Learning and development

Online learning could boost nation’s career prospects

Skills shortages worsened by the pandemic could be addressed if employers support staff to undertake just one hour of online learning a week, says psychologist Honey Langcaster-James.

NHS employee relations during COVID-19 is reaching breaking point

The impact of the COVID-19 on employment relations has been felt across all organisations up and down the country. Many employees have adapted their working patterns and roles to quickly respond to...

Leadership skills most in demand in early 2021 job market

Leadership skills such as coaching, onboarding and decision-making are the top of employers’ wish lists for 2021.

How to make the right choice between traineeships, apprenticeships or the kickstart scheme

As we move into 2021 there is a selection of government-backed funds that can help businesses bounce back. Here we untangle the incentives, requirements, timelines and commitments of the available...

HR internships among lowest paid in the UK

With an average salary of £1,380 a month, HR internships have ranked fifth in the lowest paid internships in the UK, which could risk turning top talent away from the profession.

Why now is not the time to scrap unconscious bias training

You may have seen in that Boris Johnson’s government has made the decision to terminate unconscious bias training for civil servants, with ministers claiming it doesn’t work and citing a report which...

Government extends furlough yet critics warn more job support needed

The UK government has confirmed it will extend the furlough scheme until April 2021 to provide more support for the nation’s jobs and businesses.

Are you doing diversity training right?

For real change to happen, the impetus has to permeate the whole organisation from the top down, says Hannah Jordan.

12 months of 2020: July

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

HR must be aware of the complications of internal hiring to avoid redundancy

There has been a significant increase in UK companies hiring people internally since the pandemic started. In fact, according to LinkedIn, between April and August this year, internal hiring increased...

Technology offers an answer to solving the mental health pandemic

Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen inadequate, reactive approaches to increasingly prevalent mental health issues, particularly from businesses that in times of uncertainty perhaps...

Leaders and managers lacking crisis evasion skills

Three quarters (73%) of employees said they believe that their company’s leadership has been lacking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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