How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

It is no secret that employers UK-wide have a problem with skills gaps. Whether due to the Great Resignation, the Great Retirement, staff shortages or a general war for talent, businesses are having...

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.

Appraisals – common pitfalls and challenges

We have all had that feeling around appraisal season. Everything seems fine so why waste time when we have work to get on with?

Spotlight your early careers strategy at the 2022 HR Excellence Awards

If you host outstanding apprenticeships, graduate schemes, T-levels or other programmes to help young people get started in their careers, this new category for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards could be...

Pay stagnation pushing L&D professionals to quit

Learning and development (L&D) professionals are considering leaving their jobs in the near future due to a lack of pay rises.

Setting expectations rather than managing performance

It’s been some time since many organisations revisited the value of performance management processes and experimented with different solutions to try to move away from the process and create a more...

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...

Tik Tok and Instagram's impact on workplace training

Social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram could be having an influence on workplace training programmes.

Degree apprenticeships could help improve social mobility

Despite a digital skills crisis, and a need to hire and upskill fast, we continue to present school leavers with a binary choice when it comes to continuing their learning – go to university or take...

HR charity network partners with CIPD

The Charities HR Network (CHRN) has signed a new agreement with the CIPD to give it access to a range of training and accreditation opportunities.

Apprenticeships: A helpful route into work for the disabled

As businesses of all stripes seek to widen their diversity of talent, apprenticeships are proving a useful and practical means of bringing those with disabilities into the workforce.

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?