Learning and development

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.

Organisations leveraging L&D for survival

HR must prioritise learning and development (L&D) to create genuine change in the workplace, argues a new report.  

Why employee feedback does not have to be cumbersome: LondonEnergy case study

This story is about something very concrete. It is about how HR teams can be innovative, even in the utility sector, and it will give you a concrete example of what can be achieved when we understand...

Youth unemployment sees steepest rise in a decade

The UK has experienced the largest quarterly increase of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) since 2011, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).

How a pandemic mobilised the pursuit of passion

I've always loved watching the way passion motivates people to pursue more meaning in their work and life - even when times get tough.

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.

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