Learning and development

The ‘failed’ apprenticeship levy needs reform, says CIPD

The apprenticeship levy has now failed on every measure and needs to be reformed immediately, according to the CIPD.

Embracing unsolicited advice could help your workforce

If you ask your colleagues if they have ever received unsolicited advice, they will surely have an anecdote or two to tell. When people receive unsolicited advice, it tends to raise further questions:...

How to fix the pitfalls of remote learning

In the current climate, considering how to improve learning and development (L&D) initiatives for the year ahead is no simple task.

Majority of HR leaders are beginners when it comes to D&I, finds Josh Bersin

A study by Josh Bersin analysts has found that HR professionals are not well trained to support diversity, equality and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and managerial issues.

Apprenticeships are key to saving generation COVID

There’s no question about it – when it comes to the job market, it’s young workers who are bearing the brunt of the economic decline. For those who have recently entered the workforce, or are poised...

Government should scrap apprenticeship bonus to increase uptake

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week I think it’s the perfect time to suggest that the government makes some fundamental changes to what’s on offer.

How can businesses make the most of apprenticeships?

Young people and businesses can mutually benefit from apprenticeships – but how can businesses attract and recruit this valuable talent pool?

CIPD modernises qualifications for HR and L&D professionals

The CIPD has launched new qualifications to help people professionals solve the new challenges of the modern workplace.

Career changers in need of more HR support

Changes in career are on the rise as new research shows a job for life is no longer ‘the norm’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic makes leaders open to change

Business leaders are more adaptable and open to further skills development than they used to be due to the coronavirus pandemic and its unpredictability, according to MD of marketing and digital at...

Over 45s need more HR support to navigate reskilling

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of career switching among workers over 45 year-olds in the UK, according to new research by Microsoft.

Skills for Jobs could lead to more equal opportunities

The government has announced new upskilling reforms that may help HR pursue equal job opportunities for its employees.

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