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Working with the Strategy and Transformation team at CIPD

By  One hour ago

My name is Ruben Elendo and I am Business Computing student at the University of Greenwich. I would like to be a project manager in the future and work in the civil service. Starting at CIPD commenced by being shown around the building by Jackie Dedm...

Allez les Bleus!

By  One hour ago

I’ve just returned from Provence where it’s been really good fun to see our Gallic cousins celebrating their World Cup victory. I’m a true Francophile so “Allez les Bleus!” an’ all that but, frankly, there’s only...

What is the right approach to leadership, team building and performance?

By  11 Jul, 2018 13:25

Earlier in my career I worked in a ‘meritocracy’. That was the aspired organisational aim — that the cream would rise to the top and poor performance and ability would not be tolerated. We would then have a competitive advantage through...

When tax becomes taxing!

By  11 Jul, 2018 11:26

In May 2018, the Government launched a consultation that proposes changes to who is responsible for determining the IR35 status of engagements. There are three proposals, but the preferred approach is to transfer from the contractor to the priva...

Let’s put our hearts into inclusion for the LGBT+ community

By  5 Jul, 2018 11:44

By Claire McCartney, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at the CIPD. A Government-backed national survey, launched in July and released yesterday, shows a worrying level of negativity towards LGBT+ individuals at work. It represents the largest survey o...

Tell us about your experience of mental health at work

By  5 Jul, 2018 08:13

We still have a long way to go before most people can talk about mental health in the same way as physical health issues. So it’s really important that we learn from people’s experiences of mental health at work, so that we can build more...

Mental health at work: can you help?

By  26 Jun, 2018 13:55

The CIPD is a partner of the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign which brings together The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in partnership with eight inspiring charities ...

Home Office in rebranding mode as it provides clarity for UK employers and EU citizens

By  22 Jun, 2018 12:19

Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst It is refreshing to see a measure clarity and cause for optimism for employers and EU citizens from the latest Home Office policy announcements — particularly after the tragic Windrush debacle over th...

Is HR ready to make the most of people data?

By  18 Jun, 2018 11:21

For many HR professionals the world of data and analytics has been something for big tech firms to dabble in, very much out of reach if you’re in a small or medium sized business. That view however is likely to change as new technology and software...

Bullying and sexual harassment: can mediation help?

By  5 Jun, 2018 13:09

Harassment and bullying remain significant workplace issues despite increasing awareness of the problem. Research has shown that over half of women have experienced sexual harassment at work, rising to two-thirds of women age 18-24 years old. Se...