Adult skills

Do apprentices hold the key to solving your staffing challenges?

Finding the perfect candidate has never been easy, but now skill supply is driving demand to record highs a change of tack might be needed.

Building decent work for ethnic minorities, part two

Using a collaborative and strengths-based approach to development can help iron out ethnic inequalities, reduce in-work poverty and improve opportunities for all for finding decent work, find Tony...

Building decent work for ethnic minorities, part one

Using a collaborative and strengths-based approach to development can help iron out ethnic inequalities, reduce in-work poverty and improve opportunities for all for finding decent work, find Tony...

Why cohort-based learning is replacing stale workforce trainings

Everyone’s talking about cohort-based learning. Andreessen Horowitz announced its investment in new cohort-based platform Maven, citing how the model leads to completion rates 10 times better than...

Why you should hire veterans and encourage reserve service

When filling vacancies for any business finding suitable candidates a can be a long, costly and frustrating process. It is also one that still leaves a lot to chance in terms of what the candidates...

Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

Chancellor’s extended job support will need consistency to succeed

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (4 October), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £500 million to help alleviate the jobs and skills crisis. While extended job support...

Hidden jobs gap in the UK putting low-paid workers at risk

The record number of vacancies arising from the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19 is hiding a jobs gap with low-paid workers most at risk.

Sharpening employees’ tools on a tight budget

As firms weigh up the benefits of flexible working and employees decide whether to stay remote, there is one thing they both agree on: reskilling must be a priority, discovers Emma Greedy .

Low-paid workers missing out on training opportunities

The government and employers need to tackle inequality in access to skills and training