Training

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...

The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

The D&I perspective: how to strike a good balance with post-pandemic leadership training

With the media churning out negative headlines and depressing COVID-19 statistics, it is easy to overlook the leadership challenges that have been posed by the radical organisational change businesses...

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.

Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

How wellbeing initiatives have boosted employee engagement post-pandemic

The uptake in employee wellbeing initiatives has increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and does not appear to be slowing down.

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Training set to move up the agenda as workers return from furlough

Over one third (35%) of retail key workers, and 40% of those who work in groceries, have reported feeling underprepared to do their roles due to the way work has changed during the coronavirus...

Costa Coffee accused of deducting money from staff for training

As allegations emerge that Costa Coffee employees have had pay deducted for training and till discrepancies, experts warn that such practices could damage company reputation

Low-paid workers missing out on training opportunities

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

CIPD and Mind launch mental health guide for managers

?The CIPD and Mind have published a revised mental health guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work

New finance hires struggle to get up to speed

UK firms wait more than five months on average for new finance joiners to get up to speed, according to research by Robert Half

Veterans not able to reach full potential

Veterans are often paired with jobs that don't let them reach their full potential, the Institute of Leadership and Management has found