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Knowing the law and getting it right

By  3 days ago

By Sandra Madigan, Law Content Manager HR, CIPD Following the introduction of the employment tribunal fee system in July 2013, claims dropped dramatically, by over 70 per cent. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the requirement to pay a fee...

Ups and downs of ‘gig economy’ work

By  4 days ago

Louisa Baczor, Research Adviser The ‘gig economy’ has been a hot topic of debate, particularly following the Taylor Review ’s call to improve the quality of work for those in atypical employment. The CIPD’s research found that...

Join the Big Conversation: Families, Parents and the Workplace

By  4 days ago

The CIPD Manchester branch is inviting HR professionals, researchers and other interested organisations to contribute to a public policy ‘ hackathon ’, which is a joint problem-solving activity, on a range of issues relating to ‘families...

Is there more to employee voice?

By  5 days ago

By Ksenia Zheltoukhova , Head of CIPD Research A couple of years ago a team I was part of completed a values-based survey, reflecting on what was important to us both at home and at work. When the results were revealed, my personal and professi...

Small is beautiful – well-being in small firms

By  18 Sep, 2017 13:48

The CIPD is pleased to support the new 'Wellbeing in Small Business' campaign, just launched by the Federation of Small Business (FSB). It includes a Wellbeing in Small Business hub where you can find useful information and practical adv...

'If you're going to do it - do it right!'

By  15 Sep, 2017 12:01

Law on Tour Autumn 2017 - by Cas Carrington We have an old fashioned system in our offices for highlighting the progress of the employment tribunal cases we’re handling. It’s a very large wipe board. Now, of course, we record everything...

Decent, Fair, and Good to Middling: Why Job Quality is policy issue of the moment in Scotland and the UK

By  7 Sep, 2017 13:49

Look at the photo. A man is standing with a placard outside the Apple Store in Glasgow advertising cheap iPhone repairs. This is without doubt a job. A person is paid to stand there with a placard. Maybe it works because people do maybe think &ldquo....

Models matter, but so do you…

By  6 Sep, 2017 15:09

By Cindy Cox, Development Consultant at Roffey Park Institute. Cindy Cox and Tom Kenward, Senior Consultant at Roffey Park Institute, are facilitating the workshop at the Organisation Development Conference and Workshop, 11 - 12 October, London. In change...

Context is everything in Organisation Development - what practitioners need to pay attention to

By  5 Sep, 2017 10:20

By Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Academic OD Practitioner and Founder of Quality and Equality Ltd. Mee-Yan is speaking at the Organisation Development Conference and Workshop, 11 - 12 October, London . Context is everything in OD. In our practice, without...

Is the fit note fit for purpose?

By  1 Sep, 2017 10:34

When the ‘Fit note’ replaced the ‘sick note’ in 2010, it was hoped that it would herald a new way for employers to manage sickness absence. Instead of the binary approach of being either fit or unfit for work, it introduced a ...