Category Archives: Resourcing

‘Two-year itch’ among managers damages workplace productivity

A “two-year itch” experienced by managers as their happiness at work falls is undermining productivity, a survey of more than 1,000 team leaders has revealed. The research, conducted by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), asked managers to assess … 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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Closing the gap between classroom and workplace

“I always wanted to be a graphic designer,” says Kenton Robbins, business coach and regional director for Yorkshire and Humber at the Institute of Directors (IoD). “When I left school, I sat down with the careers advisor and told her … Continue reading

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‘450 degree feedback’: extending the value and power of 360

The classic 360-degree-feedback model – feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise – is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, individuals have … 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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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 unveils evidence highlighting the solid business case supporting an extension of right to request flexible working

Research shows light touch legislation has benefitted business and staff As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals … 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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