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Tackling gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps

By  One day ago

Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a new strategy for tackling gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps. Their recommendations on the changes needed to address pay gaps in Britain are timely for many businesses who are preparin...

Why organisations must be ‘change ready’ for OD to succeed

By  9 Aug, 2017 14:18

By Dr Kathy Holmes-Bonney Chartered FCIPD, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs (OD & HR), NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Organisational Development is much mentioned but little understood. For me, it is an investment into the health and ...

Will more Government money be enough to help disadvantaged people into work?

By  7 Aug, 2017 09:14

By Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer Last week the Department for State and Communities and Local Government announced an allocation of £28 million for six schemes designed to provide specialist tailored support to help over 18,000 disa...

Let’s put our Heads Together to create mentally healthy workplaces

By  7 Aug, 2017 08:17

For the past few months, the CIPD has been actively supporting the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign with mental health charity Mind to end stigma around mental health. The campaign ‘aims to change the national conversation on me...

Recovery-less jobs? How Scotland is creating jobs but not growth

By  4 Aug, 2017 10:35

Scotland is, according to the respected economic think-tank The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), teetering on the verge of recession. A recession is defined by economists as two consecutive quarters of falling output and there is a perception that...

A brief Brex-pite

By  2 Aug, 2017 11:01

Last week was the first of parliament’s six-week recess (as a former parliamentary staffer I know that you’re not supposed to call it a holiday!) and a chance for MPs (and the general populus) to finally pause and take a breath. It’s...

Supreme Court rules that ET fees prevent access to justice

By  26 Jul, 2017 12:33

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed Unison’s appeal that the UK’s fee system for individuals enforcing their employment rights via employment tribunals is unlawful. The CIPD welcomes this ruling and has consistently called for a full...

Voice as a fundamental aspect of ‘Good Work’

By  20 Jul, 2017 09:27

By Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Adviser The Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices highlights the importance of effective worker voice for creating good work. We believe that having a meaningful voice is critical to better experience and...

The Ownership Effect Could Power up Productivity

By  14 Jul, 2017 16:23

Scotland's latest unemployment rate fell to its lowest ever, now standing at 20% lower than the rest of the UK. That said we still have a significant number of people who have given up searching for work all together. Some don't like the jobs...

Is your organisation supporting the next generation of workers?

By  14 Jul, 2017 13:45

By Lizzie Crowley , Skills Adviser Ahead of World Youth Skills Day (15th July) we asked HR professionals what type of opportunities their organisations offered young people. It was really positive to see the high level of engagement, particularly wit...