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How to improve employee attraction, onboarding and retention (webinar)

ON DEMAND | One in four new hires leave in their first year, costing the equivalent of a year’s salary to replace them....

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Remote access means staff cannot switch off

27 Apr 2017

One-third of UK workers (32%) say that remote access to work means they cannot switch off in their personal time,...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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Why should we bother about meaningful work?

2 Feb 2017

Much has been researched and written about employees’ desire to find meaning in their work. But enforcing meaning, or misunderstanding...

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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Government pledges £13m to boost management skills and productivity

25 Nov 2016

One announcement from Wednesday’s Autumn Statement that could have an impact on employers was the proposal to invest £13 million...

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The Digital Tribe: why it’s everyone, not just millennials (webinar)

24 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | How we adapt to change is critical to our success. From the dawn of civilisation, humans have had to evolve in order to survive and thrive...

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Five reasons why everyone is so busy – Tony Crabbe

11 May 2016

Business psychologist Tony Crabbe looks at the impact of technological progress on our lives and provides five reasons why we...

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One-fifth of employers say productivity is key in response to national living wage

14 Mar 2016

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has released data showing that 19% of employers will invest in training or take...

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National Grid: how workplace design has boosted productivity

29 Sep 2015

National Grid has redesigned its workplace to help it engage and attract talented engineers. Simon Carter and Hilary Jeffery outline...

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HR’s role in solving the UK productivity puzzle

4 Aug 2015

Economists and politicians have expressed concern at the UK’s productivity lag. Unlocking a culture of collaboration could be the key...

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Government hopes productivity plan will increase UK’s GDP

10 Jul 2015

The Government has today launched its “productivity plan” – a framework that it claims will reverse the UK’s lagging productivity...

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Budget must prioritise skills development to raise productivity, says CIPD

2 Jul 2015

The Government needs to invest more in vocational and further education if employers are going to see real increases in...

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Brendan Barber: Do organisations expect too much of line managers?

3 Jun 2014

The onus is often on the line manager to fulfil many core workplace objectives, from productivity to wellbeing. Brendan Barber,...

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