Learning and development

Apprenticeships are key to saving generation COVID

There’s no question about it – when it comes to the job market, it’s young workers who are bearing the brunt of the economic decline. For those who have recently entered the workforce, or are poised...

Government should scrap apprenticeship bonus to increase uptake

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week I think it’s the perfect time to suggest that the government makes some fundamental changes to what’s on offer.

How can businesses make the most of apprenticeships?

Young people and businesses can mutually benefit from apprenticeships – but how can businesses attract and recruit this valuable talent pool?

CIPD modernises qualifications for HR and L&D professionals

The CIPD has launched new qualifications to help people professionals solve the new challenges of the modern workplace.

Career changers in need of more HR support

Changes in career are on the rise as new research shows a job for life is no longer ‘the norm’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic makes leaders open to change

Business leaders are more adaptable and open to further skills development than they used to be due to the coronavirus pandemic and its unpredictability, according to MD of marketing and digital at...

Over 45s need more HR support to navigate reskilling

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of career switching among workers over 45 year-olds in the UK, according to new research by Microsoft.

Skills for Jobs could lead to more equal opportunities

The government has announced new upskilling reforms that may help HR pursue equal job opportunities for its employees.

How to make L&D more cost-effective in 2021

As we emerge from a difficult year, having the right knowledge and skills to do our jobs will be mission critical. But at a time when L&D is needed more than ever, many business leaders have felt...

COVID-19 has caused a shift in leadership skills

Harder skills deemed important to leaders before the pandemic are no longer significant, according to a new report from The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS).

CIPD Scotland calls for new initiatives to tackle nation’s long-term skills challenges

CIPD Scotland has called for a reform of Scotland’s skills system and further employer incentives to tackle shortages and aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID causing career lockdown for young people

Young people across the UK are reportedly the most anxious about the impact COVID-19 has had, and is having, on their career prospects, according to new research from business supplies company Sharp.

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