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
A Labour MP and the former head of the civil service have claimed that skills shortages were behind mistakes made by civil servants in the bidding process for the West Coast Main Line. Earlier this week, the Government reversed its decision to award More...04 October 2012 13:37
Proposals set out by Labour leader Ed Miliband to increase vocational training to help the "forgotten 50%" of young people who do not go to university have been welcomed by business groups. In his speech to the Labour Party conference, Miliband set o More...03 October 2012 00:01
The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and business apprenticeship issuing authority Skills CFA have launched a new higher apprenticeship in Human Resource Management to broaden access to HR careers.
Developed in conjunction wi More...07 September 2012 12:05
Caroline Waters OBE, director of people and policy at BT, will deliver the opening address at next month's World of Learning conference, on how learning and development (L&D) has had to adapt to advances in technology and maintain a flexible More...05 September 2012 07:00
The Government has announced a raft of measures to challenge the "outdated view" of apprenticeships among small businesses to encourage more firms to take on apprentices. Skills minister John Hayes has outlined a number changes designed to help small More...29 August 2012 14:23
Small businesses cite cost as the main obstacle to providing training for their employees, with many opting for lower-cost training options such as guides or handbooks to aid staff development. This is according to research from the Forum of Private More...17 August 2012 11:26
The UK is at risk of a shortage of leadership talent if it fails to identify and nurture potential leaders for the future, talent measurement company SHL has warned. SHL's analysis of global talent data found that the UK ranks third in the world for More...16 August 2012 11:04 More...16 August 2012 11:04
Almost one employer in five (18%) expects staff to receive training prior to promotion to management positions, despite the majority of employers (93%) believing that low levels of management skills are harming their business.
This is acco More...07 August 2012 14:32
Employees who suffer from anxiety-driven panic attacks will require extra support in the workplace. The following case study describes the type of help available and the involvement of occupational health in the treatment process.
When cable fitter More...01 August 2012 09:00
The importance of learning foreign languages was reflected in the recent change to the UK's national curriculum, which makes learning a language compulsory from the age of seven.
But what do employers do while they wait for these future "global nat More...16 July 2012 16:54
The majority of managers are not competent enough to confront underperforming employees, according to a survey by XpertHR. The research found that the development of managers' "performance conversation" skills is only mandatory at 20% of organisation More...11 July 2012 00:02
The standard of management in the UK is being held back by employers that fail to take full advantage of the skills of qualified managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has warned. Research published by the CMI today finds that two-fifths More...05 July 2012 00:01
Brigid Hodges, director of talent at hygiene and pest control firm Rentokil Initial, winners of the 2011 Personnel Today award for excellence in learning and development (L&D), explains how the company built a leadership development programme More...28 May 2012 13:31
David Stephenson is head of learning and development (L&D) at O2. To coincide with Adult Learners' Week, Stephenson talks Personnel Today through his career in HR and highlights what he enjoys most about working in L&D . How did you get into More...18 May 2012 15:47
The national minimum wage for apprentices should be increased to £5.00 an hour, say employers.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) latest Labour Market Outlook survey, which found that employers, o More...14 May 2012 16:38
Investment in IT education is needed to keep technology at the forefront of the UK economy, according to Richard Nott, website director at specialist job site CWJobs.
Computing degrees are depreciating in value, according to the findings of a recen More...11 May 2012 12:32