"We commit to safe workplaces supporting a healthy workforce."
Here we provide resources from the CIPD on health and wellbeing in the workplace, employment status, the use of different types of employment contracts and a discussion on the gig economy.
CIPD Viewpoint: Employee health and wellbeing
Explore the CIPD’s point of view on health and wellbeing at work, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers.
CIPD Viewpoint: Employment status, rights and regulation
Explore the CIPD's point of view on employment status, rights and regulation, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers.
Research and insights
- Report: Health and wellbeing at work
Read our nineteenth annual survey report (previously known as the Absence Management Report) that examines trends in absence and health and wellbeing in UK workplaces.
- Report: Growing the health and wellbeing agenda: from first steps to full potential
We look at the business case for growing the health and wellbeing agenda, and the role of the HR profession in driving this agenda forward.
- Report: Employee financial wellbeing
Financial wellbeing not only affects individual workers but it also affects business performance, as this report helps to illustrate. The report is accompanied by practical guidance and behavioural insights.
- Report: Diversity and inclusion at work: facing up to the business case
Assessing the evidence on the outcomes of diversity at work, the barriers keeping inequalities in place and how organisations can tackle these to make work an equal business.
- CIPD Voice article: Health and safety at work: half-full or half-empty?
With the rate of physical injuries at work having fallen, stress and depression is on the rise. Mark Beatson explains the statistics and what's causing people stress at work.
- CIPD Voice article: Health at work: prevention is better than cure
Rachel Suff calls for employers to do more to create healthier working environments so prevent mental and physical illnesses for staff.
- CIPD Voice article: We need to watch out for unhealthy behaviour at work
Rachel Suff looks at some worrying trends when it comes to health and wellbeing at work, and outlines some of the steps organisations can take to fix it.
- Megatrends: Is work in the UK really becoming less secure?
This report examines a range of evidence proving that the so-called 'casualisation' of work in the UK has been overstated.
- The gig economy hub
Here you can access resources and dicussions on the gig economy and explore the questions, and answers, to the issues that this new way of working raises.
- Employer/employee views of zero-hours contracts
Survey evidence on how and why employers use zero-hours and short-hours contracts, and employees' characteristics, attitudes and preferences when it comes to these types of contract.
Guidance and factsheets
- Factsheet: Wellbeing at work
Understand the links between work, health and wellbeing, and the roles in creating an organisational approach to employee wellbeing.
- Factsheet: Mental health in the workplace
Mental health issues impact employee wellbeing and are a significant cause of long-term absence. We look at ways to support employees’ mental health.
- Factsheet: Stress in the workplace
Stress places huge demands on employees' health and wellbeing. Learn how to identify and address stress at work, and distinguish between stress and pressure.
- Guide: Neurodiversity at work
Learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for organisations, and how to support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.
- Guide: Supporting mental health at work
This guidance, developed jointly by Mind and the CIPD, helps managers to support their employees' mental health at work.
- Let's talk menopause
This page provides access to guidance on the menopause in the workplace and aims to break the stigma so that people of all ages can achieve their true potential.
- Guide: Zero hours contracts: understanding the law
Understand the legal issues surrounding zero-hours contracts, the various types of agreements, and how to manage zero-hours contracts responsibly.
- Factsheet: Employment status
Understand how being defined in UK law as an employee, a worker or self-employed affects employment rights and employers’ legal responsibilities.
- Factsheet: Contracts of employment
The factsheet provides introductory guidance on the types on contract, and examines the items included in the written statement of particulars and their legal context.
- Factsheet: Zero hours contracts
Unlike traditional contracts of employment, zero-hours contracts offer no guarantee of work. Explore their advantages and disadvantages.