Pay Awards Remain Subdued In 2016

Geography: United States —Research Source: CIPD —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   68% of employers have conducted a pay review within the last year. Of these, 67% increased pay, 19% froze pay, 1% cut pay and 12%. Just 2% of organisations intended to increase their basic pay by 0.01–0.99%. The main difference between the indicators is the higher proportion […]

Vacancies Are Plaguing Employers, Yet Candidate Pool Is Strong

Geography: United States —Research Source: CIPD —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   49% of employers report that they are having difficulty filling vacancies, compared with 40% during the same period in 2014. These difficulties are more prevalent in the public sector (65%) than in the private sector (45%) and voluntary sector (39%).  23% of all vacancies are difficult to […]

Redundancies Are Rising: Make Sure You Have A Plan

Geography: United States —Research Source: CIPD —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   72% of employers plan to hire staff in Q2 2016. 82% of public sector employers plan to hire staff during the same period, compared with more than two-thirds of private sector employers (69%) and voluntary sector employers (67%). 22% of employers plan to carry out redundancies in the […]

Supporting The Rising Workforce

Geography: Global Research Source: CIPD —Date: December 2015 —Findings: Communication skills (64%), teamwork (60%) and confidence (45%) were the top three responses  for skills to help young people build during their first year in the job. 88% of the voluntary sector and 72% of the public sector responded to having the right support network in place alongside the […]

Young People Want In Person Learning

Geography: Global Research Source: CIPD —Date: December 2015 —Findings: 53% of HR professionals agreed that they have seen differences in the way young people (aged 16-24) like to learn, while 35% said no, and 12% were unsure. 55% of the HR professionals who agree there is a learning difference said the main difference they had identified was a preference […]

L&D Practitioner’s Roll In The Workplace

Geography: Global Research Source: CIPD —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 64% of respondents believe that communication skills are a key focus for development during their first year of work. 19% believe communication is the most challenging skill to develop, while only 4% of respondents thought presentation skills are the most challenging. Recommendations: Firms need strong learning and development practitioners in […]

Benefiting From Understanding Generational Learning

Geography: Global Research Source: CIPD —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 55% of respondents said the main difference between how they learn vs. younger people  that they had identified was a preference for technology- based learning. 53% agreed that they have seen differences in how different generations of workers like to learn, while 35% said no, and 12% were unsure. Recommendations: […]

The Youth Seeks Growth And Opportunity

Geography: Global Research Source: CIPD —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 72% of young people believe that having the right support network in place alongside the role (that is, mentor, buddy, line manager) is important for an organization to have. 49% of young people believe that organizations should have opportunities for growth and development with in roles. Recommendations: Young people in […]