UK immigration system reform and fees set to impact employers

Government plans to reform the UK immigration system, including increases to the cost of work visas, have been condemned due to concerns about the impact on the UK’s competition for global talent. 

HR must prepare for the new Consumer Duty obligations

With just weeks to go until the Consumer Duty introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) comes into force for new and existing products and services, companies are being strongly advised to...

SMEs call for UK to open borders to fill labour shortages

Over half (52%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in favour of opening the UK’s doors to overseas workers to plug vacancies.

A third of day lost to performative work, study finds

Almost one third (30%) of the UK worker's average day is lost to performative work that doesn’t contribute to company goals but is simply done to appear productive, according to a study from instant...

Insights for driving effective in-house training

With so much at stake in terms of employee retention, customer experience and brand, organisations are turning to in-house training to enable their workforces to be more productive and make them feel...

Insights

L&D professionals innovate without use of AI

Only 5% of those with learning and development (L&D) responsibilities currently use AI tools such as ChatGPT to support learning, yet over half (55%) of L&D leaders said they are breaking new ground...

News

CIPD Festival of Work 2023: what you missed on day two

The CIPD 2023 Festival of Work returned to Olympia London on 8 June. Here are some of the highlights and what you may have missed from day two of the event.

Future leader: Lisa Drew, head of people, UK, Sigma Connected

Lisa Drew, head of people, UK at Sigma Connected, shares her vision for the future of the profession.

Features

Post-Brexit restrictions failing to plug low skilled vacancy gap

Post-Brexit restrictions on hiring migrant workers have not led to employers investing more in the recruitment and training of UK workers for low-skilled jobs.

Case study: Addleshaw Goddard coaches counsel in self-care

How the law firm teaches staff resilience to cope with mounting pressures. Beau Jackson reports

Eradicating tech-shaming in the workplace

With a mixed generation workforce, we are finding that more and more employees are facing different types of challenges with technology: Gen Z can't figure out printers, while their older counterparts...

Navigating AI: what support do HR leaders need?

Over the last year, the prominence of artificial intelligence (AI) tools has skyrocketed.