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Celebrate Carers Rights Day by raising awareness now

By  2 days ago

Carers Rights Day on 24 November is an important opportunity to raise awareness to recognise and support the role of carers in UK workplaces. Often, caring is a hidden responsibility but the latest State of Caring report by Carers UK estimates that 3...

Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – but why does this matter?

By  14 Nov, 2017 13:58

By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently decided that drivers working for the taxi app, Uber, are not self-employed as the company maintained, with no employment rights, but workers, entitled to paid holiday...

Employee financial well-being: aligning reward with people strategy

By  13 Nov, 2017 12:31

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward The 13th of November marks the start of Financial Capability Week , the purpose of which is to celebrate, showcase and amplify existing financial capability initiatives and ultimately...

Workplaces must be more trans inclusive

By  6 Nov, 2017 11:07

The UK has made considerable advancements on sexuality inclusion at work over recent years, but we’re a lot further behind with trans awareness and inclusion. The next two weeks are UK Transgender Awareness Weeks, and, although this should defi...

Scotland the Blog: Priming the People Pump means Thinking of all Sizes.

By  3 Nov, 2017 15:18

I have written a lot recently about job quality and how important that is to raising the level of economic growth and productivity in Scotland. HM Treasury recently released some doleful news on Britain productivity performance, with estimates that i...

Blog from the HSE: International Stress Awareness Day

By  1 Nov, 2017 10:29

Today marks International Stress Awareness Day and newly-published HSE statistics show an estimated 0.5 million people were affected by stress in 2016/17. These statistics are important as they highlight why tackling work-related stress remains a priority...

From #MeToo to #WithYou – what we need to do next to tackle sexual harassment at work

By  1 Nov, 2017 09:13

By Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer, Community Investment, CIPD 'So much of the narrative seems to be ‘oh I didn’t know that wasn’t normal’. HR should take a lead on setting clear expectations about what beha...

A question of value: why the investor perspective matters.

By  31 Oct, 2017 15:27

Investors might not seem like the natural stakeholders for HR departments, but with more and more interest coming from pockets of the investment community there are now very real opportunities for HR leaders in listed organisations to influence the stakeholders...

#MeToo- how can we fight silence as a ‘condition of employment’?

By  25 Oct, 2017 12:18

By Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer, Community Investment, CIPD “(I feel) true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and producer who made me feel silence was a condition of my e...

Gender pay gap reporting six months on

By  13 Oct, 2017 11:54

By Sheila Wild, founder of www.equalpayportal.co.uk and author of the CIPD Guide to Gender Pay Gap Reporting Six months in to the process of gender pay gap reporting, what can we say? Not a lot. Of the several thousand or so organisations required t...