A sector skills council for financial services has been threatened with closure after failing to reach the required standards during a licensing review. In July last year the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) announced that all 25 sect More...12 May 2009 13:41
Train to Gain has run out of money to help employers train staff and take on apprentices in some parts of the country, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has claimed. The employer's body said the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) had been left in More...12 May 2009 10:42
McDonald's' HR chief hopes the burger chain will "one day" offer a PhD in restaurant management to existing staff. Courses equivalent to university degrees are also on David Fairhurst's wish-list, it has emerged, after the firm attracted 2,500 staff More...11 May 2009 12:26
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will cut 15% of HR jobs over the next three years as part of a transformation project to make the function more efficient, Personnel Today has learned.
James Chalmers, head of strategy and talent at professional servi More...07 May 2009 14:23
A government pledge to recruit 13,000 maths teachers for primary schools will not be met for another 10 years, MPs have warned. A Public Accounts Committee study, published today, called on the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to More...07 May 2009 11:44
Government plans to offer graduates £20,000 to take up a career in social care will not go far enough to ease the sector's recruitment crisis, experts have warned. Later this month the Department of Health will launch a pilot 'national management tr More...05 May 2009 10:59
The trade union Unite has warned the finance industry to stop shedding jobs as it will lead to a long-term crisis in the banking sector. The country's biggest union is concerned that workers in banks and insurance companies face ongoing uncertainty More...05 May 2009 10:09
Public sector employers have been given advice on how they can provide more training and apprenticeships through the publicly funded contracts they offer. A guide, published by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) last week, suggests how to writ More...20 April 2009 00:36
A direct subsidy scheme for businesses to help them bring new apprentices into the workplace is likely to be announced in next week's Budget, accountants have claimed. Alongside several measures aimed at giving help to struggling employers being forc More...16 April 2009 09:58
The Home Office has denied allegations that its extension of the Workers' Registration Scheme (WRS) last week was a "last-minute" decision. Tough restrictions on Eastern European migrants travelling to the UK were renewed for two more years to preve More...14 April 2009 16:05
New recruits to the nuclear safety watchdog need to be offered 25% more than they currently are to beat staff shortages, an energy expert has recommended.
Tim Stone, a government energy adviser, has warned that the Nuclear Installations Inspector More...14 April 2009 13:42
Train to Gain is in danger of running out of money this year following the recent surge in employer demand for the service, it has emerged. After a slow start to the government's flagship skills brokerage service, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC More...09 April 2009 10:19
Until the beginning of this month, recruitment agencies did not need to charge VAT on the wages of temporary workers when they were supplying organisations such as banks, charities and education providers. The government's decision to remove t More...02 April 2009 10:47
Sacked car workers are continuing to stage a sit-in in a factory in Belfast, following shock factory closures and job cuts.
Angry employees of car components firm Visteon UK refused to leave plants in Belfast yesterday after the firm announced it wa More...02 April 2009 09:33
A 'protest specialist' HR chief has landed a £100,000 contract to placate angry rioters expected at the G20 summit in London this week.
Jay Okè, the former HR director at a major City institution, was parachuted in by Downing Street More...01 April 2009 00:00
Gordon Brown and the G20 must work together to avoid a "global skills crunch", the CIPD has said ahead of tomorrow's meeting in London.
In Message from Management , the institute has urged leaders to ignore short-term approaches to job creation a More...31 March 2009 10:41
Hotel and restaurant chain Whitbread will create 1,000 new jobs in 2009 as well as launching a new apprenticeship scheme. The group plans to open aboutd 12 new hotels, four restaurants and over 100 Costa Coffee shops. The apprenticeship programme More...26 March 2009 14:50
Ofsted has praised the TUC's learning and skills service for its partnership between employers and trade unions. U-Net, which was used by 1,200 people in 2007 and 2008, also improved its success rates for black and Asian learners, the education watch More...26 March 2009 13:45
Chief executives are not allowing talent management to take a back seat during the recession, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has insisted . Challenging a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which revealed that workfor More...24 March 2009 16:24
Workforce skills are no longer the primary challenge facing chief executives in 2008 - the issue has fallen to seventh place this year. The 12th annual global survey of business leaders by professional services firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) fo More...23 March 2009 11:12