The world of work continues to change - and that change is accelerating. And people professionals have the power to actively drive these changes, not merely respond to them.

Research forms the basis for all of our work for the people profession: now and for the future. Here you’ll find thoughts and insights based on CIPD research, what it means for people professionals, and the strategic shifts that are vital to prepare for the future. 

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Removing the 'class ceiling'

Research on how an employee's socioeconomic background or class affects their development opportunities and how to maximise social mobility in the workplace

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How are organisations transforming their HR operating models?

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Skills, better jobs and business partnership key to UK growth agenda

Ben Willmott explores the new Labour Government strategies to enhance skills and employment to boost economic growth

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UK employment law round-up: June 2024

Monthly round-up of changes in employment law in the UK