Learning and development

Government launches 'Office for Talent' to attract global academic expertise

?Government has announced it will create an “Office for Talent” to encourage scientists and researchers to come and work or study in the UK.

Volunteering and employment: debunking the myths of youth employment strategy

Young people aged between 18-24 are likely to be the group who will be the most badly affected in terms of finding work in the COVID-19 pandemic-led economic crisis that we are now entering.

Does L&D have an exclusivity problem?

On-the-job learning is essential for career and personal development, but many workers in lower paid roles do not have access to the same training opportunities as their higher-paid counterparts....

Lessons from the C-suite: Ann Watson

Your people are your biggest asset - treat them with respect

HR has a place in the driver’s seat of workplace automation

The more ‘human side’ of the workplace will become increasingly valuable as life become more automated, said author and associate professor of mathematics at UCL Hannah Fry.

Emotional intelligence to have upper hand in post-COVID-19 recruitment

Hiring managers will need to start promoting and recruiting workers for their emotional intelligence, not just technical ability, as we move towards a post-coronavirus culture

Lack of training could be making businesses vulnerable to cyber crime

UK employees are not being appropriately trained to deal with cyber security threats and leave their workplaces in danger.

Survey shows ‘disconnect’ of reskilling in the face of AI and automation

Nearly a third (32%) of learning and development leaders have admitted to having concerns about whether their current offering is adequate to address the potential skills gap caused by technology

Assessing the apprenticeship levy three years on

This year marks the third anniversary of the government’s apprenticeship reforms, and with each passing year, we’ve seen the commentary on it evolve.

Which companies are going the extra mile for employees during coronavirus? Part one

We shine a light on the effort businesses have made, big and small, to support their staff and the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Most in-demand skills for HR named in CIPD survey

Line manager coaching is a top priority for HR professionals when considering the future of the profession, according to the CIPD’s annual People Profession Survey

Employment and skills recovery package needed to boost job market, AELP says

Devolved governments have been called upon to develop a post-pandemic employment and skills recovery package.

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