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Training | Coronavirus pandemic widens UK skills gap for companies which didn't invest in training

The UK’s skills gap has been widened to a more troubling 'capabilities' gap, according to new research by learning and development provider Avado. 

Training | Progression and training stifled by Coronavirus

UK employees feel as though the pandemic has stunted any career progression they may have had over the past year.

CIPD | CIPD reveals positive outlook for post-COVID hiring

Employers are optimistic about hiring again after the substantial negative impact the pandemic has had on the job market, according to the CIPD.

Recruitment | Post-pandemic talent exodus could cost businesses up to £17 billion

Businesses may be sleepwalking towards a costly talent exodus, as four in 10 employees (38%) are looking to change roles in either the next six or 12 months.

COVID-19 | SMEs worried about keeping employees safe from COVID-19

The pandemic’s impact on employee health and wellbeing is the top concern for UK SMEs both in the short and long terms.

Webinar | Rupert McNeil joins the next HR Lunchtime Debate

Rupert McNeil, UK government chief people officer, will join HR magazine's next Lunchtime Debate on the roadmap out of lockdown: where next for HR?

Diversity | Suspension on mandatory gender pay gap reporting worrying HR

Almost a third of HR managers (32%) say their organisation does not report their gender pay gap.

Flexible working | Employers need to change ‘outdated’ office-centric mentalities

Employers with an office-centric mentality must adapt and move away from outdated ways of working, says Alexia Cambon, research director at Gartner HR.

Employment law | Return to physical Right to Work checks delayed

The UK government has pushed back the reintroduction of physical Right to Work checks to 21 June 2021.

Skills | Queens’s speech: young women let down by lack of support

The introduction of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday (11 May), has been broadly welcomed although there are concerns it will not do enough to protect young...

Health | Employers to play important role in detecting cancer post-pandemic

Employers have a crucial role to play in tackling 50,000 undiagnosed cancer cases, according to health insurance provider Towergate Health & Protection.

Hybrid working | UK businesses set to downsize or close offices completely

More than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses are set to either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months.