News / Learning and Development


Cable to pledge higher pay for apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Secretary for business, innovation and skills Vince Cable will today unveil plans to increase the minimum...


UK 'middling' on apprenticeships, says Mercer UK HRD

Hywel Roberts, 03 Oct 2014

The UK is making good progress on apprenticeships, but still has a way to go to match more advanced programmes...


Commercial and people focus 'one and the same'

Hywel Roberts, 03 Oct 2014

HR professionals should not see commercial and people focuses as mutually exclusive, according to former...

Half of employers offer no work experience

Hywel Roberts, 02 Oct 2014

Just over half (52%) of companies currently offer no work experience, despite 76% quoting a lack of experience...

Race for Opportunity director welcomes boardroom ethnicity focus

Hywel Roberts, 02 Oct 2014

Pledges by both government and opposition politicians to address the issues of ethnic representation...

Employees to drive 'social purpose agenda', says Cranfield professor

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

Companies will come under increased pressure from their employees to demonstrate their social purpose...

Finance directors concerned over losing baby boomer skills

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of CFOS are concerned about a skills drain due to baby boomers (those born...

Top employers for working families announced

Hywel Roberts, 22 Sep 2014

Working Families has revealed its list of the top employers for working families in 2014.

RateMyPlacement names Barclays top undergraduate employer

Hywel Roberts, 22 Sep 2014

Barclays has rated top of an online student survey of top undergraduate employers for 2014, RateMyPlacement...

Engagement 'ongoing journey', says General Mills HRD

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

Companies must understand their staff fully and create an "exciting" workplace to breed engagement, according...

HR professionals should help build trust, says BBC Worldwide people director

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

HR professionals should act as role-models within organisations in an “authentic way" to help build...

Communication more valued than strong leadership, says Reed report

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

More employees value good communication skills in managers than strong leadership, according to a report...

Outcome focus would help diversity, says ManpowerGroup VP

Hywel Roberts, 11 Sep 2014

Companies can support women in senior roles by focusing on work outcomes over time spent in the office,...

Careers advice 'lottery' needs overhaul, says National Careers Council

Katie Jacobs, 11 Sep 2014

Careers advice and services in schools need to be urgently improved, according to a report by the National...

Most CEOs see HR as 'least strategically important' function

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

A high proportion of CEOs and board-level executives see HR as adding less strategic value than any other...

Women to take two-thirds of high-skilled roles over next six years

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

An increase in the gap between women's and men's qualifications will see women take two-thirds of high-skilled...

Gamification can reduce pre-start dropouts, says HCL CHRO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

Gamification is a useful tool to keep candidates engaged in the time between accepting a job offer and...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Link employee volunteering to L&D, says CIPD paper

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Encouraging employees to help people into work can benefit companies' learning and development programmes,...

Businesses not using data effectively, say IT professionals

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The majority of IT professionals are concerned companies are not effectively using the data they collect,...

In this issue: December 2014
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Express delivery: HR logistics at Wincanton

Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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