Learning and development

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.

CIPD reveals positive outlook for post-COVID hiring

Employers are optimistic about hiring again after the substantial negative impact the pandemic has had on the job market, according to the CIPD.

Queens’s speech: young women let down by lack of support

The introduction of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday (11 May), has been broadly welcomed although there are concerns it will not do enough to protect young...

‘Failed’ apprenticeship levy lost employers £2 billion

Employers have lost £2 billion over the last two years due to the failing apprenticeship levy, according to the CIPD.

Furloughed workers apply for jobs they are overqualified for

The majority (79%) of UK employees on furlough say they are considering applying to jobs below their skill level.

How technology can help you manage the COVID crisis

Managing the different needs of employees a hard task at the best of times. So what about during a pandemic? Technology has the answer. 

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Responding creatively in times of crisis

When the first lockdown was imposed, the Fennies people team knew it had to step up and implement a programme to ensure staff were on top of best practice and properly supported.

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Kickstart scheme six months on

We are now six months into the government’s Kickstart Scheme, so what has been the impact so far? And what is its future promise?

Employees considering career change after furlough

Over half (51%) of furloughed UK employees are considering a career change, according to new research by IT management company NTT DATA UK.

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