Learning and development

Sharpening employees’ tools on a tight budget

As firms weigh up the benefits of flexible working and employees decide whether to stay remote, there is one thing they both agree on: reskilling must be a priority, discovers Emma Greedy .

Surviving coronavirus with a learning culture

Feedback, coaching and mentoring have become the pandemic’s invisible workplace victims. When they are lost, so is the connectivity that so often holds a company together.

COVID-19 unemployment: what support is needed to get people back to work?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic many UK employers struggled to fill job vacancies due to a lack of workers with the right skills. The situation was exacerbated by Brexit, which saw many skilled...

Neurodiverse talent representation disappoints in 2021

The government has made it clear that it will be putting skills front and centre of its new legislative agenda to help the country overcome the damage caused by the pandemic.

How does HR host T Level students?

As of this week UK employers will be entitled to a £1,000 cash incentive for every T Level student hosted for an industry placement.

Cummings’ evidence offers a lesson for more effective feedback

Prime Minister "not fit for office"; Hancock "should have been fired"; the government "failed"… as an example of excoriating employer feedback, Dominic Cummings’ evidence before MPs on Wednesday was...

Students struggling to access information on apprenticeships

Over half (55%) of students looking to apply to higher education in 2022 are interested in apprenticeships, but a lack of information is inhibiting their decision making.

Coronavirus marks an increase in digital learning, says CIPD

The impact coronavirus had on the world of work has meant learning professionals are now more forward-thinking, according to a new CIPD report.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill could help jobs recovery

The UK government will today introduce its new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which it hopes will be the rocket fuel needed to level up the workforce post-pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic widens UK skills gap for companies which didn't invest in training

The UK’s skills gap has been widened to a more troubling 'capabilities' gap, according to new research by learning and development provider Avado. 

Shaping Skills for Jobs to support sustainable businesses and careers

The Government’s Skills for Jobs initiative is one of several positive initiatives for businesses and individuals as the country recovers from the impact of Covid and builds for the future.

Progression and training stifled by Coronavirus

UK employees feel as though the pandemic has stunted any career progression they may have had over the past year.

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