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The government should offer tax breaks to employers offering good-quality rehabilitation services designed to help the long-term sick return to work. This is the view of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which claims such a move would boost the provision of these services. At present they are only offered by 48 per…

Companies are not embracing mediation as a means of resolving workplace disputes, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), almost three-fifths of organisations surveyed had never used the technique to help manage conflict. However, of the firms that do utilise mediation, over 80 per cent reported that it…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has welcomed the newly announced equalities bill but has said that more must be done. According to the industry body, in addition to updating discrimination law, the government must promote the "strong business case" for diversity if significant progress is to be made. The bill aims to…

Business leaders in the UK have been advised to keep their nerve despite the ongoing economic problems being seen across the globe. A new report produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that firms that seize opportunities to recruit, train and reward staff – despite the more difficult circumstances – are…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has suggested that restraint should be used when dealing with pay rises in the coming months in a bid to keep a cap on inflation. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said average pay rises need to be modest in order to reduce the risk of…

Lying on a CV in an attempt to secure a job is a big gamble, applicants have been warned. The caution, which has been issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), follows Lee McQueen’s victory in BBC television show The Apprentice, despite being found to have lied on his CV. A former…

UK employers are not making the most of the potential of Web 2.0 in terms of the benefits it can have for recruitment and retention. This is the assertion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that 80 per cent of organisations do not currently use the technology to such ends.…

Most UK organisations are struggling to fill staff vacancies, new research suggests. According to figures produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 86 per cent of organisations questioned reported such difficulties. The institute stated that employers blame the UK’s skills gap for their inability to fill positions, with 70 per cent citing…

A new report has been published which aims to provide managers with information and guidance to enable them to reduce workplace stress. Jointly funded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Health and Safety Executive and Investors in People, the research is part of a three-year project looking at how management behaviours…

Over two-thirds (69 per cent) of UK employers either never or only occasionally accept staff requests to work from home, the findings of a new study suggest. According to the latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey, 19 per cent of firms say they are more likely to accept flexible working requests from managers or…

Employers in the UK are becoming more flexible when it comes to allowing staff to take extended periods of time off, according to one expert. Vanessa Robinson, a research adviser with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), stated that enabling workers to take gap years for travelling can be of benefit to employers…

Although the demand for staff in the UK has weakened since the end of 2007, there is no sign of a dramatic deterioration in the jobs market, it has been suggested. According to the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/ KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey, the hiring expectations of firms changed little between…

Following reports that the government is planning to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of children aged up to 12, calls have been made for it to go further. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Labour administration should be "bolder" and extend the right to request to…

Developing cultures of leadership is important in order for businesses to be successful, an industry body has said. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), only 36 per cent of leaders in the UK have confidence in their organisation’s current leadership ability. This compares to a global figure of 53 per cent.…

The government’s new points-based migration system, details of which were published earlier this week, may cause employers difficulties, an industry body has warned. Under the new system, organisations will have to prove that no British workers are able to fill a job vacancy before offering the position to an immigrant worker from outside Europe. According…