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Apprentice: A Washout made worse by the Dearth of a Salesperson

By  25 Nov, 2016 10:05

Have I been watching the Apprentice? Yes but I am not exactly enthused. In reality I think this year’s lot are the poorest crop of potential partners for Sugar's cash rush ever. Earlier episodes saw the teams being creative as they promenaded...

Measuring what works: workplace well-being

By  24 Nov, 2016 14:38

By Michael Whitmore and Chris van Stolk, RAND Europe Poor health and well-being is costing the UK economy up to £57 billion a year in lost productivity. Productivity losses at work occur through a combination of absenteeism, employees not being...

Ireland and pay in a time of turmoil

By  23 Nov, 2016 15:57

By Mary Connaughton, MD CIPD Ireland Another morning, so is there another news bombshell? With Ireland’s small open economy operating in a global context, the only question is whether the next test is on the international front or the home fron...

Employment that works for people with MS

By  17 Nov, 2016 15:21

Many people with MS who feel able to work aren’t getting the right support at work, according to a new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for MS (a cross-party group of MPs and peers with an interest in MS). The report...

Financial well-being: making a difference

By  17 Nov, 2016 09:37

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Adviser, Performance and Reward This week, the CIPD has been supporting the UK’s first financial capability week . The aim of this programme of events is to raise awareness of the importance of financial capability, what...

Doom and Boom? 3 Reasons why Brexit Presents an Unmissable Opportunity for HR Analytics to Prove its Value to Organisations

By  16 Nov, 2016 15:13

By Mark T Lawrence, Founding Member of the CIPD's HR Analytics Group and Principal and Co-Founder of Growth Business Portal . Connect with him @MTLawrence or via LinkedIn . The exit of the UK from the European Union is a to...

Scotland The Blog: Resilience is Human: Ramping up the Recovery in Oil and Gas for the Long Term

By  16 Nov, 2016 10:24

This week as guest of The Engineering and Construction Training Board I attended the Oil and Gas industry awards in Aberdeen. These awards celebrate the contribution of individuals and companies to an industry which is at the fulcrum of The U.K. And Scotland’s...

Dropped your appraisals? What now?

By  11 Nov, 2016 14:39

By Alex Bailey, Bailey & French Almost 74% of UK companies removed their annual appraisal processes last year, and I understand why. Traditional annual appraisal processes are mostly time wasting activities that demotivate people. And we all under...

Executive Compensation: Adhering to the highest professional principles in a difficult world

By  11 Nov, 2016 10:00

By John Lee, Managing Partner FIT Remuneration Consultants Since 2009, all of the leading firms of advisors to Remuneration Committees have, on behalf of their individual consultants, signed up to a Code of Conduct that sets out both a number of high...

People Analytics – Avoiding Project Failure: Part Two

By  8 Nov, 2016 14:59

By Max Blumberg , Founder, Blumberg Partnership Leading on from People Analytics – Avoiding Project Failure: Part One , here I describe techniques for avoiding people analytics project failure due to poor correlations. The People Metrics Definiti...