Skills

Skills shortages plaguing older UK businesses

A majority (90%) of large businesses in the UK are struggling to fill skills gaps in their organisation, with older companies struggling even more.

Emphasis on degree-style learning holding back workforce

Employers are placing too much emphasis on degree-style learning rather than focussing on skills, according to Andreas Schleicher, director of the directorate for education and skills at the...

How HR directors can lead with creativity

Creativity is often edited out as we get older. Yet it is a key human value that is often missing in organisations today.

How employers can reconnect with teams

Research from UKG has found a worrying disconnection between employers and their team members. According to the global survey which spoke to recent job leavers and managers, one in four employees...

Legal-ease: 2022 visas will help reduce skills drought

The government has created new visa schemes intended to draw talented workers to these shores, so who can take advantage of them and what are the employer requirements? 

How to cope with a loss of control

No one truly knows what the future holds, but one thing that many can agree on is that the rate of change is speeding up, making it harder to plan or work towards long-term strategies with confidence....

Listen now: How can HR encourage lifelong learning?

Want to learn more about influence? How you can become a force for positive change in the people space? The HR Most Influential podcast might be just the ticket.

Entrepreneurship education boosts social mobility, and not just for startup founders 

Having a great idea for a product or service is seldom enough to become a successful entrepreneur. It is often a key component, but there are many other skills required.  

Training is the answer to skills and retention fears, businesses decide

Two-fifths (41%) of UK companies will implement large-scale upskilling or reskilling programmes to retain top talent and address skills shortages.

Fulfilling older workers’ teaching ambitions could boost retention

More over-50s are leaving the workforce than at any time since records began in 1992, according to the latest ONS statistics. New research, however, suggests that helping older employees find purpose...

Catch up: What will the role of an HR professional look like in 2030?

In the latest HR Lunchtime Debate in partnership with Sage, Perry Timms, Kathryn Herrington, Mark Duggan and Jo Gallacher discussed the future of the HR profession.

What will be the impact of the ‘Future Skills Unit’? 

Around the launch of the ‘Levelling Up’ whitepaper, the UK government announced the intention to establish a new Future Skills Unit. Although full details currently remain unclear, like many policies...