HR news and analysis including:
Welfare reform criticisms – why minister James Purnell’s new rules may disadvantage the disabled
Carter & Carter training provider: why did it go into administration and will if affect the skills sector? Inc More...14 March 2008 14:55
A construction training and development centre set up by a West Yorkshire roofing and building maintenance firm has proved so successful that it’s having to expand to meet national demand. Ploughcroft opened the centre in Brighouse in 2005, primari More...07 March 2008 15:51
Chris Banks has been reappointed chairman of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) for an additional three-year term.
The LSC is charged with improving the skills of the UK population and is leading the government's flagship Train to Gain initi More...25 February 2008 14:27
HR news and analysis including: Birmingham City Council's decision to cut some employees' salaries what staff want to do on 29 February 20 years of Personnel Today - we talk to HR directors about what they wish they knew back in 1988 and&n More...22 February 2008 20:29
Unemployed 18-year-olds face losing their benefits if they do not undertake at least four weeks of full time work, government has announced. Recently appointed secretary of State for Work and Pensions, James Purnell, told the House of Commons that More...19 February 2008 09:40
Nearly half of UK employees believe their bosses overlook staff training, according to research.
A survey of 1,000 workers, conducted by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), found that while 42% of employees think their employer is unlikely More...19 February 2008 09:00
A new initiative entitled Pass on Your Skills is being launched today by Lifelong Learning UK aimed at encouraging engineers and health and social care professionals to pass on their experience and expertise to others by becoming a teacher, More...14 February 2008 10:56
The Sector Skills Council for fashion and textiles has launched a nationwide campaign to highlight the increasing skills crisis in the UK fashion and clothing industry.
Skillfast-UK says there is a lack of skilled recruits entering the fashion More...08 February 2008 14:34
This week's Friday Podcast is a special edition on the news story that broke at the beginning of the week regarding McDonald's, Network Rail and Flybe providing employee training accredited to A-level standard .
Louisa Peacock interviews McDon More...01 February 2008 15:24
Finding and developing organisational leaders is no easy task. Yet it's probably the most important one facing learning and development departments. As England football fans found out last year, leadership is a vital ingredient in success, and findin More...22 January 2008 08:00
News and analysis in the human resources sector including:
alarming news on news EU proposals for health and safety
the potential for shared HR services in the higher education sector
the decision of the employment tribunal brought by a CBe More...18 January 2008 14:55
Shell, BP, utility Scottish & Southern Energy and disability employer Remploy are part of a group of eight companies which have signed up to the skills pledge in the New Year. The pledge fulfils a key recommendation made in the Leitch Rev More...10 January 2008 14:30
Human resources news and analysis including:
A missed opportunity for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to work with China - one of the fastest growing countries in the world
Speculation that Jackie Orme, the ne More...07 December 2007 15:56
The UK could offer vocational training to Indian workers according to high commissioner to India Richard Stagg .
He said the offer will to be made during prime minister Gordon Brown's visit to India on 21 January 2008 for the fourth India-UK More...06 December 2007 11:11
Training in the booming Indian retail sector was given a boost this week as Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) signed an agreement with British organisation, Skillsmart Retail, to offer a retail training scheme.
The three-year collaboration will More...06 December 2007 10:05
Human resources news and analysis including:
Employer opinion on the Leitch Review of Skills one year since it was published
The latest news from the CBI conference, including the role of HR in forthcoming Labour policy
Office Christmas par More...30 November 2007 17:25
The spectre of mandatory training of all staff is looming larger after the organisation behind the Train to Gain scheme admitted it would miss its Level 2 targets by as much as two years. The free skills brokerage service is crucial to the government More...30 October 2007 08:00
Louisa Peacock presents the latest human resources news.
This week we bring you a taste of what’s making the headlines in HR, including a councillor who got into trouble over Christmas shopping, latest news from the disability employer Rem More...26 October 2007 14:16
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has thrown a lifeline to the National Construction College's flagship Bircham Newton training centre after it pledged to provide £17m in capital funding to keep the facility afloat. The decision follows months of More...16 October 2007 10:00
Change management training has become a staple item in the learning and development diet. But how can it be made as effective as possible? Change is rapidly becoming the new status quo. Where a company used to introduce a major change programme every More...16 October 2007 00:00