Articles from CIPD

New task force launched to set out the #skills needed for the #FutureofWork

Students might still rest their hopes of landing their dream job on the #ALevelResults they receive today (15 Aug), but qualifications are only part of the story for employers.    Employers are placing more emphasis on essential skills, like teamwork, presenting and problem-solving, but these are often difficult to assess at the recruitment and selection stage.  In response, leading organisations from the education and employment sectors have come together for the first time to agree a universal framework for essential skills:

Sharp increase in non-EU workers helps ease recruitment difficulties for skilled jobs

New CIPD and the Adecco Group research shows a brightening picture on pay but tightening labour market poses problems for employers

Work in the UK is no less secure than it was 20 years ago #FutureofWork

The CIPD calls on the Government to focus on improving job quality for those working ‘9 to 5’, as well as enhancing rights for those in the atypical #GigEconomy Employment insecurity affects many people but, overall, work in the UK is as secure as it was 20 years ago, with limited evidence of growing casualisation, new research from the CIPD finds. 

Apprenticeship #levy has failed to increase investment in workplace training and needs urgent reform

New research underlines case for a more #flexible training levy The Government made an empty promise when it said the apprenticeship levy would boost the amount of money employers spend on workplace training, a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, finds.

Skills and labour shortages are forcing employers to rethink their recruitment practices

Employment growth set to continue but pay intentions remain subdued for most workers apart from new hires and key staff, new research suggests.

Rise in stress at work linked to poor management

Our Health & #WellbeingAtWork survey in partnership with @SimplyhealthB2B says having heavy workloads (62%) which can be attributed to poor management, is the top cause of stress-related absence. Full report here ? https://t.co/FItsCLMKdx pic.twitter.com/IM8vw0dptn

Majority of working women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on them at work

CIPD is calling on employers to break the workplace taboo and provide better support for working women,

Is Britain finally getting a pay rise? Inflation and skills shortages push private sector pay expectations to seven-year high

New CIPD/the Adecco Group research shows short-term improvements to pay, but skills shortages look set to persist 

Government and employers unite to kick-start #FlexibleWorking

New campaign launched to boost flexible working as uptake has stalled for nearly a decade The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, has today (14 Jan) launched a campaign to increase the uptake of flexible working. 

Fat Cat Friday 2019

By early afternoon on the first Friday of 2019, the average FTSE100 CEO has already been paid what it will take a typical UK worker all year to earn.

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