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Levelling the playing field requires bold action

By  7 Mar, 2017 14:09

Taking bold action to speed up gender equality is the theme for International Women’s Day 2017. This is yet another wake-up call to employers about the lack of gender balance that still exists in UK workplaces. We all know it’s a problem,...

Be bold for change: let’s accelerate towards equal opportunity in the workplace

By  7 Mar, 2017 13:29

International Women’s Day is always a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a day for our community to take stock of the progress we’ve made so far to...

What happened to wages in 2016?

By  7 Mar, 2017 08:24

Charles Cotton, CIPD Performance and Reward adviser Despite economic growth in 2016, only slightly more employees got a wage increase in 2016 (53%) than did in 2015 (51%), according to the CIPD’s latest Employee Outlook focus on pay and pensions...

#NAW2017

By  6 Mar, 2017 14:33

This year marks the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week! NAW 2017 brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and seeks to encourage even more people to choo...

Pension re-enrolment – knowing the facts

By  3 Mar, 2017 12:12

Angela Bell, The Pensions Regulator Every three years certain members of staff must be put back into an automatic enrolment pension scheme. This is called ‘re-enrolment’ An employer’s duties will vary depending on whether they have...

New NICE Quality Standard for healthy workplaces

By  3 Mar, 2017 09:12

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...

Future Talent, Technology and Innovation and an inspiring non-standard approach

By  1 Mar, 2017 11:13

The CIPD's Scottish Student Conference held on 18 February at Strathclyde University Technology and Innovation Centre, focused on some big themes. Peter Cheese rallied us all with a focus on coping in complex and probably “too” intere...

Law on Tour - Spring 2017

By  28 Feb, 2017 14:24

By Cas Carrington“And the winner is….La La Land!” Well, as it turned out, it wasn’t, but after huge confusion and embarrassment all round, justice prevailed, and the rightful winner was named and handed the Oscar. Phew! When ...

Real change on racial equality requires less talk, more action

By  28 Feb, 2017 14:23

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...

#BeBoldForChange

By  27 Feb, 2017 08:58

By Amy Humphreys, Social Media Executive, CIPD International Women’s Day (IWD) is fast approaching with only one week to go. IWD, which is on 8 March every year, is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural and political ...