Learning and development

A-level results welcome next generation of HR professionals

As thousands of school leavers prepare to enter the workforce on A-level results day, HR has a new generation of talent ready to enter the profession.

How HR can retain influence post-pandemic

2022 HR Most Influential survey participants offer their tips for sustaining a valuable impact in leadership

University leavers not "prepared for work" yet remain most preferred recruitment option by employers

Over half (57%) of employers still mainly look for degrees or post-graduate qualifications when recruiting staff, according to a new report from the CIPD.

Billions in unused apprenticeship levy funds returned to the Treasury

New research has uncovered that £3.3 billion pounds of apprenticeship levy funding has been returned to the Treasury since 2019.

Why micro-upskilling will help HR teams improve talent retention

The need to invest in people and expand employee skillsets isn’t anything new or unexpected. Yet many organisations still lack a genuine learning culture where continuous, structured upskilling is a...

Why the time is now right for learning in the flow of work

Learning the flow of work aims to allow employees to access the training they need just when they need it. So how can learning leave the classroom and become a natural part of the workplace?

Insights

What are OKRs? And how do you use them well?

When it comes to productivity and alignment, HR has turned to key result areas (KRAs), key performance indicators (KPIs), and now objectives and key results (OKRs).

Skills shortages plaguing older UK businesses

A majority (90%) of large businesses in the UK are struggling to fill skills gaps in their organisation, with older companies struggling even more.

Emphasis on degree-style learning holding back workforce

Employers are placing too much emphasis on degree-style learning rather than focussing on skills, according to Andreas Schleicher, director of the directorate for education and skills at the...

How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

It is no secret that employers UK-wide have a problem with skills gaps. Whether due to the Great Resignation, the Great Retirement, staff shortages or a general war for talent, businesses are having...

How HR directors can lead with creativity

Creativity is often edited out as we get older. Yet it is a key human value that is often missing in organisations today.

Appraisals – common pitfalls and challenges

We have all had that feeling around appraisal season. Everything seems fine so why waste time when we have work to get on with?

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