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How can we create new solutions for worker voice?

By  9 hours ago

By Louisa Baczor , Research Advisor at the CIPD What does it mean to ‘have a voice’? Voice is an ambiguous concept that has many different purposes - from raising ideas or concerns, to influencing decisions and being heard. There are als...

Take part in the National Mental Health at Work Survey 2018

By  6 days ago

There isn’t a more important issue in today’s workplace than people’s health and well-being, and we’re seeing that many of the main risks to our health are now psychological. Mental ill-health is one of the biggest public health...

GDPR: the final countdown!

By  8 May, 2018 10:37

By Holly Ivins , Law Content Analyst at the CIPD The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25 May 2018. The new rules are intended to meet the needs of a digital age, and require a change in organisational attitude towards data...

Zero-hours contracts: The trouble with the facts

By  1 May, 2018 16:03

By Ian Brinkley, Chief Economist, CIPD The latest estimates around zero-hours contracts confirm how difficult it has been to measure the number of people on these or similar contracts, let alone how much that volume has grown in recent years. The rea...

What’s the point of pay?

By  30 Apr, 2018 11:51

By Charles Cotton , Public Policy Advisor at the CIPD. The CIPD’s 2018 UK working lives gives us some interesting insights into employees’ satisfaction with their pay. Given that the survey only finds that only 45% of workers think t...

Voice at work is about more than internal marketing

By  24 Apr, 2018 16:46

By Louisa Baczor , Research Advisor at the CIPD The CIPD’s UK Working Lives research demonstrated the importance of employee voice as a means of influencing other aspects of job quality. Having a voice at work is the primary vehicle through whic...

How does work-life balance change how ‘good’ your job is?

By  23 Apr, 2018 11:57

Work-life balance is one of the seven dimensions of job quality covered in the CIPD’s UK Working Lives survey. Initial findings from the survey reveal two interesting findings. One is that work-life balance seems to be regarded as less important...

Health and well-being: middle managers feel the squeeze

By  20 Apr, 2018 15:47

The UK Working Lives survey report 2018 finds that health and well-being is the single biggest driver of job quality and job satisfaction in UK workplaces. This isn’t surprising – if a job is designed in such a way that it has an adverse impact...

Does your organisation nurture purposeful leaders?

By  17 Apr, 2018 10:13

By Ksenia Zheltoukhova , Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the CIPD Another week, another ethical issue in the spotlight – a group of AI experts are questioning whether collaboration between a South Korean research university and a...

Closing the gender pay gap requires a focus on female progression

By  9 Apr, 2018 15:44

Now the gender pay gap figures are laid bare, attention switches to the action needed to address the gap. An underrepresentation of women at the top of organisations is a heavily cited explanation for the difference in the average hourly earnings bet...