News / Research


Employers want minimum wage to keep 'real value'

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Keeping the national minimum wage (NMW) in line with inflation is one of the main concerns for employers,...


More HRDs commuting from regions to London offices

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

London is still a magnet for top HR talent, with HR directors and senior professionals often commuting...


Gap between public and private sector pay narrows, says ONS report

Hywel Roberts, 10 Mar 2014

The average pay for public sector workers in the UK is still higher than those in comparative roles in...

Candidate availability falls at sharpest rate in 10 years

Hywel Roberts, 10 Mar 2014

A report on the UK labour market has shown the pool of candidates for employers to choose from is in...

Young women face more gender barriers at work than older colleagues

Hywel Roberts, 10 Mar 2014

Almost half of female workers between the ages of 18 and 34 report facing gender barriers in their careers,...

Top business role models dominated by ageing men, CMI study shows

Hywel Roberts, 07 Mar 2014

A 'role model revolution' is needed to bring more women into executive positions, according to the chief...

Almost half of construction workers looking to move jobs in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 04 Mar 2014

Research by suggests that 47% or workers in the construction, engineering and built...

UK low among OECD countries for gender equality in pay

Hywel Roberts, 03 Mar 2014

The proportion of women in the UK labour market has increased slightly, but its female economic empowerment...

More SMEs planning pay rises, says PwC study

Hywel Roberts, 03 Mar 2014

PwC have released figures that show a 'patchy' recovery picture for small private businesses, with the...

Talent retention top concern for HRDs during recovery

Gabriella Jozwiak, 20 Jan 2014

HR directors must aim to get the most out of talented employees in the future because of shrinking job...

Unemployment, underemployment named key global risks

Gabriella Jozwiak, 17 Jan 2014

Unemployment and underemployment is the second most concerning global risk in 2014, according to the...

Women in 40s 'most fulfilled' workers, study finds

Gabriella Jozwiak, 16 Jan 2014

Well-educated women in their 40s are the most fulfilled workers in the UK, a survey of more than 2,000...

Trust deficit threatening economic recovery, CIPD report warns

Tom Newcombe, 02 Jan 2014

A lack of trust in UK employers poses a potential threat to an economic recovery, according to a report...

Switzerland, Singapore and Denmark lead global talent race, INSEAD study finds

Katie Jacobs, 26 Nov 2013

Switzerland, Singapore and Denmark are leading the global talent race, according to a study published...

Relationship between line managers and HR under increasing strain, Hay Group finds

Laurence Doe, 21 Nov 2013

More than two-thirds (68%) of HR directors spend a third of their time dealing with day-to-day enquiries...

Businesses back major survey into barriers facing women

Laurence Doe, 19 Nov 2013

Opportunity Now has launched a project that aims to find out why women are not being promoted at the...

London named talent capital of the world

Tom Newcombe, 11 Nov 2013

London is the best city in the world for employment in high-skilled, knowledge-based jobs, research published...

Companies must understand cultural differences in international expansion, or risk prosecution

Tom Newcombe, 06 Nov 2013

Companies that expand overseas are laying themselves open to commercial and reputational risks if they...

Skilled migrants boost UK productivity, says study

Tom Newcombe, 05 Nov 2013

Hiring skilled migrants has boosted UK productivity and helped employers fill specialist roles, according...

Employers change working patterns as absence levels rise, CIPD study finds

Tom Newcombe, 14 Oct 2013

Absence rates in the private and public sector have increased over the past year, according to a survey...

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Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

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