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Productivity plan criticised for not going far enough on skills

Becky Frith, 13 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has been criticised for skimming over the UK’s skills shortage issue in his...


Budget 2015: Apprenticeship levy for large firms

Becky Frith, 08 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will impose an “apprenticeship levy” on large...


Marketing and IT skills gaps holding back acquired firms

Becky Frith, 29 Jun 2015

Newly-acquired firms exhibit the largest skills gaps in marketing and IT management, according to a survey...

Adnams' HRD: junior talent should be encouraged to aim high

Jenny Roper, 25 Jun 2015

Junior talent should be encouraged to aim high, Karen Hester, chief operating officer and HR director...

Manufacturing jobs under threat from automation

Katie Jacobs, 18 Jun 2015

Almost half (43%) of manufacturing firms expect automation will replace at least 5% of their workforce...

Skills shortages changing CEO talent strategies

Katie Jacobs, 04 Jun 2015

Increasing concern over skills shortages are forcing CEOs to rethink their hiring and talent strategies,...

Career progression top priority for millennials

Jenny Roper, 29 May 2015

Ninety-one per cent of millennial professionals say career progression is a top priority when considering...

E-learning: don't forget to support staff

Jenny Roper, 27 May 2015

Companies should take care to properly support employees when embracing e-learning initiatives, development...

Management training can help with intergenerational problems

Katie Jacobs, 18 May 2015

Comprehensive management training can help organisations deal with any issues around intergenerational...

Skills gaps: Shift towards employer collaboration

Jenny Roper, 18 May 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has reported good “momentum” on its Industrial...

Line managers must be recognised for developing talent

Jenny Roper, 15 May 2015

Line managers must be recognised and rewarded for developing talent and addressing underperformance,...

Digital skills: disconnect between leaders and employees

Jenny Roper, 14 May 2015

Few European companies feel prepared to embrace digital technologies, despite their workforces feeling...

Hands-on, in-house learning on the up

Jenny Roper, 13 May 2015

Hands-on learning and internal development have risen in popularity, the CIPD’s 17th annual Learning...

IT skills gap holding back UK businesses

Katie Jacobs, 12 May 2015

Almost half (45%) of UK businesses are experiencing an “extensive” shortage of IT talent, which is...

Better evaluation of L&D needed

Jenny Roper, 06 May 2015

Just 7% of L&D professionals evaluate the impact of their initiatives on the wider business or society,...

Networking should be ‘purposeful’, advises charity sector HRD

Katie Jacobs, 05 May 2015

Collaborating with competitors to achieve a shared purpose can bring internal and external benefits to...

Organisations facing leadership ‘capability gap’

Katie Jacobs, 29 Apr 2015

Organisations are facing a leadership “capability gap” and cite leadership as one of their biggest...

BITC urges business and government to help older people stay in work

Katie Jacobs, 22 Apr 2015

Business and government need to urgently address problems surrounding over-50s employment to avoid a...

HR professionals missing out on leadership development

Katie Jacobs, 21 Apr 2015

HR professionals are missing out on leadership development opportunities, with 47% of companies not offering...

Too few companies open to creative L&D

Jenny Roper, 17 Apr 2015

Too few companies are open to offering creative learning and development experiences, AT Kearney’s...

In this issue: July 2015
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Puzzle it out: The UK's productivity conundrum – and what HR can do to solve it

Best thing since sliced bread: HR at Warburtons

Shining stars: Celebrating 20 years of HR Excellence

Learn a thing or two: Areas of interest for L&D

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