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We need to be focusing on retention as much as recruitment to meet older workers target

By  2 days ago

This week, Andy Briggs, the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, called on UK employers to commit to his previously announced target of one million more older workers into the labour market by 2022. Briggs has called on UK businesses...

HR and tech - the divide that can’t be

By  17 May, 2017 10:45

Technology and HR continue to be uneasy bedfellows. It’s the world’s longest ‘will they, won’t they?’. A largely unfulfilled romance. A match made in heaven that everybody can see the opportunity for but that never quite...

Sign up for a free Stress Summit pass

By  15 May, 2017 09:40

Workplace stress is growing exponentially, with over 11 million days lost to anxiety last year in the UK, and consequent impacts on wellbeing and productivity…and this may be the tip of the iceberg when we also include presenteeism and unrepor...

Work experience at the CIPD

By  12 May, 2017 15:01

By Nasser el Mokhtari and Nathan Ten Have We are fifteen-year-old students from KSG De Breul, in Zeist and we’ve spent a week with the Research Team at CIPD. Our work experience this week has been enjoyable and at times challenging. The Head...

Good work is… Why work can and should be a force for good, for all

By  11 May, 2017 08:32

“Work can, and should, be a force for good, for all. Good work is purposeful. Good work is safe and inclusive. Good work exists for the long-term benefit of individuals, organisations and society. These are the fundamental principles of good wo...

Coaching – cult, cure or culture?

By  9 May, 2017 16:11

By Stuart Haden, Programme Manager, CIPD Cultures evolve and develop over time; values emerge, sometimes forgotten, sometimes sustained. Culture transports value, as do coaching conversations. We all engage in culture whether we know it or not, ...

Let's meet IRL!

By  9 May, 2017 08:59

By Phil Willcox , member of this year's #cipdLDshow Blogsquad For some folk, the idea of a face-to-face conference and exhibition is old hat. It's all about the digital, virtual and other types of reality. For me though, there is still a stron...

Building mentally healthy workplaces: support AND prevention needed

By  8 May, 2017 15:00

During Mental Health Awareness Week this week it’s a good time to take stock of how employers can develop the most effective framework to foster good mental health at work. The CIPD 2016 Absence management survey , in partnership with Simplyheal...

No need to roll back workers’ rights after Brexit

By  5 May, 2017 12:34

There is no need to dilute the level of employment protection for employees in the UK, according to new research published by the CIPD. The study surveyed more than 500 senior HR professionals and employers about their views and experiences of implem...

Evidence-based practice and HR analytics - what needs to be done...

By  4 May, 2017 11:38

The space of HR analytics is dominated by vendors pushing products that are often touted as being "solution-oriented" or "outcomes focused". Products which from their specs are apparently able to fix the many data woes of the multifaceted...