Quality of work, not quantity of workers, is key to increasing UK productivity

Chancellor’s Budget must not neglect investment in vocational and further education and workforce skills. Organisations will fail to boost their productivity unless they prioritise greater investment in workforce development and agile working practices, according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Its comprehensive new report, Productivity: Getting the Best…

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How can managers improve staff retention?

How do your managers & executives contribute to motivating your top talent? Does management have a clear idea of the motivators that cause talent to stay in your company? Is staff retention even part of the role of a manager? Without a shadow of a doubt. And one of the most important ways you can…

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Valuing older workers is more important than ever

Valuing older workers is more important than ever

Demographic time bomb means employers must act to avoid a cliff-edge loss of skills and talents by 2035 A new study launched by the CIPD reveals that the UK could face serious skills shortages over the next 20 years if employers don’t change their approach to workforce planning as our population ages and demand for…

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78% of UK employers battling with recruitment difficulties

New survey highlights renewed focus on attracting strong candidates but more must be done to develop internal talent. Organisations are experiencing both escalating skills shortages and increased competition for talent, with 3 in 4 organisations (78%) reporting recruitment difficulties in the last year, according to the latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey. The survey,…

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Navigating the World of talent assessements

10 questions to help you navigate the world of talent assessments

Ask any leader what makes an employee a success and you’re likely to get responses such as: Team player Poise under pressure Responsiveness Persistence Adaptability Initiative Now ask yourself: What do these have in common? They’re all personality characteristics. Finding and keeping the best talent today hinges on identifying those key talent characteristics that lead…

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Employees want a ‘family feel’ at the heart of their organisation’s culture

The latest Employee Outlook 2015 survey, published by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development has found that the vast majority of employees want to work for a firm that has a ‘family feel’ and is ‘held together by loyalty and tradition’, regardless of the size of the company.  In response, the CIPD…

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Driving Talent Acceleration via Leadership Readiness [FREE HCI WEBINAR]

Are you struggling to get the right future leaders in place within your business? Are you looking for a more effective way to identify and develop leadership talent at all levels of your organisation? Then you might be interested in this free webinar from Human Capital Institute (HCI) that explores how organisations, just like yours, can…

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Employment growth drives employment rate to record high while pay growth ticks up

Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, comments on the official labour market statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): “This first set of figures for the new government will put an additional spring in its step. Employment growth continues to grow sharply,…

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