Skills gap to worsen by 2035, research suggests

Up to 7 million workers in England may lack the essential skills to do their jobs by the year 2035, research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed.

Future Leader: Kane Joyce, Manchester City Council

Kane Joyce, head of workforce strategy at Manchester City Council, shares his vision for the future of the HR profession.

Letter from the editor: What's HR's goal?

What’s the end goal for HR? What is the profession, at its core, trying to achieve?

Age stereotypes stunt career progression, study finds

Nearly a fifth (18%) of UK workers reported that they think the age limit to switch careers is in their 40s. A slightly lower proportion (13%) think that their career switching options are limited...

Conservatives pledge 100,000 new apprenticeships

The Conservative party has promised to replace ‘rip-off’ university degrees with 100,000 apprenticeships. 

AI boom drives demand for training

Over six in 10 (61%) employees reported that they want generative AI training, as technology company Nvidia reported an explosion in corporate appetite for artificial intelligence (22 May).

Half of workers unsure how to change their career

Nearly half (49%) of UK workers reported that they want to change their career but don’t know how, a report by the HR consultancy LHH revealed yesterday.

How can HR integrate new digital tools?

New digital services introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have not reduced pressure on employees as expected, analysis by the National Audit Office (NAO) showed.

How to increase engagement with compliance learning

Compliance learning needs to be relevant and easy to remember. But how can we make people care?

“Sluggish” labour market could stunt long-term growth

Employment decreased while real wage growth increased in the last quarter, the latest labour market data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

Over-55s left behind in skills training

Employees over the age of 55 have been left behind by skills training for digital and management skills, a report by training provider Corndel has revealed today.

"Stay on top of skills and technology to overcome future challenges"

To futureproof HR, professionals need to think about the skills that HR teams will need in the next few years.