There are positive opportunities in AI and automation, although these cannot be taken for granted. Despite the significant impact these technologies are having on the workforce, the people profession is often the least likely business function to be involved in decision-making and implementation for these new technologies.
Category: CIPD Press Release
CIPD releases Labour Market Outlook the alarm bell is sounding for employers trying to fill low-skill roles, many of whom are still in wait and see mode. It’s essential that those employers are prepared for reduced numbers of candidates and further restrictions to low-skill labour planned from 2021 with a workforce plan
Parental leave policies need to better reflect the changing nature of modern families and progress gender equality at work. Greater employer provision of flexible working is essential to help families balance caring responsibilities within and beyond a child’s first year. By thinking more creatively about the types of flexible working they can offer, and ensuring it's available at all levels of seniority, employers are more likely to hold on to talented people who can progress their careers with the organisation.
CIPD is calling for senior leaders to prioritise wellness at work. It is encouraging more significant investment in health and well-being by training managers, so they are confident and competent to support staff.
Retaining workers’ rights post-Brexit is being marked as a continuation of the Good Work Plan, which aims to provide an upgrade to workers’ rights, including day-one statements setting out entitlements and pay, and ending the legal loophole that allows organisations to pay agency workers less than permanent staff.