Skills

Identifying transferable skills in the wake of the pingdemic

Despite changes to rules for people using the NHS COVID-19 app, the pingdemic continues to cause business disruption. Just this month (August), the popular restaurant chain Nando’s was forced to shut...

Does HR need more practical routes into the profession?

A poll on LinkedIn has sparked discussion among the HR community about the need for more apprenticeships in the profession.

Employers encouraged to take a chance on young people to reduce unemployment

The CIPD has pledged to support young people in the UK, as just under half (43%) feel the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects.

With leadership, do we understand enough about those who follow?

There are over 57,000 books with the word ‘leadership’ in the title on Amazon; it’s a subject widely read, discussed and debated within business theory and beyond. But, more often than not, there...

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 .

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...

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.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill could help jobs recovery

The UK government will today introduce its new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which it hopes will be the rocket fuel needed to level up the workforce post-pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic widens UK skills gap for companies which didn't invest in training

The UK’s skills gap has been widened to a more troubling 'capabilities' gap, according to new research by learning and development provider Avado.