Learning and development

Leadership skills more important than pay during the pandemic

UK employees now rate job security and flexibility above salary, meaning HR may have to ensure both are offered once the pandemic is over.

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People skills needed for new hybrid workplaces

Being people-focused is now the most sought-after skill for hybrid jobs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

HR technology key to HR’s work through the pandemic

HR technology has played a crucial role in dealing with disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by XpertHR.

Tech sector raises hopes for young jobseekers

A large uptake in UK tech companies hiring young people is paving the way for economic recovery after the loss of jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pros and cons of the furlough scheme extension

The furlough scheme's extension to the end of September 2021 will continue supporting businesses financially struggling during the pandemic. However, HR is concerned about the mental health and...

Learning and development rises up the agenda during coronavirus

UK employees are being encouraged to learn new skills to promote team-bonding during COVID-19, according to a new report from LinkedIn.

HR franchises provided crucial support during COVID-19

HR franchises have provided businesses without HR teams the advice they needed when making difficult people decisions during the pandemic.

Lack of IT training could stunt progression

The lack of training during the digital transformation of businesses could lead to skills challenges and could exclude some employees from career progression.

Blended learning crucial to business survival

One year on, the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on businesses globally has been devastating. Many businesses have had to pivot their business models to remain relevant in a contactless, virtual world. 

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Spring Budget 2021 offers HR breathing space but lacks skills investments

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the three-point Plan for Jobs, increased minimum wage and introduced new schemes to help businesses recover after coronavirus, yet measures to plug skills gaps in...

HR industry skills gap concerns exacerbated by Brexit

Most organisations within the HR industry (73%) are feeling strained due to a lack of skilled workers.

Long-term furlough will take its toll on employees

The announcement that the furlough scheme is being extended until September has drawn a mixed reaction from commentators. From those who are praising the chancellor for taking a brave but costly step...

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