Apprenticeship levy: where next in its evolution?

The apprenticeship levy has been thwarted by challenges and many suggest there ought to be a better alternative. But is the perfect solution out there? Dan Cave writes

Adult career guidance could end skills shortage, report says

A new paper from employment advisory ReWAGE has argued adult career guidance could improve the UK’s skills shortage and improve employment rates.

Deliveroo launches career support for delivery workers

Deliveroo will invest £2.5 million into developing riders' vocational skills, with 15,000 given the opportunity to undertake qualification in different industries.

How to create a culture of lifelong learning

When it comes to retaining talent and growing your business, people development plans are vital. But where should you start when it comes to building a true culture of lifelong learning?

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HR and AI: How can HR use AI effectively and ethically?

The government published a whitepaper on Wednesday (29 March) which promised to regulate artificial intelligence (AI).

HSE violence at work guidance updated

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national independent regulator for health and safety in the workplace, has updated its guidance for employers on violence at work.

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.