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Positive News: How businesses are keeping the wheels turning

HR up and down the UK is introducing new employees to the workplace and supporting those who have continued to work both physically and in remote locations. We highlight just a few of the many...

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We owe it to young people to get the Kickstart Scheme right

With a £2bn injection to fund up to 300,000 placements, the government’s Kickstart Scheme is a pie that many want a slice of. It seems like the perfect marriage. A young person who needs an...

The spending review: what does it mean for HR?

In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW)...

UK’s persistent digital skills gap poses risk to economic recovery

A majority (69%) of UK leaders have said they believe their organisation currently has a digital skills gap, and 70% expect one to develop over the next year.

Upskilling and keeping staff engaged through COVID limbo

Attempting to plan for the future has been challenging throughout the pandemic, but the extension to the furlough scheme may allow HR professionals to take a breath and look ahead.

Millions of workers to miss out on government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Millions of workers who would benefit the most from the government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) would currently miss out when it is launched in 2021, according to a new report.

Building critical skills is HR leaders’ priority for 2021

Building critical skills and competencies will be HR leaders’ number one priority next year, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Regions need more control over skills and employment

The government has been urged to give regional economies in the UK greater autonomy over skills and employment in order to create grassroots recovery strategies following the pandemic.

Call for further education for furloughed workers

Furloughed workers who lose their jobs are less likely to have higher-level qualifications than the general population, impacting their search for new job opportunities.

How to find great trainers and screen out the charlatans

In World War II, the U.S. Air Force took their very best pilots from the front lines and sent them home to train new pilots. Over time this strategy dramatically improved the quality and effectiveness...

Bringing young people back to work

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the jobs market, but it is young people aged 16-24 that have suffered the most.

Greater understanding of neurodivergent employees needed

Half of employers would not employ a neurodivergent person as they would be ‘uncomfortable’ employing or line managing someone with a neurological difference.

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