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To mark World AIDS Day we spoke to Paul Marks-Jones from he University of Manchester @OfficialUoM to learn about their initiatives #WorldAIDSDay   
#RockTheRedRibbon #RockTheRibbon

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Avoiding disparity in a hybrid world

Helen Marshall talks remaining impartial in a hybrid world. There’s an extra level of responsibility for line managers and senior leadership to recognise that creating an inclusive culture means paying even more attention to treating everyone fairly – no matter their physical location. Avoiding disparity should be a conscious effort until it becomes a subconscious practice.

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Strategic Wellbeing – step by step guide

When the wellbeing of employees isn’t deemed a priority, this can lead to high levels of absenteeism and staff turnover. People won’t be performing well and as a consequence, the organisation’s performance and position on a business market will suffer.

Carers in the workplace #CarersRightsDay

This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That’s why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.

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Looking back at Black History Month

Black History Month provides a great opportunity for employers to start conversations around ethnic minority contributions to British culture and society. Use the month to educate your employees and keep those conversations going all year round. Giulia Falconeri, Branch Ambassador for CIPD Manchester shares her BHM celebrations at the University of Salford.

Sunflower for #DisabilityHistoryMonth

Scar tissue that I wish you saw

One in five people in the UK is living with a disability. That’s 14.1 million people, with around seven million people being working age. It is estimated that 80% of this group live with non-visible disabilities; Emma is one of them.

Creating a coaching culture

Coaching isn’t new but the way it’s delivered and used is evolving all the time. Embedding a coaching culture helps to grow and nurture talent to become greater assets for business. By creating a coaching culture you support a more invested and motivated workforce that is actively engaged in the learning process.

Workplace bullying and the role of bystanders

We often treat bullying as a two-person problem between the perpetrator and target. However, workplace bullying can often happen in front of others. On 6 October 2021, we welcomed Dr Kara Ng, Presidential Fellow in Organisational Psychology, and Professor Karen Niven, Professor of Organisational Psychology, from Alliance Manchester Business School, to examine the role of bystanders and how they could be an overlooked aspect of understanding bullying.

Four keys to embracing the pace of change

The changes to office life we’ve experienced reflect work in itself: circumstances never remain the same –it’s a case of adapting to the pace of change and putting adequate measures in place to support your workforce.

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Mick Marchington and his contribution to Human Resources

We are honoured to join MIRS and the Work and Equalities Institute on 18 November from 18:00 to remember and reflect on the work and contributions of Prof Mick Marchington and to talk about the new CIPD research fund named in Mick’s honour —The CIPD Professor Mick Marchington Applied Research Grant

What is ethical leadership and why does it matter?

Interest in ethical leadership has risen significantly in the last 20 years. Previously it might just have been about following rules and being true to your values. Nowadays, it can be a massive differentiator for investors, customers, employees, potential recruits and other stakeholders. In this article, Caroline Wynn explains what ethical leadership is and why it matters

Modern slavery exists and it’s all around us

In a recent survey, 77% of organisations expected to find modern slavery in their operations or supply chain. Few organisations who employ victims of slavery are complicit. Most are unwitting victims of predatory traffickers who skillfully place their victims in workforces and supply chains for their own profit.

Self Care through poetry

When was the last time you allowed yourself to stop and notice the here and now? Lisa O’Hare shares the grounding power of poetry


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