Learning and development

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.

UK workers not learning enough new skills

?The CIPD has said that many of those who have lost their job due to the pandemic have been left without the necessary skills to secure a new one.

Generation Covid in need of more educational support

The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly had the biggest impact on young people, especially those from a deprived background, as their education and job prospects have been largely affected.

Performance feedback needs improvement, say employees

?Employees think there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the performance feedback they are receiving from employers, according to new research from performance management specialist,...

Government pressed to consider coronavirus’ long-term impact on employee health

More research into the coronavirus pandemic’s long-term impact on employees' health and career development is needed, according to The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Leading by example

'Lead by example' is one of those oft-touted, but much less often enacted phrases used in management. HR, legal, and compliance professionals spend a lot of time crafting policies which set the rules...

How businesses are helping people back into work – part 2

As HR teams prepare for the long months ahead – facing redundancies, blended working, end of furlough and a turbulent job market – we highlight some of the brilliant initiatives helping employees get...

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Government's labour market interventions risk disjointing Plan for Jobs

?The Department for Work & Pensions’ (DWP) £238 million Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) has provided another piece in the puzzle faced by people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic, yet critics...

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