Learning and development

Young employees are eager to return to the office

Working from home has had a disproportionately negative impact on young employees in the UK, according to new research by Glassdoor.

Return to work anxiety – how can businesses bring staff back safely?

After more than a year of remote work, employees are now being forced to consider the prospect of the return to the office. For many, this will be a huge relief, ending months of isolation and solely...

How to avoid the dangers of not learning by doing

Just as taking tennis lessons helps you to improve your game faster than simply reading books about it, learning by doing will be familiar to HR professionals as a hands-on approach to learning new...

Realising the value of employing ex-military and reservists

Every year over 14,000 skilled and experienced individuals leave the Armed Forces ready to enter the civilian workforce. Individuals with a services background have a multitude of skills they can...

Strategic L&D can guide the future workforce

As the pandemic diminishes, forward-looking businesses must prepare staff for the future of work, say David Collings and John McMackin.

Sharpening employees’ tools on a tight budget

As firms weigh up the benefits of flexible working and employees decide whether to stay remote, there is one thing they both agree on: reskilling must be a priority, discovers Emma Greedy .

Surviving coronavirus with a learning culture

Feedback, coaching and mentoring have become the pandemic’s invisible workplace victims. When they are lost, so is the connectivity that so often holds a company together.

COVID-19 unemployment: what support is needed to get people back to work?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic many UK employers struggled to fill job vacancies due to a lack of workers with the right skills. The situation was exacerbated by Brexit, which saw many skilled...

Neurodiverse talent representation disappoints in 2021

The government has made it clear that it will be putting skills front and centre of its new legislative agenda to help the country overcome the damage caused by the pandemic.

How does HR host T Level students?

As of this week UK employers will be entitled to a £1,000 cash incentive for every T Level student hosted for an industry placement.

Cummings’ evidence offers a lesson for more effective feedback

Prime Minister "not fit for office"; Hancock "should have been fired"; the government "failed"… as an example of excoriating employer feedback, Dominic Cummings’ evidence before MPs on Wednesday was...

Students struggling to access information on apprenticeships

Over half (55%) of students looking to apply to higher education in 2022 are interested in apprenticeships, but a lack of information is inhibiting their decision making.

Learning and development