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Closing the gender pay gap: time for greater transparency

By  19 hours ago

According to the 2016 Gender Pay Gap report from the World Economic Forum , it will take a staggering 170 years to close the world’s gender pay gap at current rates of progress. This reflects both the lower participation levels of women in the labour...

Let’s celebrate the people management excellence we are going to need now and for the future

By  21 hours ago

After the Stormont squabbling and the Ballyhoo over Brexit and the border, there is one constant in the future world we face. The issue is can Northern Ireland build the kind of future fit workplaces we need? Can we bring more people into the workpla...

New tools to help you develop managers to support employee well-being and engagement

By  5 days ago

By Rachel Lewis and Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Affinity Health at Work A new maturity model will help organisations support managers to develop the skills and behaviours needed to enhance well-being and engagement in their teams Despite all the evidence...

Breaking the silence using conversational practice

By  17 Mar, 2017 14:36

By Elmira Bakhshalian, Research and Development Manager (Assoc CIPD) at Martin Reddington Associates. Elmira discusses conversational practice as a democratic tool that accommodates alternative voices, and can redress employee silence. Are you g...

Your questions answered

By  15 Mar, 2017 15:41

Following the CIPD London Student Conference, we asked two of our speakers, Perry Timms, PTHR CEO and Vilma Nikolaidou, Head of OD-Leadership and Culture, Tate, to answer some of your burning questions we couldn't get round to during our panel discussion...

Brexit and pay optimism

By  15 Mar, 2017 12:44

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Performance and Reward Adviser In my last blog, I looked at whether there was a relationship between whether people felt optimistic or pessimistic about the future in light of Brexit and whether they had a pay rise in 2016....

Scotland the Blog: Scottish Conference 2017 Working well to make work human in the capital

By  8 Mar, 2017 14:13

CIPD Scotland brought our annual conference to Edinburgh’s Iconic Exhibition Centre on 2 March. Building on the success of the recent student conference our team of staff and volunteers worked with the same collaborative purpose to deliver for ...

Levelling the playing field requires bold action

By  7 Mar, 2017 14:09

Taking bold action to speed up gender equality is the theme for International Women’s Day 2017. This is yet another wake-up call to employers about the lack of gender balance that still exists in UK workplaces. We all know it’s a problem,...

Be bold for change: let’s accelerate towards equal opportunity in the workplace

By  7 Mar, 2017 13:29

International Women’s Day is always a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a day for our community to take stock of the progress we’ve made so far to...

What happened to wages in 2016?

By  7 Mar, 2017 08:24

Charles Cotton, CIPD Performance and Reward adviser Despite economic growth in 2016, only slightly more employees got a wage increase in 2016 (53%) than did in 2015 (51%), according to the CIPD’s latest Employee Outlook focus on pay and pensions...