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Miliband: Public sector must ‘step up’ around apprenticeships

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Feb 2015

The public sector must “step up” and provide more apprenticeships, Labour leader Ed Miliband has...


‘Sense of urgency’ around leadership development, says Harvard Business Publishing director

Katie Jacobs, 26 Feb 2015

There is a growing “sense of urgency” around developing people for leadership positions earlier than...


Career progression ‘barriers’ forcing women out of STEM

Rebecca Gowler, 24 Feb 2015

One in three (35%) women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) jobs have said...

Older workers locked out of development opportunities

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Feb 2015

Employees over 50 are less likely to be offered learning and development opportunities than their younger...

Two-thirds of over 50s would retrain to work longer

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Feb 2015

Over two-thirds (63%) of over-50s would consider retraining to stay in work longer, according to research...

Lack of development contributing to engineering skills shortage

Rebecca Gowler, 30 Jan 2015

Engineers in the UK are not being developed to their full potential, according to a study by Towers Watson...

‘Embedded learning’ increases employee engagement

Rebecca Gowler, 30 Jan 2015

L&D professionals should focus on ‘embedded learning’, focused on performance, to increase employee...

Put people before technology, says Source UK Services HR director

Rebecca Gowler, 29 Jan 2015

HR and L&D professionals must put people first when integrating new technologies, according to Source...

Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills

Becky Frith, 16 Jan 2015

Almost four in five (79%) UK millennials do not feel that their current organisations are making “full...

Richard Branson: Mentoring should be embedded within UK business

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jan 2015

"The spirit of mentoring should be embedded within UK businesses,” Virgin Group founder Richard Branson...

HR's place at top table brings two-way benefits

Hywel Roberts, 12 Dec 2014

HR having a place at the "top table" of organisations brings benefits not only in being able to influence...

Senior executives struggling to develop global teams

Hywel Roberts, 12 Dec 2014

Executives at global firms are struggling to understand what motivates staff to undertake training, leading...

UKCES unveils 'futureproof' jobs list

Hywel Roberts, 10 Dec 2014

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has released a list of 40 jobs that offer the best...

Report urges employers to engage with education

Hywel Roberts, 09 Dec 2014

Businesses in the UK need to engage in a more meaningful way with the pathway between education and employment,...

Senior executives find dealing with Millennials 'stressful'

Hywel Roberts, 08 Dec 2014

A friction between working styles means senior executives find working with Millennials stressful, according...

Employers can no longer rely on education to provide skills

Hywel Roberts, 04 Dec 2014

Employers are having to accept that they can't rely on educational institutions to provide them with...

Employment groups welcome tax relief on apprenticeships

Hywel Roberts, 04 Dec 2014

Employers and employment groups have welcomed the government’s announcement that all national insurance...

Rejection can motivate employees' ideas

Hywel Roberts, 02 Dec 2014

Employees who have proposals rejected are more likely to come back and submit more ideas, according to...

Capgemini offers apprentices 'skills bootcamp'

Arvind Hickman, 28 Nov 2014

Capgemini is expanding its apprenticeships scheme as demand from within the business grows - but this...

Poor employability skills holding back entry-level jobseekers

Arvind Hickman, 27 Nov 2014

Employers are failing to fill entry-level positions despite a surplus of talent, according to research...

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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