Recruitment fell by half in week after EU vote

News Article - 11/07/2016 : cipd, EU referendum, General, people management

Plunge in hiring may have been ‘shock reaction’ – but German firms say they plan to reduce UK headcounts

Hiring in the UK appears to have taken a nosedive in the wake of the EU...

HR reacts to referendum vote

News Article - 29/06/2016 : brexit, cipd, EU, General, human resources, people management, UK referendum, Human Resources

Practitioners emphasise need to support EU employees; most fear impact on morale and lack information to make decisions, says poll

As the political and economic fallout from the UK’s referendum...

Recruiters expect hiring to slump in wake of Brexit vote

News Article - 27/06/2016 : brexit, cipd, General, people management, recruitment

Firms likely to postpone decisions or opt for interims; widespread layoffs anticipated in banking sector

Experts have warned that recruitment activity in the UK is likely to take a nosedive in the...

Raise paternity pay to address gender imbalances, say MPs

News Article - 23/03/2016 : cipd, paternity pay, pay gap, people management, Human Resources

Three months’ leave urged for second parents; shared parental leave ‘makes little difference’

An increase in the rates of paternity pay, and three months of non-transferable paternity...

Productivity ‘key to meeting national living wage challenge’, says CIPD report

News Article - 29/02/2016 : cipd, General, National living wage, productivity

Minister suggests new threshold will spur businesses to greater efficiency

The introduction of the mandatory national living wage (NLW) in April will force businesses to confront their productivity issues, a CIPD report has said.

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Pay growth could slow to less than 1% in real terms by end of 2016, warns think tank

News Article - 16/12/2015 : cipd, General, payment, people management, Resolution Foundation

Employees expecting a return to strong wage growth during 2016 are likely to be disappointed, according to analysis from the Resolution Foundation think tank (RF).
 
Predictions that pay would increase by an average of 2 to 2.5%...

Focus on business is driving up value of L&D investments, says CIPD

News Article - 06/05/2014 : cipd, hr, human resources, L&D, learning and development, report, Research, survey, Human Resources

Learning and development (L&D) projects are becoming more business focused and more organisations are seeing a return on investment (ROI), according to the...

CIPD launches guide to vetting candidates on social media

News Article - 10/12/2013 : cipd, hr, legal risks, people management, pre-employment checks, social media, vetting candidates, Human Resources

HR must be aware of ‘legal risks’ of checking Facebook and Twitter profiles

The CIPD has released new guidance for employers on what constitutes good practice when conducting pre-employment checks on job...

Are you guilty of the worst Christmas party behaviour?

News Article - 10/12/2013 : Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, cipd, festive season, hr, human resources, moneypenny, practice management, telephone answering support, Human Resources, Practice Management

The UK’s leading telephone answering and outsourced switchboard service expects an increase of 15-20 per cent in calls on the two Fridays before Christmas as the staff party season gets back into full swing after the ‘Scrooge...

Third of employees ‘don’t trust senior management’

News Article - 29/10/2013 : cipd, Claire McCartney, employee relations, hr, people management, Human Resources, Practice Management

But top leaders could be in denial, finds CIPD report

One in three employees say that their level of trust in senior management is weak, according to new CIPD research.

But the results did not reflect a general...

Minimum wage rogues to be ‘named and shamed’

News Article - 27/08/2013 : cipd, hm revenue and customs, national minimum wage, nmw, Finance, Human Resources, Community

Employers who do not pay the minimum wage will be ‘named and shamed’ under beefed up government rules intended to deter flagrant abuses of the law.

The government has revised rules around the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to make...

HR must help create ‘new employment relations culture’

News Article - 04/07/2012 : cipd, employment relations, Human Resources, Human Resources

Speaking at the opening of the CIPD’s Employment Law conference today, Lamb, minister for employment relations, consumer and postal affairs, called on HR to help rejuvenate the economy by changing the UK’s employment culture. 

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CIPD code of conduct 'raises the bar' in HR standards

News Article - 30/03/2012 : cipd, codes of professional conduct, Human Resources, Human Resources

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has unveiled a revised "Code of professional conduct", along with updated complaints and disciplinary procedures.

The new code - based on consultation with the profession...

Older workers will be essential to fill employment deficit, warns CIPD

News Article - 28/03/2012 : cipd, employment deficit, UK employers, Human Resources, Human Resources

UK businesses will have to embrace the benefits of older workers in order to meet the "employment deficit" caused by a lack of young people coming into the labour market, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has...

Employers 'ill-prepared' for managing reward risk, says CIPD research

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cipd, recruitment, tax, Human Resources, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

More employers are now struggling to manage the key risks associated with employee reward and its effect on recruitment and retention, new CIPD research has found.

The proportion of HR professionals who believe their organisation or...