Maternity policy review

Hi all,I have been given the task of revieiwng our maternity pay/leave policy to see if we are inline with our peers within the financial services sector. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction for obtaining benchmarking data. I have looked on the CIPD website but I can't see a recent survey regarding maternity rights. Any suggestions would be appreciated.Thanks,Jacqui

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CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR

Hi All,I can't believe I'm writing this as I feel a little embarresed but I joined DPG back in 2019 to start my course and as of yet I have completed the e-learning for DVP, prepped for the assessment but I can't bring myself to start the actual assignment. I feel like I need to just restart again as it has been so long, lots of drastic changes have happened in my life since november 2019 and I think I could really do with a support network with people in the same boat to finally start and…

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13 Replies · Reply by Nargis Phagura on Thursday

HR Mentor wanted!

Hi community,  I have recently completed by CIPD Level 5 diploma and I'm seeking some guidance/direction on how to further develop my skills and experience in HR so I can take the next step in my career.Does anyone on here have a mentor who has supported them during their HR career? How did you find them and make contact? Can you reccomend anyone? Or of course if there is anyone on here who would be interested in mentoring me, please get in touch I'd love to hear from you. Thanks,Tilly

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1 Reply · Reply by Gary Norris Sep 14

Learning and Development Structures

Hi everyone - can I pick your brains?I am reviewing the structure of our L&D function to better meet the needs of our business. We are an operational business based at around 60 sites across the UK plus a head office - each site has a small team of operators ranging from a manager, customer facing staff and maintenance/housekeeping.  We need to provide more role-specific TRAINING (remember that word?!) whereas we have in recent times moved to more of a digital-first strategy. This worked during…

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Unconscious Bias Training and Virtual team activities

Good afternoon all,I've been asked to adapt an existing Unconscious Bias training pack that was previously delivered in the classroom into a virtual training session (probably via Teams). The material contains some activities that were very successful in the training room, so I will be looking at ways of adapting these, but can I please ask if anyone has conducted virtual UB training in the past year, and what exercises did you use to reinforce the UB message? How did you do this and what…

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5 Replies · Reply by Helen Jeffery May 5

Would you like to take part in an L&D podcast?

  The Good Practice podcast, a weekly show about work, performance and learning, is looking for someone in the early stages of an L&D career to talk about their experiences. It involves a 30-40 min relaxed chat with one of the hosts based on a few guiding questions. You can listen to The Good Practice podcast by following this link: or searching for it wherever you get your podcasts.   If you're interested, please get in touch with

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4 Replies · Reply by Helen Jeffery Feb 8

Unsure on my next steps

Hi allSo my background in Child Protection Social Work but i am currently in a HR Transition Admin role. I have had years of experience of managing complex issues, working closely with in/external people and i really want to make sure i follow a HR…

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2 Replies · Reply by Kiran Sep 28


Hello everyone, I am just waiting on my final assignment to come back and then I have completed my CIPD. What do I do next in terms of applying for my CIPD certificate? Thanks!

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1 Reply · Reply by Julie Sep 17

Lessons from Lockdown

If you are looking for insights into the impact of Lockdown on leadership, take a look at this recording. Here is some information about the event taken from the original event details: Reflecting on the lessons learned in the six-months since the UK first went into lockdown, this three-hour mini conference delves into what the future might hold for learning, engagement and talent. - as well as offering an inspirational look at the stories of leaders across the UK who've risen to the challenges…

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Keeping positive!

To all the lovely L&D and HR leaders - here is a personal resource of how I combat all that negativity and anxiety around the Covid19 - by focussing on some 'Good News' (literally)I wanted to share with all of you, as it has really made a change in my day-to-day and I hope, it will cheer you up a bit too -especially if you need to self-isolate, socially distance or work remotely > do you uplift your spirit?Stay well, stay positive!Iris 

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4 Replies · Reply by Gary Norris Jul 16, 2020

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I have been given the same task! I know you asked this question two years ago but would you be able to provide me with some guidance on where you obtained benchmark data. My organisation is in the financial services sector.
Any help would…"
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