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EMPLOYERS MUST WORK HARDER TO EMBED DIVERSITY

Industry commentators warn that the UK Government’s measures to boost Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees’ career progression are set to fail unless employers choose to play ball, changing how they develop such staff, for example. The government’s moves include obliging employers to disclose their race pay gap statistics, the Race at Work Charter […]

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CIPD FINDS 49% OF UK WORKERS WRONGLY SKILLED

There’s a widespread skills mismatch between employees and jobs in the UK, while Britain’s workers are trailing behind counterparts elsewhere when it comes to being creative. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to the CIPD’s report Over-skilled and Underused: Investigating the Untapped Potential of […]

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CIPD: CIVIL SERVICE STRENGTHS FOCUS IS ‘A BIG SHIFT’

Focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses is more likely to boost performance, according to research from the CIPD. The findings of the research with the UK Civil Service won’t come as a surprise to advocates of a strengths-based approach, but as Jonny Gifford, senior research adviser for organisational behaviour at the CIPD, said, “The strengths-based […]

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CIPD MANIFESTO FOR WORK URGES FOCUS ON SKILLS

The CIPD has called on the UK government to support investment in skills for all, particularly future-relevant skills and lifelong learning. In its Manifesto for Work, launched in May, the CIPD called on the government to support investment in skills, lifelong learning and improvements in employee wellbeing and engagement by reforming the apprenticeship levy as […]

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CIPD: HR MAY BE OVERSTATING OWN EMPLOYERS’ TALENTS

Many professionals fudge the facts to make their organisation look good, finds research by the CIPD. Hundreds of teachers and IT and HR professionals withhold or misrepresent the truth to cast their organisation in a good light. The report finds that HR professionals tend to identify more strongly with their employer than the wider profession, […]

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ILM: LEADERS NEED COACHING SKILLS POST-BREXIT

By Liz Hall In the wake of the EU referendum, businesses need to equip leaders with core skills, including coaching, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). John Yates, group director, ILM, urged businesses not to “feel disheartened by the impending upheaval, but invigorated to shake things up, challenge the status quo and […]

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CIPD BREXIT SURVEY: 44% OF WORKERS ‘PESSIMISTIC’

The CIPD is urging employers to do more to support workers anxious about the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and not to cut back on training and development at this time, after a survey underlined high levels of pessimism about the future. Public sector workers, voluntary sector workers and young workers are feeling particularly […]

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CIPD report: Asia raises skills through coaching

By Liz Hall Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence as ways to raise skills in Asia, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. Coaching and mentoring are the most cited methods of raising skills (57 per cent of respondents). Raising skills […]

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News in brief: Bothered? More than half of UK staff aren’t

Corporate scandals are eroding trust in senior leaders and will have a damaging impact on employee engagement, warns the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Only 36 per cent of workers trust their top leaders, according to the CIPD’s latest Employee Outlook report, a quarterly survey of 2,000 UK employees. Some 58 per cent […]

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Lack of competence

Earlier this year, a report laid some of the blame for rising stress at the feet of incompetent bosses. Managers’ lack of competence and misplaced confidence in themselves is creating a stressed-out, unfulfilled workforce, according to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), carried out among 2,000 UK employees. There is a clear link between […]

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