Category Archives: Economy

Business leaders and HR are united on short term priorities but different things keep them awake at night

Senior HR and wider business leaders are both clearly focused on the short-term business priority of cost management. The challenge for HR is to balance the tension between responding to short-term cost imperatives and keeping longer-term people issues firmly on … Continue reading

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Strengthening labour market polarised by growing tail of long-term unemployed

Commenting on the ONS Labour Market statistics released today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments: “A quarterly rise of more than 150,000 employees offers the strongest evidence for some time that … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment the first step on a road to wholly employer funded pensions?

The Olympic Games have passed without incident; meaning only two major events still have the potential for cataclysmic consequences for the UK in 2012. The first event is the ‘2012 phenomenon’, which comprises a range of eschatological beliefs, claiming transformative … Continue reading

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Young people increasingly shut out of first jobs according to Work Foundation report

More than 450,000 young people have been unable to make the transition from learning into work as employers have increasingly changed what it is they look for when hiring, with many under-25s in the UK unable to match the skills … Continue reading

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Employers continue to struggle to fund wages that keep pace with inflation according to latest CIPD report

Good management to support employees and maintain employee engagement is more important than ever Despite welcome news today that inflation dropped to 3% in April, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that employers are continuing to … Continue reading

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Parents should be stopped from requesting additional work leave until 2017 according to leaked Beecroft report

According to a leaked report from Downing Street, parents should not be able to request additional leave from work until at least 2017 due to cost and potential operational problems. The report also urges a relaxation of British laws to … Continue reading

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Drop in unemployment boosted by part-time odd jobbers

Unemployment falls again but double dip labour market only boosted by ‘part-time odd jobbers’ Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period … Continue reading

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CIPD research shows ‘reality’ gap in managers’ capability is undermining economic growth

New research finds ‘reality gap’ in the capability of UK plc’s 8 million managers, undermining attempts to boost economic growth Poor managers need to look in the mirror if they want to get the best out of their people New … Continue reading

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Sharp rise in number of men working part-time helps cut jobless total according to CIPD research

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period December 2011 – February 2012 published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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Women in their 50s are defying jobs recession according to CIPD research

‘Madonna generation’ of women aged over 50 defy jobs recession In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at how the jobs recession that began in 2008 has affected men and … Continue reading

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