without doubt they've been HR heroes. We’ve seen their commitment and donat...

The CIPD branches continue to provide resources and support for the profession #HRtogether

By  1 Jun, 2020 00:01

By Louise Nuttall, Chartered MCIPD, Branch Chair, CIPD Swindon and North Wiltshire From the start of the coronavirus crisis, many members looked to their local CIPD branch for resources and support as well as events and networking opportunities ...

What's happening with Diversity and Inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By  27 May, 2020 13:16

In a recent CIPD survey of 1,178 employers, conducted between 17-23 April, around two fifths of employers told us they thought that their prior investment in diversity and inclusion will help them respond effectively in a cri...

'We have a key role to play and need to be bold' #HRtogether

By  27 May, 2020 11:32

Chris Jones is an HR Director at Kellogg’s supporting the UK & Ireland Market, as well as leading Commercial Capability for the European Organisation. There can be no doubt, this has been a time of change and adjustment! You may not know ...

What does the People Profession look like in 2020?

By  27 May, 2020 01:01

The CIPD People Profession survey 2020, in association with Workday, is an annual snapshot of what’s happening right now across the people profession. From the perspective of practitioners themselves, the survey gathers insight and data a...

What’s in a name?

By  27 May, 2020 00:00

Profession for the Future, the way we’ve described our work designed to help people professionals thrive in a changing world of work, is changing. From 27 May, it will be called The People Profession: now and for the future, or ‘now and f...

Three tips for the months ahead #HRtogether

By  26 May, 2020 15:42

Kelly Angus is Executive Director of HR/OD and Deputy Chief Executive at Northumberland County Council, EnglandSupporting the COVID-19 emergency response has been my sole focus for some eight to ten weeks now, and how life has changed for HR/OD. I ha...

We've turned our skills to new tasks to help our people and community #HRtogether

By  26 May, 2020 08:30

Pamela Forsyth is HR Business Partner Team Leader at Stirling Council in Scotland In these changed times we have all had to work very differently, and within HR we have had to learn how to undertake our function in very different ways. However w...

Working from home in Scotland – a permanent shift?

By  22 May, 2020 11:37

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser at CIPD Scotland Introduction One of the most immediate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the world of work has been the significant shift to homeworking across many sectors. Almost like a lar...

Crisis as catalyst: a Covid-19 leadership conversation with Rupert McNeil and Peter Cheese

By  20 May, 2020 15:34

‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’ is a phrase we are hearing with increasing regularity in discussions around the longer-term impact of the coronavirus crisis. This may make it a slightly hackneyed, but it doesn&...

Essential skills are profoundly human and more important than ever before

By  20 May, 2020 00:01

The world of work has been evolving faster than ever before. Rapid developments in technology, as well as attitudes and expectations have been shifting the nature of jobs and how and where we work, and these trends will very likely accelerate as...

'You have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others' #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 20:36

Shane O'Brien is HR Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, UK and Ireland. COVID-19 has created some historical and unprecedented challenges right across business, economic and social entities. While it is unlikely we will ever forget this ...

Acknowledging the crucial role of people professionals during COVID-19 #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 17:01

Based in Northern Ireland, Dylan Loughlin is Director at Copacetic Business Solutions Copacetic Business Solutions is based out of the Crumlin Road Gaol visitor centre, next to the Mater hospital. Like many organisations, COVID-19 has forced us to cl...

If you have people’s best interests at heart, and you are as transparent as possible, that’s what matters #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 16:42

Emma Alcock is Global Head of Engagement and Communications for Mayborn Group.The impact of the pandemic on our organisation has varied globally from our people working in our factory in China, who were impacted very early on, alongside those in Shan...

HR in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 16:42

Based in the Philippines, Rene M. Gener, DPM, is Executive Director at the People Management Association of the PhilippinesThe COVID-19 health crisis is an unforeseen event that slumped businesses and workers alike. In fact, nobody was prepared...

Putting our people first at Dynamic Planner #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 15:53

Based in the UK, Elly Gallagher is Head of People and Values at Dynamic Planner. I’d like to take a moment to share how incredibly proud I am to work alongside such professional team members at Dynamic Planner, who truly care about each other ...

As it turns out, you learn quickly that HR and OD are critical to the preparation, planning and response to a global health emergency #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 15:45

Claire Vaughan is Executive Director of Workforce and OD for the Welsh Ambulance Service.'When we come out of the other end of this and reflect on what we describe as ‘core’ services, I wonder if the crucial role my team has played wi...

The importance of a values-based approach #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 15:31

Based in Alberta, Canada, Rob Caswell is Manager, Employee & Labour Relations for Carewest Innovative Healthcare. Our people team is still getting used to their change of scenery. Our organization consists of 13 public continuing care sites...

The importance of team work and reacting quickly to protect people and jobs #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 15:01

Morag Ormiston is Group HR Manager for Seatronics, based in the UK. Seatronics, part of the Acteon Group, has employees based around the globe with offices in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Aberdeen and Houston. Our commitment to our 120+ employees has been t...

Stepping up during a pandemic – a professional development opportunity like no other #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 14:12

Alicia Bedford is HR Executive for Cambridge Commodities, based in the UK. For me personally, the start of 2020 meant continuing my professional development as I was covering for our Head of HR while she was on maternity. It was the year that I could...

Adapting to a changing world of work and preparing for a post-COVID world #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 11:53

Dr Noraslinda Zuber is Director of Human Capital for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic is undeniably one of the world's most challenging to date. The effects of this pandemic can be seen across the globe,...

From virtual onboarding to wellbeing, how the CIPD has been supporting its people during COVID-19 #HRtogether

By  19 May, 2020 09:27

Brad Taylor is the CIPD's Director of People, OD and Workplace, responsible for employees across the UK, Ireland, Asia and Middle East. Every business should have a strong, well-rehearsed business continuity plan... Yet rehearsals typically ...