HR in Wales? There will be hugs!
Jun19

HR in Wales? There will be hugs!

Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales, explains how Welsh passion is driving HR in the region – and that includes hugs! As the Head of the CIPD in Wales, my role can be quite varied, but there’s one thing that’s consistent: big, genuine, friendly hugs!  Some colleagues based outside Wales find it both amusing and bemusing – no air-kissing for us! However, there’s something else that I share with my Welsh HR colleagues...

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CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’
Jun08

CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’

New research has found that, as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, nearly three-quarters of HR professionals (72%) expect the competition for well-qualified talent to increase, and nearly two-thirds (61%) predict further difficulty recruiting senior and skilled employees over the next three years. The latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey of more than 1,000 HR professionals found that recruitment...

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CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success
Jun08

CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success

CIPD Wales’ South East Branch were proud to round off their annual year with a gala dinner at Cardiff Bay’s St. David’s Hotel to celebrate success among the region’s students. Students and members celebrated the evening with a delicious three course meal, a mock casino, and of course, dancing, after the all-important awards were announced. Winners of the most outstanding student from each of their...

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CIPD Wales opens nominations for inaugural Wales People Management Awards
May30

CIPD Wales opens nominations for inaugural Wales People Management Awards

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Wales (CIPD Wales) has opened nominations for its inaugural Wales People Management Awards, to be held on 26 October at the National Museum Cardiff.  This is exciting news for Wales, and HR News readers can nominate their colleagues in Wales here.     The Welsh PMAs will recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation across not just human resources but all aspects...

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CIPD: New pay squeeze predicted as pay growth expectations hit three and a half year low
May18

CIPD: New pay squeeze predicted as pay growth expectations hit three and a half year low

Workers face a squeeze on their earnings as employers anticipate awarding median pay rises of just 1% in the year ahead, according to findings from the latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook survey. The survey of more than 1,000 employers suggests that the UK economy is about to be hit by a fall in basic pay awards and real wages. According to the survey data, employers’ median basic pay expectations in the 12 months to...

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Latest ONS figures show pay and productivity falling despite strong employment
May17

Latest ONS figures show pay and productivity falling despite strong employment

Today’s latest ONS statistics once again show employment has continued to increase and unemployment has fallen to the UK’s lowest rate since 1975. However, that positive news is overshadowed by confirmation that real regular pay is now falling, with a 0.2% drop in the last three months, and UK productivity continues to struggle. We share reactions from the HR World:   Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD,...

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CIPD posts their own ‘Manifesto for Work’ ahead of the Election
May16

CIPD posts their own ‘Manifesto for Work’ ahead of the Election

CIPD is calling for publication of pay ratios, additional rights for zero-hours workers and increased investment in adult skills in new manifesto focused on ‘good work’ The CIPD have launched their ‘Manifesto for Work’, which urges the next Government to put ‘good work’ at the heart of its thinking in order to improve the economy, boost individual welfare and prosperity – creating the conditions for good work in organisations...

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Employers don’t want a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law, say CIPD
May04

Employers don’t want a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law, say CIPD

UK employers do not believe a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law is necessary, according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and the employment law firm Lewis Silkin. In a survey of more than 500 employers, organisations were asked whether they viewed more than twenty different aspects of employment law as necessary or not. The list included unfair dismissal laws, rated as necessary by...

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CIPD:  A third of UK employees say remote access to work means they can’t switch off
Apr27

CIPD: A third of UK employees say remote access to work means they can’t switch off

Almost a third of UK workers (32%) feel that having remote access to the workplace means they can’t switch off in their personal time, according to the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook report. The survey of over 2,000 UK employees found that workers are divided on whether remote access to the workplace is a positive or negative development. Two-fifths of UK workers (40%) admit to actively checking their work mobile or emails at...

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UK’s skills crisis laid bare as new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures
Apr19

UK’s skills crisis laid bare as new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures

New analysis from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, shows that two decades of under-investment and failed policy on skills in the UK has contributed to the country lagging well behind its competitors in Europe and most of the OECD on at least four key measures, including literacy and numeracy, learning and development, and digital skills. In its report – From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: making the UK’s...

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New ONS stats show low unemployment – but CIPD warns of ‘pay squeeze’
Apr12

New ONS stats show low unemployment – but CIPD warns of ‘pay squeeze’

The Office for National Statistics has today released UK Labour Market statistics for the three months ending February 2017. The figures show: The unemployment rate was 4.7% in the 3 months to February 2017, down from 5.1% a year earlier; it has not been lower since June to August 1975. Strong demand for labour is translating into a shift from part-time to full-time employment, and an increase in the average hours worked per week by...

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Gender pay reporting goes live – HR reacts
Apr06

Gender pay reporting goes live – HR reacts

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today, helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap reporting and follows the government’s commitment to introduce the requirements at the last election. This is a key part of the government’s work to eliminate the gender pay gap. Voluntary, private...

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Article 50 triggered: CIPD calls on UK to address immigration & worker rights as soon as possible
Mar29

Article 50 triggered: CIPD calls on UK to address immigration & worker rights as soon as possible

As the Prime Minister, Teresa May triggers Article 50 today, Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, issued the following statement: “The triggering of Article 50 marks the start of a process that we expect to have significant implications for our immigration policy and access to EU migrant workers, as well as other possible changes to our employment legislation and frameworks....

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CIPD: Gig economy boosts income for 1.3 million workers – but thousands could be missing out on employment rights
Mar17

CIPD: Gig economy boosts income for 1.3 million workers – but thousands could be missing out on employment rights

New CIPD research provides first robust estimate of the size of the gig economy and highlights the need for greater clarity over and enforcement of employment rights New research published today shows 4% of UK working adults aged between 18 and 70 are working in the ‘gig economy’, and nearly two-thirds of them (63%) believe the Government should regulate to guarantee them basic employment rights and benefits such as holiday pay. That...

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CIPD: a third of UK adults fear their financial situation will get worse in 2017
Mar16

CIPD: a third of UK adults fear their financial situation will get worse in 2017

Rising inflation and stagnant pay has left many people struggling financially, with just 15% of the population saying they are living comfortably. A third (32%) of adults aged 18-70 surveyed believe their financial situation will get worse over the next 12 months according to new research published by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The survey also reveals that while 15% of UK adults say that they are...

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