The pandemic has revealed a need for leaders who are strong of character, principled, calm and capable of leading an organisation through times of crisis. Now, more than ever, leaders need to lead with compassionate authority and deeply ingrained integrity. This research demonstrates the key aspects of ‘character’ and how leaders can better lead their employees as a result.

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Jake Young, Research Associate

Jake joined the CIPD in 2018, having completed a master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods at the University of Nottingham. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology.

Jake’s research interests concern aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion, such as inequality, gender and identity in the workplace. Jake is currently involved in the creation of a research project examining the effectiveness of organisational recruitment programmes and their relationship with workplace performance.

Jake leads research on the CIPD Good Work Index programme of work, exploring the key dimensions of job quality in the UK. Jake has also written several CIPD evidence reviews on a variety of organisational topics, including employee engagement, employee resilience and digital work and wellbeing.

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