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Almost half of employers are considering or would consider signing up to the Employer Skills Pledge or Train to Gain initiative, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The statistics come in the week that Lord Leitch gave evidence to a Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills select committee on the CIPD…

With this week (April 21st-26th) representing Depression Awareness Week, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has taken the opportunity to highlight the issue of mental ill health at work. According to research conducted by the organisation in 2006, poor mental health is the second largest cause of lost time due to sickness absence…

Although more than seven in ten (71 per cent) employers in the UK use coaching to enhance the skills of workers, many firms are struggling to utilise the technique effectively, it has been suggested. According to a Coaching in Organisations report compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Ashridge Centre…

The revisions to the UK’s sick note system recently suggested by the government have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Employee relations advisor at the organisation Ben Willmott stated that there needs to be alterations in the procedure and that laying emphasis on what individuals could do in instead of focusing…

An upcoming conference to be hosted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on diversity will discuss the subject that the organisation has criticised the government for not simplifying. The CIPD has previously called on the government to simplify discrimination legislation, with the law and best practice both up for debate and aiming…

The annual learning and development survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has suggested there are doubts among learning and development managers over the effectiveness of e-learning. According to the survey, 57 per cent of such people now offer e-learning as part of the training they provide, yet just seven per cent…

The UK is facing continued skills shortages, with the Labour administration’s skills agenda failing to make a significant impact, an industry body has said. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) annual learning and development survey, only 13 per cent of organisations have signed the Train to Gain Initiative, despite 44 per…

Human resources (HR) can play a major role in the success of mergers and acquisitions through the integration and transfer of practices and knowledge, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), HR’s contribution can be particularly beneficial in terms of employee integration. In its report, which is entitled…

Working from home reduces the stress experienced by employees but leads to fears concerning career progression, it has been suggested. According to a study conducted by the Durham Business School, while operating from home was found to have a generally positive effect on employees’ work-life balance and lead to reduced "burnout", it was also found…

Coaching is becoming increasingly popular among UK firms as a means of promoting workplace learning, with two in five companies offering all staff such opportunities, new research suggests. The figures, which were produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), also reveal that 71 per cent of UK employers currently use coaching as…