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By Sarah Koppen CPD and Careers Lead
First and foremost, remember that even though it is a requirement of CIPD membership, CPD is an investment that you make in yourself. Why do CPD? Maintaining your CPD...
7 Jun, 2017 14:08
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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