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Financial wellbeing in the workplace – why we need to be doing more

By  4 days ago

Guest blog by Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing, Bank Workers Charity In June last year, I was shocked to read that 31% of middle class people couldn’t find £500 if they were faced with an unexpected expenditure. This startling figure shat...

People Analytics –it’s a mug's game. Isn’t it?

By  5 days ago

By Sam Hill, a member of the CIPD's HR Analytics Advisory Group and Founder and Managing Consultant at Workforce Dimensions Connect with him on Twitter or via LinkedIn ...Or how the People Analyst can learn much about Predictive Analy...

Moral character: the path to trustful workplaces

By  16 Jan, 2017 15:23

By Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Associate In many ways, 2016 was a year filled with events that were detrimental to public trust. We experienced UK and US political campaigns based on falsehood and misinformation; cover-ups of historic sexual abuse i...

Blue Monday doesn’t equate but getting informed about mental health does

By  16 Jan, 2017 08:30

Today is Blue Monday - a day which, somewhat controversially, has come to be associated in the media with understanding depression. Mental ill-health is one of the biggest threats to well-being and a source of real pain and suffering for many and it ...

Apprentices need Sorcerers like Sandy: How the levy must work in Scotland.

By  12 Jan, 2017 10:06

This week the Scottish government published its response to a consultation on the operation of the apprentice levy in Scotland. This is the Westminster government’s key skills agenda, and many employers and their organisations have raised conce...

Financial well-being support – a way to ease employee worry?

By  10 Jan, 2017 16:11

By Catherine Rickard, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies The New Year is often a time for taking stock of finances, assessing the damage from the festive spending binge and thinking about the future. Following Christmas, Citizen...

CIPDNI: Belfast blog - Brexit and well beyond

By  14 Dec, 2016 15:35

It’s easy to think the times we live through are the most momentous ever and they certainly are not boring. A key element of thinking leadership in a topsy-turvy world is sense making and perspective taking. Whist working in an airline industry...

Well-being self-narratives: enhancing employee voice in internal and external reports.

By  13 Dec, 2016 10:06

The way organisations measure and manage their people has been on the agenda of many HR professionals for some time, but arguably never before have we seen transparency so high on the list of concerns HR professionals have about their people. The proliferation...

From homo economicus to homo sapiens: why work should benefit people, not just economies

By  12 Dec, 2016 16:12

This time last year, I reflected on a year of remarkable cultural, economic and political change . 2016 has probably brought even more surprises from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to the hotly contested presidential elections in the...

Brexit, Barnett and Barrels. Three challenges for Scotland’s economy and HR’s role in meeting them

By  12 Dec, 2016 10:44

If anyone has been sleeping in a blissful state of ignorance the Scottish economy and workplace are undergoing some testing times. The continued and drawn out pain around oil and gas the stringent planned cuts in public spending and the turmoil of Br...