Skills for the future: How tech can help solve the skills conundrum 

Aside from computer-generated poetry and a ‘code red’ on AI development at Google, the release of ChatGPT opened fresh dialogue about the threat that ‘robots’ will take all our jobs.

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Three ways to avoid ‘wellbeing washing’ in the workplace

‘Wellbeing washing’ has been getting an increasing focus in the business world. But is it a fair description of what’s really happening in mental health and wellbeing in workplaces?

Five ways to embrace new inclusive apprenticeship recruitment opportunities

More doors than ever have been opened by the latest ESFA apprenticeship funding rules, cementing opportunities for asylum seekers and opening up apprenticeships to qualifying prisoners, wishing to...

Six ways to engage employees to help drive their development

Directly linked to motivation and retention, employee development tools can empower employees to take charge of their own training and supercharge their performance. But first, they need to engage...

Education leaving regional skills shortages unfulfilled

New Census data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has uncovered huge inter-regional discrepancies when it comes to education standards – but these may not necessarily translate into...

Frontline workers’ training still reduced from pandemic

Many frontline workers who had their training reduced or moved online during the pandemic have not seen it recover.

UK employers slack on whistleblowing training

Many UK firms are exposing themselves to legal risk by failing to give formal training to employees handling whistleblowing concerns.

Automation top investment priority for business in next two years

Digital workplace tools and automation are one of the top investment priorities for companies over the next two years, according to new research.

HR struggling to get grip on data amid workforce challenges

UK organisations are struggling to get a grip on people data despite significant workforce challenges, the CIPD has warned.

What makes a good apprenticeship?

Every year, National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the achievements of candidates and skills programmes across the UK, but what does it take to run a successful apprenticeship programme?

Half of apprenticeship levy funds wasted

Employers have spent just half (56%) of their apprenticeship levy over the past five years, according to new figures.

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).