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Voice as a fundamental aspect of ‘Good Work’

By  4 days ago

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...

Taylor and the Labour Market

By  13 Jul, 2017 15:43

By Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist, CIPD The Taylor report published on July 11 sets out a number of recommendations on changes to employment law and practice to improve the quality and fairness of employment. Although billed as having a particu...

Old dogs can learn new tricks: implementing brain friendly change

By  12 Jul, 2017 09:41

By Gary Luffman, Director at think.change. Gary is facilitating a workshop as part of the Behavioural Science at Work conference and workshop , 19 – 20 September 2017, London. ‘Old dogs can learn new tricks’ That’s the truth. I...

Why the Gender Pay Gap short-changes us all

By  10 Jul, 2017 11:15

I have been reading about an amazing yet largely unknown eighteenth century Scotswoman Mary Somerville. She was born in Burntisland and became one of the most celebrated scientific authors in history. Her outstanding contribution to knowledge in the ...

What do I want and expect from work and what factors are most important to me for a career?

By  30 Jun, 2017 10:40

By Uzor Onichabor, 15 years old – work experience placement from The John Fisher School, Purley One of the major things anyone would expect from a work place is a clean environment. No one really wants to be working in an environment where...

Putting people to work on principle: the key to all our futures

By  28 Jun, 2017 09:49

We’ve all had much more on our minds than politics recently. The election as we all know, turned out to be significant in Scotland and unprecedented in the UK. As usual at CIPD Scotland we look for what we can do to move forward and adjust. We ...

A Profession to be Proud of

By  21 Jun, 2017 11:45

...And that’s exactly how I felt after hearing Peter Cheese speak at the recent CIPD Northern Area Partnership conference in York (9 & 10th June 2017). Peter Cheese was the keynote speaker at the second day of this event, which was taking...

It’s late – why are you still here?

By  20 Jun, 2017 12:27

Is that a question asked in your organisation when someone is consistently working late? Or is being seen to work late a sign of commitment? Alternatively, is working late recognised as not ideal, but nothing gets done about it as it’s ‘unfortunately...