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It’s late – why are you still here?

By  20 Jun, 2017 12:27

Is that a question asked in your organisation when someone is consistently working late? Or is being seen to work late a sign of commitment? Alternatively, is working late recognised as not ideal, but nothing gets done about it as it’s ‘unfortunately...

Where’s mum (you lazy…)?

By  13 Jun, 2017 14:24

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...

Do you know how many carers you employ?

By  12 Jun, 2017 09:22

It’s unlikely that any organisation in the UK will know exactly how many carers it has in its workforce. Some people don’t see themselves as carers despite having caring responsibilities, some people won’t want their employer to know...

Election puts the living wage in the spotlight

By  7 Jun, 2017 15:52

By Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation.Since the snap election was announced there has been much talk about minimum wages and living wages. It is great to see such a focus on low pay ─ at a time when over half of people in poverty are...

CPD – the benefits, and how the CIPD can support you

By  7 Jun, 2017 14:08

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 is essential in order to stay up to date with...

Health and well-being has never been more important: join the CIPD London Well-being Conference

By  7 Jun, 2017 12:40

The political and economic events – including Brexit, national elections and terrorist attacks - currently taking place on a domestic and global scale pose a challenging environment for organisations and individuals. Even if someone is not dire...

Who is keeping an eye on gender pay gap reporting?

By  6 Jun, 2017 10:56

By Sheila Wild, founder of www.equalpayportal.co.uk and author of the CIPD guide to Gender Pay Gap Reporting With only a handful of employers having yet published their gender pay gap figures, is it possible to draw any conclusions about how gender pa...

Using HR Technology to Meet the Changing Expectations of Your People

By  2 Jun, 2017 10:31

By Nina Mehta-Vania, Talent Management Consultant at Saba Software Is there any hotter topic than employee engagement in today’s HR blogosphere? It’s a trending topic for good reason: satisfied, engaged employees are more likel...

We need to be focusing on retention as much as recruitment to meet older workers target

By  25 May, 2017 15:13

This week, Andy Briggs, the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, called on UK employers to commit to his previously announced target of one million more older workers into the labour market by 2022. Briggs has called on UK businesses...

HR and tech - the divide that can’t be

By  17 May, 2017 10:45

Technology and HR continue to be uneasy bedfellows. It’s the world’s longest ‘will they, won’t they?’. A largely unfulfilled romance. A match made in heaven that everybody can see the opportunity for but that never quite...