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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...

CIPD report finds L&D delivery gap

Jenny Roper, 14 Apr 2015

A significant gap exists between the skills and capabilities L&D practitioners know they need and what...

Online learning out of favour for L&D

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Apr 2015

E-learning is unpopular among executives, while classroom-based and one-to-one methods are enjoying a...

UKCES launches fund to boost SME productivity

Katie Jacobs, 19 Mar 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is launching a fund to address the productivity gap...

How are you developing your leaders for future change?

HR Editorial, 18 Mar 2015

HR magazine, in partnership with Hay Group, wants to know how you are developing your leaders for future...

Organisations need ‘integrated programmes’ to retain older workers

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Mar 2015

Organisations need “integrated programmes” and formal policies to ensure they retain and make the...

Employers should have more influence over university programmes, say MPs

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

Four in 10 (40%) MPs believe employers should be given more influence over how universities are run and...

VSO uses technology to aid global collaboration

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Mar 2015

Charity VSO uses technology to enable collaboration and learning between employees spread all over the...

Coaching increasingly used to build female pipeline, says CRF

Rebecca Gowler, 05 Mar 2015

Coaching is being increasingly used to help organisations build their pipelines of female talent, according...

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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