Category CIPD


UK managers: `Quality not improved’

 Report finds failure to boost managers’ skills is behind weak productivity A failure to boost UK management skills is a key reason for the UK’s long-standing productivity weakness as the country continues to trail behind productivity leaders such as Germany and the USA, CIPD research has found. The report ‘Are UK organisations getting better at managing …


The holiday pay rule – is it time to start panicking?

Here’s a sobering conundrum for all employers who pay either overtime, or commissions to employees. This article by Claire Churchard, in CIPD’s People Management today:  Limits on backdated claims, but calculation of pay must change. An employee’s week in the Algarve could now cost their employer more in holiday pay if that staff member works …


Is mental illness still a taboo at work?

Given the wide coverage in the news media today, this timely article brings home to us the need to take more care of our people, and help them spot the signs, symptoms and causes of stress in the workplace: Georgina Fuller asks why mental illness is still a taboo in the workplace and what can …


Recruiters hit back at Miliband’s ‘silly business bashing’

Thousands of jobs at risk with ‘knee-jerk’ policy reaction, warns REC’s Kevin Green Ed Miliband’s plans to crackdown on “cowboy employment agencies” could put thousands of jobs at risk, Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said. Recruiters have placed more than 630,000 people into permanent jobs in the last …


Leadership styles need to change!

`Inclusive’ Leadership: Culture change needed for business success The CIPD has referred to a new report just published by Opportunity Now, a Business in the Community Initiative, which is based on 18 months’ research in major organisations: the Army, BAE Systems, Citi, Fujitsu and HM Revenue and Customs. It outlines how we need to adapt …


Office Politics – draining employee resilience

Employers urged to boost relationship-building and networking skills Difficult relationships at work and office politics are the biggest energy drain for three quarters of employees, a study has found. Findings outlined in the report, ‘Tough at the Top? New rules of resilience for women’s leadership success’, showed that 90 per cent of male and female …


Work perks – Pile on the freebies

An interesting view on `affording’ modern working life: From share schemes to stately homes, there are ways to beat the cost of living crisis. Get inspired by particularly innovative HR departments  Everyone knows pay is failing to keep pace with the cost of living: the Bank of England says real wages are falling at their fastest rate …


Recruit new staff, or develop the talent you already have?

CIPD Employee Outlook shows employers fall short on managing staff expectations According to this survey (below), I believe that employers need to review their policies and procedures for the training of their people. It costs so much more to recruit, select and induct new people than it does to train the ones you already have!  …


Problem Avoidance – the quiet route to leadership derailment

  Jeremy Caulfield said that ‘Our biggest problems arise from the avoidance of smaller ones’. Are you leaders and managers guilty of avoidance? Gillian Hyde explains how to identify it – and the problems it can cause Our history is littered with examples of leadership that has gone off the rails, where the positive traits …



This article was first posted 12 months ago by Boris Johnson, Will King, Terry Morgan, Helena Morrissey, Tim Campbell, Rajeeb Dey & more London business leaders [16 October 2013 | By Sophie Hobson] What progress has been reached so far, I wonder ….? “We are delighted to announce the launch of the second publication in our …

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