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Industrial Strategy disappoints on investment in UK’s human capital

By  5 Dec, 2017 15:43

By Ben Willmott, Head of Policy PR and Public Affairs, CIPD You can be forgiven if you failed to notice the launch of the latest version of the UK’s industrial strategy last week given it was somewhat overshadowed by coverage of Prince Harry&rs...

Confused about GDPR? No need to panic

By  28 Nov, 2017 11:52

By Toni McAlindin, barrister and CIPD tutor Out of nowhere, employers have suddenly become interested in data protection. Having lectured for over 20 years on the subject, it all seems rather bizarre. Of course, it is not because employers have...

Driving ethical business culture through better people data

By  23 Nov, 2017 16:13

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...

Celebrate Carers Rights Day by raising awareness now

By  20 Nov, 2017 18:29

Carers Rights Day on 24 November is an important opportunity to raise awareness to recognise and support the role of carers in UK workplaces. Often, caring is a hidden responsibility but the latest State of Caring report by Carers UK estimates that 3...

Uber drivers are ‘workers’ – but why does this matter?

By  14 Nov, 2017 13:58

By Jill Evans, Law Content Analyst, CIPD The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently decided that drivers working for the taxi app, Uber, are not self-employed as the company maintained, with no employment rights, but workers, entitled to paid holiday...

Employee financial well-being: aligning reward with people strategy

By  13 Nov, 2017 12:31

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward The 13th of November marks the start of Financial Capability Week , the purpose of which is to celebrate, showcase and amplify existing financial capability initiatives and ultimately...

Workplaces must be more trans inclusive

By  6 Nov, 2017 11:07

The UK has made considerable advancements on sexuality inclusion at work over recent years, but we’re a lot further behind with trans awareness and inclusion. The next two weeks are UK Transgender Awareness Weeks, and, although this should defi...

Scotland the Blog: Priming the People Pump means Thinking of all Sizes.

By  3 Nov, 2017 15:18

I have written a lot recently about job quality and how important that is to raising the level of economic growth and productivity in Scotland. HM Treasury recently released some doleful news on Britain productivity performance, with estimates that i...

Blog from the HSE: International Stress Awareness Day

By  1 Nov, 2017 10:29

Today marks International Stress Awareness Day and newly-published HSE statistics show an estimated 0.5 million people were affected by stress in 2016/17. These statistics are important as they highlight why tackling work-related stress remains a priority...

From #MeToo to #WithYou – what we need to do next to tackle sexual harassment at work

By  1 Nov, 2017 09:13

By Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer, Community Investment, CIPD 'So much of the narrative seems to be ‘oh I didn’t know that wasn’t normal’. HR should take a lead on setting clear expectations about what beha...