Education

Is D&I having too much sway on hiring decisions?

Proper investment in education could help eleminate the need for diversity and inclusion (D&I) to dictate who gets hired for which roles.

University leavers not "prepared for work" yet remain most preferred recruitment option by employers

Over half (57%) of employers still mainly look for degrees or post-graduate qualifications when recruiting staff, according to a new report from the CIPD.

How to define socio-economic background

There have always been several different questions that employers can ask to determine the socio-economic background of their employees, including parental qualifications, parental occupation, type of...

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...

Work reinvented: take the future of work in your own hands

The future of work can mean different things depending on the source, website, or organisation it’s attached to. This can be confusing for business leaders looking for answers to the big questions.

Insights

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.

Is some office time needed to equip the future workforce?

What do you miss out on when you don’t go to school, university, or the office? When schools shut down twice in 2020, it prompted much debate about the long-term impact on children of not having...

Cancer: screening by risk 

Many cancers are preventable, and many are treatable. This is hugely positive but there are, however, a couple of caveats.  

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Employees more tolerant about religion than general public

Employees are more likely to show tolerance and understanding of religious beliefs than the general population, according to new research.

Employers think graduates are unprepared for the workplace

?Businesses feel that nearly a fifth (17%) of graduates are not ready for the workplace, according to research from qualification body Pearson

Apprenticeship levy failing to deliver entry-level routes

While a fall in low-quality apprenticeships should be welcomed, the levy could be missing the mark on its aim to provide a career path for young people