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Stepping up support for 50+ workers: New employer tools and guidance

By  19 Sep, 2023 16:20

Claire McCartney, Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser at the CIPD, reflects on the launch of an age-inclusive recruitment toolkit by the Centre for Ageing Better in collaboration with CIPD and REC. The newly-released recruitment tools provi...

Commission reveals findings on hybrid working in new report

By  14 Sep, 2023 12:12

The UK’s Hybrid Work Commission, with input from the CIPD, has launched its report with recommendations to UK Government on how to get the most from hybrid working A growing body of research shows that the right hybrid and remo...

Employment law updates: Fines raised for employment of undocumented workers and upcoming changes to be implemented for fire safety legislation

By  25 Aug, 2023 10:31

CIPD looks at UK employment law developments in August 2023 Fines raised for firms found to be employing illegal migrants New fines are set to come into force in early 2024 for firms who are found to have repeatedly employed illegal...

Employment law updates: Retained EU Bill, redundancy protection and flexible working

By  11 Aug, 2023 11:16

*This post was written in late June, 2023. For the most up-to-date information on legislative changes under RUEL please see our member-support page: https://www.cipd.org/uk/knowledge/employment-law/retained-eu-law-bill-employment-changes/ &n...

Are young people less loyal to their employers?

By  14 Jul, 2023 15:04

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, analyses the loyalty of young people to their employers and explores whether they’re less loyal than other age groups Young people are reported to job hop more, but is this disloyalty ...

Why young people are working from home less

By  7 Jul, 2023 10:05

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, analyses working from home trends by age to find out if young people in the UK are working from home less  Age matters when it comes to working from home trends and reporting on them. And a key p...

A just transition in a rapidly changing world

By  1 Jul, 2023 11:10

By Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD Businesses everywhere are being buffeted by geopolitical change, economic headwinds, social change, sustainability challenges, and technological disruption. Surveys, such as that from the Conference Board...

Employment law updates: Extension of protections and paid leave for parents and carers

By  30 Jun, 2023 12:53

On 24 May 2023, three acts extending protections for parents and carers received Royal Assent: The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act This act allows up to 12 weeks paid leave for employed parents with a baby that is admitted to neonat...

Why staff turnover data matters

By  16 Jun, 2023 10:21

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, shares benchmarking data on employee turnover and discusses why monitoring this is important for your organisation At the CIPD we’re often asked for staff turnover data (the proportion...

Could offering summer hours suit your business?

By  5 Jun, 2023 09:51

Jon Boys , Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, analyses seasonal variations in working hours and discusses flexible working practices that can benefit both the employer and the employee In 2022, PwC grabbed headlines by offering staff summer h...

Hiring people with convictions: Five key strategies to consider

By  30 May, 2023 14:16

The CIPD Trust is delighted to partner with Offploy and St Giles Trust to deliver a pilot project that supports people with convictions to succeed in work, using the expertise of the Trust’s experienced HR mentors. Offploy’s founder...

Employment law updates: Working Time Regulations, TUPE and non-compete clauses

By  26 May, 2023 13:00

*This post was written in May 2023, for the most up-to-date information on legislative changes under RUEL please see our member-support page https://www.cipd.org/uk/knowledge/employment-law/retained-eu-law-bill-employment-changes/ As the UK Gover...

Few people are coming to the UK on work visas despite high net migration

By  26 May, 2023 10:10

CIPD Voice On…migration to the UK and associated skills/labour shortages. Plus our policy calls in this area. By James Cockett, CIPD’s Labour Market Economist Estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) of long-te...

CIPD research shows year-to-year fall in keeping up with bills and other commitments

By  13 Apr, 2023 14:42

Charles Cotton, CIPD's senior policy advisor on performance and reward. Against the backdrop of the UK’s worst cost-of-living crisis in decades, with the annual rate of CPI inflation increasing by 10.4% in February 2023, CIPD research finds tha...

Inclusive recruitment – look around your organisation…

By  21 Mar, 2023 16:09

…do you see people of different colour, culture, appearance, family status and socio-economic background, asks Enoch Adeyemi? The CIPD in Scotland invited the founder of Black Professionals Scotland , and a speaker at the 2023 CIPD Scotl...

Flexible working in front line roles: What is possible?

By  15 Mar, 2023 10:21

CIPD Voice On... the importance of flexible working for all and in particular what can be done to support flexibility in front-line roles. By Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Advisor - Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD. Flex for all You&r...

For a healthy HR profession: prioritise self-care to avoid burnout

By  14 Mar, 2023 17:25

Emma Mamo of Scotland’s national mental health charity SAMH, highlights the need for people professionals to care for themselves. Most roles have an element of pressure, such as targets or deadlines, but stress is when we feel that what i...

Real progress on gender balance targets for FTSE 350 firms but organisations must not ‘rest on their laurels’

By  8 Mar, 2023 13:19

CIPD Voice On... findings of the Women Leaders Review by Claire McCartney, CIPD’s Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser. In its second report, the government-backed  FTSE Women Leaders Review  found that FTSE 350 firms had reached the gender pa...

The CIPD’s role in supporting the improvement of equality, diversity and inclusion in the profession

By  7 Mar, 2023 13:48

CIPD Voice On… by Jill Miller and Lutfur Ali, Senior Policy Advisors on EDI. We know from research and experience that equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the people profession needs improving. We have a vital role to play in hel...

Top 10 tips to make hiring apprentices work for your organisation

By  6 Mar, 2023 11:07

Marek Zemanik, CIPD’s senior public policy adviser for Scotland, shares tips on how to get the best out of apprentices. Work-based learning, and apprenticeships in particular, benefit employers and young people in many ways. Organisations...

Supporting your employees through financial uncertainty

By  3 Mar, 2023 14:38

CIPD Scotland invited Stephen Pearson, chair of Financial Inclusion for Scotland, to share some good examples of organisations supporting employees through the cost-of-living crisis. Evidence shows that financial worries can have a detrimental ...

Wellbeing: Why people professionals need to walk the talk

By  1 Mar, 2023 16:33

CIPD Voice On... the impact of work on people professionals' mental and physical health, by Rebecca Peters, CIPD Research Adviser. It’s very telling that the 2022 word of the year reflected the chaos and upheaval that we’ve experienced si...

Employment law updates: responding to school closures, new right to request predictable hours, and a landmark Court of Appeal decision

By  27 Feb, 2023 10:03

Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD, looks at employment law developments in January and February 2023 for England, Scotland and Wales. Teachers’ strikes On 1 February 2023, 85% of schools in England and Wales were either fully or...

The productivity puzzle

By  24 Feb, 2023 12:13

Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD, on why skills utilisation and job quality are key to improving output Last month I talked about the immediate challenges confronting us as a profession, but also holding on to a longer-term vision and sense of purpose, both...

What is the National Living Wage?

By  21 Feb, 2023 13:12

Definition A living wage according to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is the amount of income needed to provide an employee with a basic but socially acceptable standard of living. It is different fr...