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2018: our commitment to you, the profession and better work for all

By  9 Jan, 2018 15:47

Happy New Year! And what another interesting, and probably unpredictable year 2018 is set to be. We are in times of significant change, and forces like Brexit, new disruptive technologies and changes to how, where and when we work will continue to sh...

The employer action needed to address the significant lack of racial equality in career progression

By  8 Jan, 2018 13:34

New CIPD research aims to help employers address the stark racial inequalities in career progression evident in UK organisations. The report, Addressing the barriers to BAME employee career progression to the top , examines black, Asian and minority ethnic...

Pensions: A BAME perspective

By  18 Dec, 2017 16:01

By Charles Cotton, Senior adviser for performance and reward, CIPD The survey commissioned by the CIPD to help inform the report Addressing the barriers to BAME employee career progression to the top , also asked some questions about whether workers f...

Brexit negotiations provide some festive cheer for EU nationals and employers

By  15 Dec, 2017 14:48

By Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst Former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson once famously said that a week is a long time in politics. After a dramatic week of various twists and turns, Prime Minister Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker,...

Networks, performance and reward management exchanges

By  14 Dec, 2017 08:08

Professor Stephen J. Perkins (co-author, CIPD annual reward management survey) It is common to refer to ‘reward systems’ and, reflecting on our findings in the CIPD 2017 reward management survey, clarity to inform understanding of this...

Are you interested in shaping the future of mental health in the workplace?

By  13 Dec, 2017 11:36

For the past few months, the CIPD has been actively supporting the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign which brings together The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in partnership with eight ...

The role of justice in reward management

By  13 Dec, 2017 09:27

Professor Stephen J. Perkins (co-author, CIPD annual reward management survey) How can we begin to interpret findings from the 2017 CIPD reward management survey around fairness and transparency? Theory-informed commentary helps us by referring to...

An uncomfortable conversation about sexual harassment at work

By  12 Dec, 2017 16:39

By Sarah Jurado, Head of Brand & Communications, CIPD It’s an appalling fact that sexual harassment is a pervasive reality in our work places, an area that has garnered an avalanche of media headlines post-Weinstein. Those headlines have be...

How do you solve a problem like appraisals?

By  8 Dec, 2017 09:54

Performance appraisal has been a common point of discussion over recent years, in particular with descriptions of how to dump, ditch, axe or abolish it. Often the arguments and case studies cited don’t live up to the sensationalist headlines, i...

Industrial Strategy disappoints on investment in UK’s human capital

By  5 Dec, 2017 15:43

By Ben Willmott, Head of Policy PR and Public Affairs, CIPD You can be forgiven if you failed to notice the launch of the latest version of the UK’s industrial strategy last week given it was somewhat overshadowed by coverage of Prince Harry&rs...