New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy
Aug17

New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy

The latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook suggests that UK employment will again grow strongly in the third quarter of 2017, but wage growth is likely to remain weak. The quarterly survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies that near-term employment expectations have risen compared with the previous spring report (May 2017). This is reflected in the quarter’s net employment balance – a measure of the difference...

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Reality bites: Average FTSE 100 CEO pay packet drops by 17% in the past year
Aug07

Reality bites: Average FTSE 100 CEO pay packet drops by 17% in the past year

An annual assessment of FTSE 100 CEO pay packages released today shows that rewards at the top have dropped by almost a fifth, but still remain extraordinarily high. The analysis, from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and the High Pay Centre, the independent think tank, shows that the average FTSE 100 CEO now receives an annual pay package of £4.5 million. This represents a 17% drop from £5.4 million in...

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CIPD Wales releases new events calendar
Aug03

CIPD Wales releases new events calendar

CIPD Wales has just launched their new calendar of events for HR professionals in Wales. You can download the full programme of CIPD Wales events here. CIPD members will already have received a brochure in the post, but the Head of CIPD Wales, Lesley Richards, is keen to stress that the events are open to anyone working at any level within the HR profession, whether or not they are studying for or have a CIPD qualification. There are...

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CIPD: Low-skilled sectors must be quick to offset fallout from immigration shake up
Aug03

CIPD: Low-skilled sectors must be quick to offset fallout from immigration shake up

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has welcomed the launch of the first phase of the Government’s new EU immigration policy. According to recent CIPD research, the prospect of future migration restrictions are currently giving rise to a range of practical concerns for many UK employers. In response to these concerns and the announcement from the Government today, the CIPD is urging employers to act...

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CIPD: ahead of Samaritan’s Awareness Day, what help do employers offer?
Jul21

CIPD: ahead of Samaritan’s Awareness Day, what help do employers offer?

Ahead of Samaritans’ Awareness Day on Monday 24 July, the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has found that a third (32%) of HR professionals say their organisation does not provide an employee support helpline. The survey was taken by 695 HR professionals on 19th July 2017. Commenting on the results, Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Advisers at the CIPD, said: “The Samaritans’ National Awareness Day is an...

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HR experts cautiously welcome Taylor Review
Jul11

HR experts cautiously welcome Taylor Review

All work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”, a long-awaited government review of employment practices has said today. The Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices has been cautiously welcomed by HR experts as the author, Matthew Taylor, said “fairness demands” that people, particularly those on lower incomes, had routes to progress in work. The 115-page report tackles among other things...

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HR experts & CIPD respond to Brexit plans for EU workers
Jun29

HR experts & CIPD respond to Brexit plans for EU workers

The Queen’s Speech opens the new session of Parliament by announcing the planned legislative agenda for the coming year. As the 2018 State Opening has been cancelled to allow more time for Brexit debates, this agenda covers the next two years and is important to allow businesses time to plan ahead for coming changes. Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, said: “The Queen’s Speech clearly recognised the challenges facing...

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CIPD: 42% of HR Professionals would consider allowing dogs at work
Jun23

CIPD: 42% of HR Professionals would consider allowing dogs at work

Ahead of Bring your Dog to Work Day this Friday 23 June, the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development carried out research which found that 42% of HR professionals say they would consider a more permanent policy allowing dogs in their workplace. Commenting on the initiative, Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Adviser at the CIPD, said: “This Friday, employers have the opportunity to allow their employees to bring their...

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CIPD: Employers raising the alarm over looming immigration crisis
Jun22

CIPD: Employers raising the alarm over looming immigration crisis

New CIPD/NIESR research highlights the need for a flexible, affordable and straightforward immigration system post-brexit             New CIPD/NIESR research reveals that: The main reason employers recruit EU nationals is because they cannot fill low or semi-skilled jobs with UK-born applicants, cited by 35% of low-wage industry firms 25% of organisations say a requirement for a job offer for EU migrants...

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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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