Claire completed a series of Good Work Stories for the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) in early 2022 based on in-depth interviews with people working in a range of professions across the country. These stories detail the highs and lows of working life and highlight the importance of good work practices to people’s health, well-being and family lives. The stories can be found on the CIPD’s website. We’re delighted to have been asked to conduct another series of stories which will be launched in Summer 2023.

Research Partners also supported the CIPD with an important study testing out a randomised control trial of new strengths based training  within civil service organisations. We completed a series of interviews and focus groups with staff, management and unions across a range of civil service departments who were participating in the trial before and after the implementation of the training. We provided an independent and confidential space for individuals to feed back about their experiences of the training and/or the impact of the training on management and organisational practice in relation to performance management. CIPD published the report in 2017, and the full results can be found here.