UK employers slack on whistleblowing training

Many UK firms are exposing themselves to legal risk by failing to give formal training to employees handling whistleblowing concerns.

Automation top investment priority for business in next two years

Digital workplace tools and automation are one of the top investment priorities for companies over the next two years, according to new research.

HR struggling to get grip on data amid workforce challenges

UK organisations are struggling to get a grip on people data despite significant workforce challenges, the CIPD has warned.

What makes a good apprenticeship?

Every year, National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the achievements of candidates and skills programmes across the UK, but what does it take to run a successful apprenticeship programme?

Half of apprenticeship levy funds wasted

Employers have spent just half (56%) of their apprenticeship levy over the past five years, according to new figures.

Work first approach to Universal Credit costing employers

The Universal Credit (UC) system is unnecessarily costly to employers, according to a new report from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Students turning to micro-credentials to boost education and land jobs

Students and graduates are turning to online skills certifications to boost their CVs and win jobs they might not otherwise be qualified for, according to research published today (1 February).

How to get HR software selection right: nine questions to ask vendors

Are you choosing the right HR software? Join Daniel Chambers, head of proposals at Sage, and Ben Myhill, head of sales, Silver Cloud HR, to unearth how to get HR software selection right.

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Digital skills scheme for veterans backed by Capita and Fujitsu

Capita, Northrop Grumman, Atos, Leonardo UK, Fujitsu and Leidos have joined 15,000 Futures, an initiative to help ex-forces personnel find tech jobs after leaving the military.

Government to boost careers advice in schools

The government has announced a new careers programme for primary schools in disadvantaged areas that seeks to strengthen the link between employers and future candidates.

Santander drops 2:1 requirement for grad scheme

Santander UK has dropped its requirement for candidates to have achieved at least a 2:1 at university when enrolling in its graduate scheme.

Employers tackling skills shortages with recruitment rather than training

Employers' attitudes towards training in the workplace are adversely affecting the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce, according to a new report from ReWage.