Tags: CIPD

Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR, says CIPD

Cost management, talent management and boosting productivity remain top current priorities for HR and non-HR business leaders in 2015, unchanged from 2013, the CIPD have found. But for the first time, innovation is now a leading business priority for a third of both HR and other business leaders, according to the latest CIPD/Workday HR Outlook leaders’ survey.

James Marsh: Government plans to boost apprenticeships must focus on quality, not just quantity

On Friday (21 August) Prime Minister David Cameron outlined the Government plans to increase the number of quality apprenticeships across England and give businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer. Employers across the country will be asked for their views on the introduction of an apprenticeship levy set to be…

Employers report rise in employee mental illness

Mental illness among workers is on the increase a survey of employers has discovered. The 2015 Absence Management survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that heavy workloads, management style and difficult relationships with colleagues were the principle contributing factors to the rise in stress and anxiety levels.

Government stats disguise extent of UK graduate over-qualification, say CIPD and The Edge Foundation

Government statistics cited by the Universities Minister this week disguise the extent of graduate over-qualification in the UK according to the CIPD and the Edge Foundation. Universities Minister Jo Johnson said in a speech on Wednesday 9 September at the Universities UK Annual Conference that “official statistics show that in fact only 20 percent of recent…

Increase in zero-hours contracts reopens public debate

The number of people employed on a zero-hours contract in their main job has risen, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) yesterday. The figure rose to 744,000 for April to June 2015, representing 2.4 percent of all people in employment. In the same period in 2014, this was 2.0%…