Work first approach to Universal Credit costing employers

The Universal Credit (UC) system is unnecessarily costly to employers, according to a new report from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Students turning to micro-credentials to boost education and land jobs

Students and graduates are turning to online skills certifications to boost their CVs and win jobs they might not otherwise be qualified for, according to research published today (1 February).

How to get HR software selection right: nine questions to ask vendors

Are you choosing the right HR software? Join Daniel Chambers, head of proposals at Sage, and Ben Myhill, head of sales, Silver Cloud HR, to unearth how to get HR software selection right.

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Digital skills scheme for veterans backed by Capita and Fujitsu

Capita, Northrop Grumman, Atos, Leonardo UK, Fujitsu and Leidos have joined 15,000 Futures, an initiative to help ex-forces personnel find tech jobs after leaving the military.

Government to boost careers advice in schools

The government has announced a new careers programme for primary schools in disadvantaged areas that seeks to strengthen the link between employers and future candidates.

Santander drops 2:1 requirement for grad scheme

Santander UK has dropped its requirement for candidates to have achieved at least a 2:1 at university when enrolling in its graduate scheme.

Employers tackling skills shortages with recruitment rather than training

Employers' attitudes towards training in the workplace are adversely affecting the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce, according to a new report from ReWage.

Five tips to avoid the destructive reality of poor DEIB activity

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI) has emerged as a key element of business and HR strategies as companies focus on building inclusive workplaces that drive sustainable growth and...

Government scraps traineeships for young people

The government is set to scrap its pre-employment traineeship programmes for young people in 2023 due to low numbers of participants.

12 months of 2022: February

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

How compassionate is your company?

This week is National Grief Awareness Week, an important time to reflect and open up the conversation around grief, so we can support friends, family, or colleagues who may be experiencing it. But...

L&D programmes hampered by lack of resources

Learning and development (L&D) is a major business priority for companies, however cost and lack of resources is holding it back, according to a new report.