• 9 Oct 2017

    Join the world in marking 10th October for mental health

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, providing an opportunity ‘for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for peopl...
    • 18 Sep 2017

    Small is beautiful – well-being in small firms

    The CIPD is pleased to support the new 'Wellbeing in Small Business' campaign, just launched by the Federation of Small Business (FSB). It includes a Wellbeing in Small Business hub where you can find useful information and practical adv...
    • 1 Sep 2017

    Is the fit note fit for purpose?

    When the ‘Fit note’ replaced the ‘sick note’ in 2010, it was hoped that it would herald a new way for employers to manage sickness absence. Instead of the binary approach of being either fit or unfit for work, it introduced a ...
    • 7 Aug 2017

    Let’s put our Heads Together to create mentally healthy workplaces

    For the past few months, the CIPD has been actively supporting the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign with mental health charity Mind to end stigma around mental health. The campaign ‘aims to change the national conversation on me...
    • 26 Jul 2017

    Supreme Court rules that ET fees prevent access to justice

    The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed Unison’s appeal that the UK’s fee system for individuals enforcing their employment rights via employment tribunals is unlawful. The CIPD welcomes this ruling and has consistently called for a full public consultation to review the fee regime, first introduced in July 2013. We voiced our concerns again in our response to a recent Government consultation on the fee...
    • 7 Jun 2017

    Health and well-being has never been more important: join the CIPD London Well-being Conference

    The political and economic events – including Brexit, national elections and terrorist attacks - currently taking place on a domestic and global scale pose a challenging environment for organisations and individuals. Even if someone is not dire...
    • 15 May 2017

    Sign up for a free Stress Summit pass

    Workplace stress is growing exponentially, with over 11 million days lost to anxiety last year in the UK, and consequent impacts on wellbeing and productivity…and this may be the tip of the iceberg when we also include presenteeism and unrepor...
    • 8 May 2017

    Building mentally healthy workplaces: support AND prevention needed

    During Mental Health Awareness Week this week it’s a good time to take stock of how employers can develop the most effective framework to foster good mental health at work. The CIPD 2016 Absence management survey , in partnership with Simplyheal...
    • 5 May 2017

    No need to roll back workers’ rights after Brexit

    There is no need to dilute the level of employment protection for employees in the UK, according to new research published by the CIPD. The study surveyed more than 500 senior HR professionals and employers about their views and experiences of implem...
    • 6 Apr 2017

    Time to act on depression

    It’s with good reason that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) World Health Day on 7 April will focus on depression. Depression is the largest cause of disability worldwide and, at worst, can lead to suicide, says the WHO. More ...
    • 3 Mar 2017

    New NICE Quality Standard for healthy workplaces

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published its new quality standard, ‘Healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing. ’ The CIPD served on the NICE steering group that developed this standard that aims to help organisations to improve people’s health and well-being. NICE quality standards are recognised nationally and describe...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Work, health and disability: how can we bridge the gap?

    The CIPD has just submitted its response to the Government’s Green Paper and consultation Work, health and disability: improving lives . The Green Paper has far reaching proposals for how employers support people’s health as well as how it...
    • 6 Dec 2016

    Promoting the benefits of workplace mediation

    CIPD research shows that employers are making increased use of mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), to resolve workplace issues. The 2015 study found that mediation by an external provider had been used in the last year...
    • 17 Nov 2016

    Employment that works for people with MS

    Many people with MS who feel able to work aren’t getting the right support at work, according to a new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for MS (a cross-party group of MPs and peers with an interest in MS). The report...
    • 31 Oct 2016

    Uber ruling papers over the legal cracks

    Some commentators are hailing last week’s Employment Tribunal ruling in the case brought by two London minicab drivers engaged by Uber as a huge victory against ‘bogus self-employment’. The tribunal, and employment judge Anthony Sne...
    • 25 May 2016

    Supporting older workers’ health and well-being

    Large-scale demographic and societal trends such as the ageing population are pushing the health of working-age people in Europe higher up the policy agenda. The CIPD recently undertook an in-depth study comparing how five European countries – ...
    • 16 May 2016

    We need to boost support for mental health at work

    Mental health awareness week is a good time to take stock of people’s perceived mental well-being at work. It is also an opportunity to assess the level of employer action to improve awareness and understanding of the issue, promote good mental well-being and provide support for people who experience mental health problems. New research by CIPD (our spring Employee Outlook survey undertaken in partnership with Halogen...
    • 3 May 2016

    Slow progress to narrow Europe’s gender pay gap

    New data released by Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union) in March 2016 reveal that the gender pay gap stood at 16.1% in the European Union (EU) in 2014. This means that women earned on average 16.1% less than men (based on average gross hourly earnings) and represents a meagre 0.3 percentage-point narrowing of the gap compared with 12 months ago. The data reveal wide variation in the size of the...
    • 26 Jan 2016

    Mind the gap... the well-being gap

    The CIPD is embarking on a long-term project on employee health and well-being. While great strides have been made in workplace health and well-being in recent years, there is still a worrying implementation gap; for example, our 2015 Absence Managem...
    • 3 Aug 2015

    The UK and the EU – together forever?

    By Rachel Suff, Europe Policy Adviser, CIPD, @RSuff There is certainly no lack of commentary in the media around the threat of the UK leaving the EU – the so-called ‘Brexit’ – and what the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU may look like. In addition, the ‘in/out’ referendum that was promised by the Conservatives before the General Election is looking increasingly...
    • 13 Oct 2014

    Youth (un)employment: a European perspective

    The persistently high level of youth unemployment in the UK has been well trailed in the press, and in the CIPD’s own policy blog. Even though we have begun to witness a welcome fall in the youth unemployment rate, there are still 700,000 16-24 year-olds who are out of work in this country. But what does the wider picture of youth unemployment and inactivity look like across Europe? And what is the strategy in Brussels...