• 21 May 2018

    How can we create new solutions for worker voice?

    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...
    • 24 Apr 2018

    Voice at work is about more than internal marketing

    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...
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Health and well-being: middle managers feel the squeeze

    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 on someone’s mental or physical health, this is likely to have a defining effect on how satisfied and happy they feel. This is borne out in the survey findings...
    • 17 Apr 2018

    Does your organisation nurture purposeful leaders?

    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...
    • 23 Mar 2018

    My journey at the CIPD

    Hello, my name is Daniel and I am a college student currently studying at Saint Francis Xavier College. I am currently studying ICT at Btec Level 3 and I am thankful that the CIPD accepted my request to undertake work experience at this location. My ...
    • 9 Mar 2018

    Making room for women under the LGBT+ umbrella

    By Dr. Anna Einarsdóttir and Professor Sharon Mavin Diversity in the workplace has been an important topic for some time, and many organisations of all sizes and sectors now recognize the importance of the agenda. Whilst ...
    • 25 Jan 2018

    Leader-academic partnerships in leadership research: Why do it?

    By Dr Julie Wilson, Chair of BAM Leadership & Leadership Development SIG, British Academy of Management On 9th January at the Work Foundation in London, influential business professionals joined with academics to discuss best pra...
    • 22 Jan 2018

    How can we support digital learning without falling foul of technology trends?

    By Mel Green, Research Associate Technology is changing how we share and access content, giving us the freedom to learn anywhere, anytime on practically any topic. This presents a world of opportunity for the curation and delivery of learning. We explore how L&D practitioners are responding to this changing landscape in the CIPD’s recent report , drawing on the Towards Maturity international Benchmark...
    • 23 Nov 2017

    Driving ethical business culture through better people data

    By Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Adviser I recently attended the Institute of Business Ethics’ event on creating a ‘speak up’ culture, which is of course particularly topical given the multitude of sexual harassment accusations in We...
    • 21 Sep 2017

    Ups and downs of ‘gig economy’ work

    Louisa Baczor, Research Adviser The ‘gig economy’ has been a hot topic of debate, particularly following the Taylor Review ’s call to improve the quality of work for those in atypical employment. The CIPD’s research found that ...
    • 20 Sep 2017

    Is there more to employee voice?

    By Ksenia Zheltoukhova , Head of CIPD Research A couple of years ago a team I was part of completed a values-based survey, reflecting on what was important to us both at home and at work. When the results were revealed, my personal and professi...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Voice as a fundamental aspect of ‘Good Work’

    By Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Adviser The Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices highlights the importance of effective worker voice for creating good work. We believe that having a meaningful voice is critical to better experience and outcomes of work, and therefore welcome Taylor’s inclusion of the CIPD’s viewpoint that ‘having a voice is essential not just at the moment of entering...
    • 13 Jun 2017

    Where’s mum (you lazy…)?

    By Jonny Gifford, Organisational Behaviour Adviser Couples have had the right to shared parental leave for two years now. We can start to see some impact, with a decline in traditional patterns of employment and parenting, more fathers working less to spend time with their children and more mothers working full-time.(1) But so far, it’s been a pretty slow decline. The CIPD’s Labour Market Outlook estimated...
    • 12 May 2017

    Work experience at the CIPD

    By Nasser el Mokhtari and Nathan Ten Have We are fifteen-year-old students from KSG De Breul, in Zeist and we’ve spent a week with the Research Team at CIPD. Our work experience this week has been enjoyable and at times challenging. The Head of Research, Wilson Wong, spoke to us about HR and HRM. We learned what HR is, what HR people do and in what situations companies need HR. We researched the impact of...
    • 6 Apr 2017

    The art of hearing diverse voices

    By Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Associate Our mission at the CIPD is to help ensure that work is a force for good that benefits everyone – businesses, individuals, economies and society. To achieve that, we believe the future of work needs to b...
    • 28 Mar 2017

    What does ‘voice’ mean for the millions of UK employees who live in poverty?

    By Louise Woodruff – Joseph Rowntree Foundation The face of poverty in the UK has changed – the majority of people who live in poverty now live in households where at least one person is working. 3.8 million workers lived in a household in poverty in 2014/15, up by around a million people since 2004/05. What is the relevance of discussions about the future of voice for employees working on low pay, in insecure...
    • 22 Mar 2017

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

    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...
    • 17 Mar 2017

    Breaking the silence using conversational practice

    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...
    • 28 Feb 2017

    Real change on racial equality requires less talk, more action

    By Jill Miller, Policy Adviser, Diversity and Inclusion In February 2016 Baroness McGregor-Smith was asked by Government to undertake a review of the issues faced by businesses in developing black and minority ethnic talent. Past research has reveale...
    • 23 Feb 2017

    Will 80 be the new 70 and 90 the new 80?

    By Jill Miller, CIPD Policy Adviser, Diversity and Inclusion We know people are living longer but new research published by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts the extent of the change by 2030. For me their forwar...
    • 3 Feb 2017

    Cancer, mindfulness and me

    By Karen Ver, Digital Projects Manager, CIPD I was interested to find out about mindfulness. Some of us at work started an informal mindfulness drop-in session twice a week and I started going along to them. I really felt a connection with this form ...
    • 1 Feb 2017

    Pride without Prejudice

    By Jill Miller, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser February is LGBT history month . Although part of an ongoing programme to educate-out prejudice, it’s a useful formal marker to remind us that the history of progress is very recent. This year mark...
    • 30 Jan 2017

    What do we stand for, as HR professionals?

    Louisa Baczor, CIPD Research Associate In the wake of the CIPD’s latest report on how professionals perceive themselves, Louisa Baczor asks the question: what do we, as the HR and L&D profession, stand for? The role of professionals in a po...
    • 19 Jan 2017

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

    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...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Moral character: the path to trustful workplaces

    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...