UK Government announces mentoring support for young people

UK Government announces mentoring support for young people

Responding to the announcement made by the Prime Minister last week on a campaign to provide mentoring support to thousands of teenagers, which will be spearheaded by the Careers and Enterprise Company, Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, said: “Helping young people to navigate the increasingly complex world of work, and to find jobs…

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UK Job Vacancies - Talent Strategy

Number of UK job vacancies highest since 2008 crisis

November 2015 saw nearly two job vacancies in the UK, for every jobseeker – What could this mean for your talent strategy? The number of advertised job vacancies in the UK in November was 1,244,772 – higher than at any time since the start of the recession in 2008 and a year-on-year increase of almost a…

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Growing gap between boardroom & workforce hits workforce motivation

Growing gap between boardroom & workforce demotivates staff

The upward momentum of chief executive pay and reward in the UK’s largest organisations has reached a crisis point. It does not clearly correlate to personal performance or business outcomes and this is having a significant impact on workforce motivation levels, according to new research from the CIPD. The research, which includes a survey of employee…

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Zero-hours contract employees are happiest

Zero-hours contract employees are happiest

Less pressure and better work-life balance supports personal well-being among zero-hours contract employees New survey evidence published today suggests that, on average, zero-hours contract employees experience similar levels of job satisfaction, work-life balance and personal well-being to employees on permanent, full-time contracts. The research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development,…

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Corporate Volunteering

How corporate volunteering delivers big business benefits

65% of workers would choose employers that supported corporate volunteering, but businesses and charities aren’t working together to deliver opportunities. CIPD launches joint research with the NCVO calling for companies to collaborate with charities and make corporate volunteering a reality for employees. The CIPD, and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), have today launched…

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How human capital decisions based on intuition can be misleading & biased – Live Webcast

  Critical human capital decisions are made every day and each of these choices springs from a deep-rooted source, be it logical, emotional or a combination of the two.  Behavioral assessments arm decision makers with actionable data that holds an understanding of the unique behavioral drives and needs of employees and candidates. However, the data from…

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2/5 of organisations report increase in workplace mental health problems

Over two-fifths (41%) of organisations have seen an increase in reported mental health problems (such as anxiety and depression) over the last twelve months, according to the annual CIPD Absence Management survey, produced in conjunction with Simplyhealth, due to be launched on Monday. In 2009, only 24% of organisations reported seeing an increase in mental…

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10 Tips For Filling Your Pool Of Top Talent

Attracting and sourcing the right people is possibly the biggest challenge that companies face when it comes to talent management. But what if we’ve been going about it all wrong and the talent pool isn’t as shallow as we think? What if there are better ways to find the best people for your business that you haven’t tried yet? Luckily,…

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