Learning and development

Blended learning crucial to business survival

One year on, the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on businesses globally has been devastating. Many businesses have had to pivot their business models to remain relevant in a contactless, virtual world. 

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Spring Budget 2021 offers HR breathing space but lacks skills investments

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the three-point Plan for Jobs, increased minimum wage and introduced new schemes to help businesses recover after coronavirus, yet measures to plug skills gaps in...

Long-term furlough will take its toll on employees

The announcement that the furlough scheme is being extended until September has drawn a mixed reaction from commentators. From those who are praising the chancellor for taking a brave but costly step...

HR industry skills gap concerns exacerbated by Brexit

Most organisations within the HR industry (73%) are feeling strained due to a lack of skilled workers.

The ‘failed’ apprenticeship levy needs reform, says CIPD

The apprenticeship levy has now failed on every measure and needs to be reformed immediately, according to the CIPD.

Embracing unsolicited advice could help your workforce

If you ask your colleagues if they have ever received unsolicited advice, they will surely have an anecdote or two to tell. When people receive unsolicited advice, it tends to raise further questions:...

How to fix the pitfalls of remote learning

In the current climate, considering how to improve learning and development (L&D) initiatives for the year ahead is no simple task.

Majority of HR leaders are beginners when it comes to D&I, finds Josh Bersin

A study by Josh Bersin analysts has found that HR professionals are not well trained to support diversity, equality and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and managerial issues.

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.

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