New research published by the CIPD shows that line managers can improve the performance of their teams by focusing on building their strengths, rather than trying to fix their weaknesses.
The UK’s skills crisis has been laid bare as a new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures
A quarter of workers are suffering with financial problems that are heavily affecting their ability to do their job.
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.
Employment will rise by as much as half a million in 2016 but average wage growth is likely to plateau after the introduction of the government’s national living wage, the CIPD is predicting.
The CIPD has found that people working on zero hours contracts are just as happy as employees on permanent contracts.
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 may struggle to deal with the influx of grandparents expected to claim shared parental leave, Michael Briggs, a senior associate at law Shoosmiths has written in an article for The Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
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.
A Chartered Institute fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester was devoted to advising business how to make better hires without concentrating too heavily on academic qualifications.
The apprenticeships levy is a key part of the government’s plan to boost productivity and to encourage employers to invest more in their workforce training and development.
New CIPD report finds too many businesses in ‘survivor mode’ or failing to invest enough in their people or the technology and equipment needed to boost productivity.
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…
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%…
Prospects calls for more research into the general social value of university education after CIPD report
After the CIPD called for a national debate on the number of graduates in the UK this week, Prospects’ cheif, Mike Hall, believes the picture is still not clear and wants more research