The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the Government to improve careers advice for young people after a survey found more than half of employers said the advice available was "inadequate".
In addition to the 53% of em More...23 January 2013 13:15
Despite the economic outlook pointing floor-wards 12 months ago, employment rates defied the gloom and have taken a running jump into the new year, with a 6% increase in employers intending to hire in the first three months. 1
Optimism is high More...21 January 2013 13:41
The Government has announced the launch of a programme aimed at providing young people with the skills needed to get jobs and apprenticeships.
"Traineeships", set to be introduced later this year, will be aimed at improving the work-readiness of you More...10 January 2013 11:56
Consumers are more likely to complain if they experience problems when buying products or services, with staff attitude and lack of competence the most common reason for complaints.
A survey by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) found that UK c More...09 January 2013 16:12
Most occupational health practitioners will face having to make a convincing argument to the budget setters for adequate resourcing of their department. Patricia Southworth offers some tips on how to get the best deal. Few occupational health profess More...01 January 2013 09:00
During an economic downturn, a knee-jerk reaction organisations often have is to slash investment in learning and development. But these turbulent times have actually proven to be very positive for the coaching market, with savvy organisations realising More...07 December 2012 15:47
Promotion is not the only option for creating opportunities in the workplace. Tricia O'Neill, former group head of health for Centrica, summarises other potential pathways for career progression.
Career pathways are often considered linea More...01 December 2012 17:34
Revalidation of learning and practice will be an essential part of re-registration for nurses and midwives by 2014. Graham Johnson, clinical lead - nursing at Bupa Health and Wellbeing, looks at the requirements.
In the near future, More...01 December 2012 15:13
As the profession changes to accommodate legislation and industry requirements, the relevant training options must change too. Nic Paton reports.
The fit note, the possibility of a Fit for Work Service and/or an independent assessment service More...01 December 2012 12:44
The definition of apprenticeships has been "stretched too far", according to a government-commissioned review published today.
The Richard Review, compiled by entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den star Doug Richard, recommends that apprenticeships l More...27 November 2012 11:11
Employers will be able to bid for a share of £150 million in training funding to deliver the specific skills they need, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced today .
The Government funding pot is the second round of More...20 November 2012 15:25
EXCLUSIVE The amount of money that organisations invest in training does not necessarily equate to the quality of training they receive, according to data from the managed learning services company KnowledgePool. KnowledgePool's overview of More...16 November 2012 13:57
One hundred of the UK's leading employers of apprentices were honoured at The Skills Show in Birmingham last night at the launch of the second Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.
The list, compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service and More...15 November 2012 13:57
Because of the acceleration in the rate of change across the business landscape, we now see major changes occurring within months instead of years. The past few years have seen some of the most significant changes, including the global recession, major More...08 November 2012 16:25
A new report by former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine marks out a much greater role for employers in educating young people and making them ready for the workplace.
The report, No stone unturned in pursuit of growth , commissioned More...31 October 2012 12:17
Today's news that the UK economy has emerged from recession came alongside encouraging research highlighting employers' investment in developing their staff.
A survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that 92% of e More...25 October 2012 14:28
The Olympics and Paralympics may be over, but the successes will be hard to forget. Jez Langhorn, vice-president of people at McDonald's, reflects on a summer of achievements in London.
At the close of the Olympic Games, Jacques Rogge, president of More...24 October 2012 16:56
The Government will launch a review into leadership and skills in the voluntary sector to identify the challenges of developing talent in charities and social enterprises. Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme , More...15 October 2012 10:31
One manager in four has a "catastrophically" bad style of leadership and could be damaging productivity in their teams, a study has warned.
A survey by management consultancy Orion Partners found that 24% of employees thought their bosses were over- More...12 October 2012 13:55
More than 500,000 people started an apprenticeship in the year to July 2012, according to the latest government figures, with higher apprenticeships seeing the largest growth.
Statistics published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill More...11 October 2012 12:48