News / Research


New study busts myths about women in business

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

Women are just as aspirational as men and are being held back by entrenched gender roles, a new report...


Young, 'hidden' talent could help plug skills gap, says O2 HRD

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

A report from the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests that almost a third of workers could be...


'World moving from economic capitalism to people capitalism,' says Valuing Your Talent lead

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

Stakeholders of the future will not judge companies solely by their profits but by the value of their...

Male and female managers discriminate against female STEM candidates

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

Hiring managers of both sexes are more likely to pick male candidates over better qualified female counterparts...

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...

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Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

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