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
The skills council for the nuclear, oil and gas and chemicals sectors will push ahead with a skills passport scheme, despite the failings of similar initiatives.
Cogent is to launch a pilot scheme in June with a target of issuing 2,000 passports to More...12 February 2008 09:29
The world's workplaces are filling with a healthy stream of graduates. India and China between them produce five million every year for example. By comparison, in terms of the proportion of the population with 'higher skills', qualifications at degree l More...11 February 2008 12:13
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
Skillsmart Retail has called for employers to invest in management training to stay competitive, following suggestions that the number of people working in the sector is set to fall.
Richard Hyman, managing director of retail think tank Verdi More...06 February 2008 10:10
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
Skillsmart Retail, the sector skills council for retail has appointed Anne Seaman as chief executive, filling a slot that has been vacant for some time. Seaman said she will focus on engaging more employers to work alongside the sector skills cou More...28 January 2008 10:43
Nick Mitchell, newly appointed chairman of GoSkills, the sector skills council (SSC) for passenger transport, has made gaining re-licensing his top priority . From April, the new Commission for Employment and Skills will take responsibility for ove More...21 January 2008 09:56
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
Transport firms are missing out on millions of pounds of government funding for staff training, according to Skills for Logistics. The organisation has launched a campaign to raise awareness about a £720m package that is available to a variety of in More...18 January 2008 09:14
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC), the sector skills council for the financial services sector, has appointed Roy Leighton as its new chairman.
Leighton, a member of the Chancellor's High Level Group, takes over from Stuart Bernau, reta More...17 January 2008 15:59
Skills secretary John Denham has conceded the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills will have no excuses if it does not meet the targets set out in the Leitch Review . Denham told MPs on the Innovation, Universities and S More...17 January 2008 10:19
News and analysis in the human resources sector including: a look at the possible establishment of a new diversity association shocking statistics on the number of equal pay claims lodged and brain training and how it should - or perhaps should More...11 January 2008 15:29
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
The Nursing and Midwifery Council's reforms are threatening the future competence of OH nurse practitioners. Nic Paton reports. More...02 January 2008 08:00
Human resources news and analysis including:
Latest HR news and analysis including:
some interesting predictions regarding the career path of the new HR recruit
a growing trend in making money out of your hobbies
a look at the new Commis More...14 December 2007 11:41
Stonham , the country’s largest provider of housing and support for vulnerable people, has produced “Gender on the Agenda”, an interactive CD for the construction industry, full of useful information for managers and HR professionals, to enable them More...14 December 2007 09:52
A leading motor industry association has pledged to double the number of apprenticeships in the sector, following research showing that 120,000 skilled workers were needed within the next decade to prevent a major skills crisis. The Institu More...12 December 2007 11:19
The government has revealed the 20 commissioners who will be members of the new UK Commission for Employment and Skills (CES). The members include a broad range of representation from the private, public and third sectors, and from trade unions. Th More...11 December 2007 13:00
More small construction companies should be able to offer free training to staff next year if Parliament agrees to raise the training levy paid by building firms. A Bill to raise the threshold at which construction firms pay a training levy wil More...06 December 2007 10:59