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You can do it – and we can help!

By  29 Aug, 2017 16:25

Law on Tour Autumn 2017 - by Cas Carrington I was talking to an HR professional a little while ago, who told me she was dealing with an employment tribunal claim that her company had decided to settle. Run of the mill stuff so far, you may think. So...

Pavement, Penthouse and the Quintile Question: How labour market inequality is the heart of the matter

By  18 Aug, 2017 15:41

10 years on from the global financial crisis there has been a jobs rich recovery in U.K but not a recovery of rich jobs. I addressed this in my last blog post as the “recovery-less jobs” phenomenon in the context of Scotland. As two noted...

Brexit and Ireland: will the border with Northern Ireland remain open?

By  18 Aug, 2017 13:47

By Bill Foster , a partner with immigration law firm, Fragomen. In this guest blog, Bill looks at whether Irish and UK nationals will be able to continue cross-border working There has been much discussion on what the status will be, post Brexit, of...

Tackling gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps

By  15 Aug, 2017 10:21

Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a new strategy for tackling gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps. Their recommendations on the changes needed to address pay gaps in Britain are timely for many businesses who are preparin...

Why organisations must be ‘change ready’ for OD to succeed

By  9 Aug, 2017 14:18

By Dr Kathy Holmes-Bonney Chartered FCIPD, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs (OD & HR), NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Organisational Development is much mentioned but little understood. For me, it is an investment into the health and ...

Will more Government money be enough to help disadvantaged people into work?

By  7 Aug, 2017 09:14

By Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer Last week the Department for State and Communities and Local Government announced an allocation of £28 million for six schemes designed to provide specialist tailored support to help over 18,000 disa...

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

By  7 Aug, 2017 08:17

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...

Recovery-less jobs? How Scotland is creating jobs but not growth

By  4 Aug, 2017 10:35

Scotland is, according to the respected economic think-tank The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), teetering on the verge of recession. A recession is defined by economists as two consecutive quarters of falling output and there is a perception that...

A brief Brex-pite

By  2 Aug, 2017 11:01

Last week was the first of parliament’s six-week recess (as a former parliamentary staffer I know that you’re not supposed to call it a holiday!) and a chance for MPs (and the general populus) to finally pause and take a breath. It’s...

Supreme Court rules that ET fees prevent access to justice

By  26 Jul, 2017 12:33

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...