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Employment law updates: neonatal leave for parents, tips allocation bill, data protection reforms and calculating holiday pay

By  8 hours ago

Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law developments in July and August 2022 for England, Scotland, and Wales. A handful of new employment laws appeared before Parliament’s summer shutdown. In mid-July, draft regulat...

Calculating holiday using 12.07% method unlawful for part-year workers

By  6 days ago

Voice on… Employment law, by Nicola Mullineux, HR-inform, provider of CIPD’s  employment law helpline . Following a long-awaited Supreme Court judgment, some employers will need to review their annual leave practices after common calc...

Tribunal rulings show need for caution over gender-critical views

By  29 Jul, 2022 13:29

CIPD Voice On… gender critical guidance, by Ben Willmott, CIPD’s Head of Public Policy. Organisations should review their policies and guidelines for employees and managers in light of the latest case law.Two recent employment tribu...

Ten years with the CIPD

By  27 Jul, 2022 12:26

It’s been an unbelievable ten years since I joined the CIPD as chief executive in July 2012. I was as excited then about the opportunity to help our profession and professional body as I continue to be now, but couldn’t possibly have imag...

New strike use for agency workers, first long COVID tribunal claim and trans rights at work

By  19 Jul, 2022 12:04

Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law developments in June and July 2022 for England, Scotland, and Wales. On 13 July, the RMT union, representing railway, maritime and transport workers, announced a one-day strike over ...

CIPD Ireland is urging employers to be flexible around working arrangements as temperatures rise in the coming days.

By  18 Jul, 2022 08:38

EMPLOYERS URGED TO HELP WORKERS KEEP THEIR COOL CIPD Ireland says staying flexible is key to managing staff needs during hot weather CIPD Ireland is urging employers to be flexible around working arrangements as temperatures rise in the coming days. ...

One-off bonuses: are they the best way to support people through the cost-of-living crisis?

By  8 Jul, 2022 08:13

CIPD Voice On… cost-of-living bonuses, by Charles Cotton, CIPD's Senior Advisor, Performance and Reward. Against a backdrop of soaring inflation, a number of UK employers are generously topping up pay packets with a cost-of-living pa...

Hybrid presentations – a challenge and an opportunity

By  5 Jul, 2022 12:56

Public speaking trainer Gavin Brown offers tips for presenting to people working in multiple locations. Fifty-five percent of employees want to work from home at least some of the time. This was one of the headline statistics from the recent CIPD Wo...

Persistent gaps in fair work remain but change on the way, finds CIPD Working Lives Scotland 2022 report

By  1 Jul, 2022 12:29

Marek Zemanik, Senior Public Policy Adviser at the CIPD in Scotland. For the third year in a row, our Working Lives Scotland report further enhances our understanding of fair work in Scotland. Last year’s report revealed remarkable consist...

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...