We set the standards for management and leadership throughout the UK and our policy agenda ensures that managers’ voices are heard by government.
CMI responded to the Ministry of Defence’s consultation paper on the future of military reservists. In general we welcome the Department's plan to formalise the relationship between reserves and employers, and in particular welcome plans to provide professionally accredited training to reservists.
CMI has welcomed the opportunity to submit evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in its inquiry into Women in the Workplace.
In November 2012 CMI responded to a consultation by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on its proposed new qualifications for teachers and trainers in further education.
CMI has responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its review of qualifications for 14-19 year olds.
In July 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a new evidence paper at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management. The report, produced in partnership with leading stakeholders including CMI, provides a concise overview of the latest research evidence to help business advisers show employers why they may need to look again at their management and leadership capability.
In June, CMI responded to a call for evidence by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the current dismissal process, including the concept of 'compensated no fault dismissal' for micro businesses. This submission summarises our research into managers' views on regulations affecting small businesses and demonstrates that there is strong support for replacing the current fair dismissal rules to make it easier to dismiss staff, particularly among smaller businesses.
In April, CMI responded to a consultation by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) on ethical standards for senior NHS leaders in England. This important consultation arose from a Government request that CHRE set ethical standards for executive and non-executive board-level managers in England, to fulfil the need for a stronger assurance system for all users of the NHS, particularly patients and their families.
In December 2011, CMI submitted a response to the Scottish Government's plans for improving the post-16 education sector in Scotland, including further education, higher education and vocational training.
This response welcomes the Scottish Government's emphasis on developing skills, which will lead to economic growth, and outline how developing leadership and management skills amongst young people can not only help them develop their careers, but leads to improved social mobility and a stronger economy, particularly for the SME sector.
CMI is strongly supportive of the further education (FE) sector and welcomes Government’s proposals to give it more autonomy and flexibility, and to open up access for a greater number of people. We therefore welcome the widening of FE provision, especially in response to local demand and in collaboration with local and regional employers, but underline the importance of maintaining standards.