Learning and development

The UK's apprenticeship system must serve our diverse labour market

There is no question that apprenticeships are a great thing. They help huge numbers of people every year, offering hands-on skills training opportunities while also providing employment. It is right...

Small businesses miss out on millions in Apprenticeship Levy funding

Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to plug skills gaps, but many small businesses are still missing out.

Winter Olympics 2022: what HR can learn from practice makes perfect

Upskilling and reskilling continues to take the top spot on organisations' list of goals and needs for 2022 and the opening of the Winter Olympics today is a good opportunity to reflect on the role...

UK productivity among the lowest of the G7, finds ONS

Output per hour worked by UK employees is among the lowest of all the G7 countries, according to new data published by the ONS.

HR can prepare future leaders for climate crunch point

A new report released today by the think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warned that the next generation of leaders – today’s 30-something millennials – may meet a climate ‘crunch...

How retrained candidates could change the workplace

One of the many impacts of the pandemic has been an acceleration in the number of workers reevaluating their current role and career path.

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Unlocking hidden potential in your workforce

The pandemic has forced many of us to think about our priorities – what we want to gain from life, and how. HR must now help employees rediscover their potential and reinvigorate their careers, or...

Why cohort-based learning is replacing stale workforce trainings

Everyone’s talking about cohort-based learning. Andreessen Horowitz announced its investment in new cohort-based platform Maven, citing how the model leads to completion rates 10 times better than...

Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

Most graduates would have preferred apprenticeships to university

Most graduates regret going to university and blame schools for not promoting apprenticeships properly, according to new research by the CIPD.

Why you should hire veterans and encourage reserve service

When filling vacancies for any business finding suitable candidates a can be a long, costly and frustrating process. It is also one that still leaves a lot to chance in terms of what the candidates...

Five ways HR can ensure health and safety in the workplace

Although health and safety at work has not always covered employee mental health and wellbeing, it now needs to. Every UK business has a duty of care to look after the health and safety of their...

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