More than three-quarters (79%) of UK businesses expect to increase the number of higher-skilled roles over the coming years. Yet two-thirds (66%) fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill vacancies. That’s according to the 2018 Education and Skills Annual Report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in partnership with […]
Today sees the launch of a revised mental health guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work. The publication is a joint effort between the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) the professional body for HR and people development, and Mind, the mental health charity. The […]
Three-quarters of UK employers (74%) have said they would not be able to offer T-Level students the minimum required amount of work experience needed to gain the qualification. That’s the finding of a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development. T Levels are […]
The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group has been released today. Based on a survey of 2,001 employers, it shows that while the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are finally starting to bite: Demand for labour remains robust, […]
The incidence of presenteeism has more than tripled in the UK since 2010, according to the latest Health and Well-being at Work survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Simplyhealth. Presenteeism is the growing phenomenon of people going into work when they are unwell, due to factors such as personal money […]
Internship programmes are first and foremost for the benefit and education of the intern. However, they can also benefit an organisation in many ways. This video sets out 11 steps – from writing a job description to setting your expectations – to building an internship programme that works for both employers and interns.
Output growth among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers picked up in the three months to January 2018, with a further acceleration expected next quarter. That’s according to the latest quarterly SME Trends Survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The survey of 339 respondents also found that optimism improved at the fastest […]
New analysis by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has seen a rise in the number of people who believe businesses in the UK have a good reputation. The research, which compared perceptions of businesses between May and November 2017, reveals that 2 in 3 people think UK businesses have a good reputation. This represents […]
If you have truly accountable employees, you are one step away from having a business that runs itself. This video describes the many benefits of employee accountability for CEOs, and offers seven tips to help you create a culture of accountability in your company.
How can you communicate a business model transition to your employees in a way that gets them on board? Watch this video for four great communication tips that will help you ensure a successful transition.
If you decide that your company does need a new business model, how do you handle resistance to change – from employees, executive staff or board members? There are six things you can do to help staff welcome and embrace the change. This video describes them all.
Positive feedback has long been recognised as a characteristic common to all high‑performing businesses. However, many managers don’t feel comfortable giving praise – because, they say, it takes too much time and feels insincere or “too soft”. This video explains why giving sincere, positive feedback is so important, and when and how to do it.