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Employers must do more to support LGBT+ workers

By  10 Jun, 2022 13:38

More than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict. By Daphne Doody-Green, Head of CIPD Northern England. While progress has been made, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people still worry that reveal...

New normal still to emerge for hybrid working, finds CIPD survey

By  9 Jun, 2022 14:51

CIPD Voice On... hybrid working, by Ben Wilmott, CIPD's Head of Public Policy, and Claire McCartney, CIPD's Senior Policy Advisor on resourcing and inclusion. The ongoing debate about the pros and cons of home and hybrid working has hit the head...

What businesses need to do to attract - and keep - top talent

By  7 Jun, 2022 06:00

By Deborah Stevenson, Chief People Officer, PwC Operate Lots has been said and written about the so-called Great Resignation - and rightly. COVID-19 gave people the time and opportunity to reevaluate their lives, what they value and what they want t...

The CIPD is calling the UK government to improve its support for working carers

By  6 Jun, 2022 15:05

CIPD Voice On... inclusion, by Claire McCartney, CIPD's senior policy advisor on resourcing and inclusion. Across the UK today there are 6.5 million unpaid carers supporting a family member or friend who is elderly, disabled or seriously ill - t...

For the lower paid, career progression is key to a prosperous future.

By  6 Jun, 2022 09:35

Sue Tunmore, People Director – The Co-op. Around the UK, too many people are struggling to find the good work that will allow them to provide for themselves and their families. Worries about the rising cost of living loom large for house...

May 2022 law blog

By  1 Jun, 2022 10:17

‘Future of work’ review, protection for low-pay and shop workers, self-isolating for monkeypox. Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law changes and case law in May 2022.This month’s Queen’s Speech l...

Technology doesn’t just boost capability or replace jobs

By  19 May, 2022 09:57

Hayfa Mohdzaini, Senior Research Adviser, Data, Technology and AI, CIPD Technology’s function in boosting people’s capability (augmentation) and replacing jobs or tasks has often been spoken and written about. But did you know there are o...

Reputation and impact: the rise of the people profession

By  10 May, 2022 10:23

As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s important that people professionals take a moment to assess the impact they have within their organisation. Has their standing increased? How can the profession add the most value across the business? ...

Agile working: Improving productivity and work-life balance in the North

By  3 May, 2022 12:36

Over two-fifths (43%) of employers think that staff are generally more productive when they are working from home or in a hybrid way.This research is from our new ‘An update on flexible and hybrid working practices’ report which includes ...

One+All: Protecting workers from financial struggle

By  3 May, 2022 11:14

Nicola Ryan MCIPD, Director of Colleague Support at school wear provider One+All. Despite the rising cost of living, one in five workers feel their employer is not doing enough to support their financial wellbeing – rising to almost one ...

Career Ready – empowering Scotland’s young, undiscovered talent

By  29 Apr, 2022 08:30

The pandemic has hit young people the hardest in terms of unemployment and economic inactivity, with UK youth employment rates at a near-record low. The CIPD’s One Million Chances campaign aims to create a million opportunities for young people...

Statutory pay and tribunal award increases, COVID-19, employee relations case law

By  28 Apr, 2022 10:43

Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law changes and case law in January to April 2022 April 2022 saw the following increases in statutory pay rates: Maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay rose to &po...

Taking the pulse of the people profession in Ireland

By  25 Apr, 2022 10:54

Every year at the CIPD we run the People Profession survey. As part of this process we ask the profession to reflect on their working lives, career aspirations and people priorities - a very useful exercise for us all to be able to take stock of the ...

Northern Ireland Skills Barometer 2021

By  5 Apr, 2022 07:00

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser at the CIPD in Northern Ireland As the immediate concerns over the pandemic impact on the Northern Irish economy abated, new challenges reared their heads – be it labour and skills shortages ...

Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

By  4 Apr, 2022 07:00

By Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser at the CIPD in Scotland Last month, the Scottish Government published its new 10-year economic strategy - Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation. Scotland is certainly not sho...

HR leaders unite with Metro Mayors on good employment

By  1 Apr, 2022 14:04

CIPD North held an exclusive Good Employment Summit for HR leaders, in collaboration with the Metro Mayors of Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire, to explore ways to drive good employment standards and address regional inequalities.The online se...

Supporting Colleagues during Ramadan

By  1 Apr, 2022 09:07

With the start of Ramadan, many Muslims will be taking part in religious practices and fasting from sunrise to sunset each day for one lunar month, based on sighting of the moon (for 2022 most likely 2 April to 01 May). People professionals, HR pract...

Five responsible people practices that can help people out of in-work poverty

By  29 Mar, 2022 23:01

Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD Membership Department. News of the UK’s cost of living crisis has dominated the headlines since the Chancellor’s Spring Statement last week, with multiple stories of families having to cho...

Understanding older workers in Scotland

By  28 Mar, 2022 15:29

By Lee Ann Panglea, Head of the CIPD in Scotland and Northern Ireland Introduction Scotland’s population – and workforce – is ageing. While about 400,000 more people live in Scotland today than in the 1990s, the number ...

Overcoming homeworking challenges

By  24 Mar, 2022 02:08

Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD. The coronavirus pandemic has often been referred to as leading to the world’s largest working from home experiment. During the first lockdown in the UK, almost half (47%) of all UK workers spent...

P&O redundancies: seafarer employees and the scope of UK law

By  23 Mar, 2022 14:04

Voice on… Employment law, by HR-inform, provider of CIPD’s employment law helpline The sacking of over 800 staff last week by P&O Ferries, a subsidiary of Dubai-based DP World, caused a public outcry in the UK, and prompted man...

Is this the toughest recruitment market on record?

By  11 Mar, 2022 14:01

CIPD Voice On... the labour market, by Jon Boys, CIPD's Labour Market Economist. It’s been over two years since Covid-19 first graced the stage and, although now waning, the effects continue to reverberate - nowhere more so than in the...

PwC Middle East: Committed to hiring over 500 new graduates each year

By  8 Mar, 2022 14:51

Mona Abou Hana, Chief People Officer for EMEA and the Middle East, PwC Middle East. At PwC Middle East, we have a successful graduate programme in place that is now on its sixth intake. Each year, we bring in over 300 new graduates to giv...

Qatar Cool: Providing the next generation with the tools, skills, and experience to take the country forward

By  1 Mar, 2022 12:24

Hasan Imam MCIPD, Head of Talent Development and Acquisition, Qatar Cool and Zulfikar Jiffry, Internal Communications Specialist, Qatar Cool. Our internship program is aimed at students who have studied in Qatar and international universit...

Better work and working lives for Northern Ireland

By  1 Mar, 2022 09:30

By Marek Zemanik – Senior Public Policy Adviser. My last blog , looking at some of the political and policy issues that are likely to dominate the NI Assembly election, was published exactly two days before Paul Givan resigned as First Min...