The popularity of computer games has grown exponentially. Games are no longer just for teenage boys - a much wider demographic now spends significant time playing them. As gaming begins to permeate the workplace, Ben Betts asks if play really More...14 May 2013 09:35
Thursday 16 May 2013 14.00 BST In this Personnel Today webinar, in association with Hay Group, consultant Melody Moore shares research on the state of leadership today in the UK, Europe and around the world, the effect leadership has on teams and More...06 May 2013 10:09
It's easy to underestimate the risks that can come with working with vibrating power tools on a daily basis. Occupational health adviser Bruce Ormiston looks at what OH professionals need to know. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), e More...01 May 2013 00:01
Almost two-thirds (65%) of UK CEOs have said that a lack of skills is hampering the growth prospects of their organisations, according to a report published today. The global survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, carried out by consulting firm Pricewa More...29 April 2013 00:00
UK employers are currently failing to realise the potential of technology in developing their workforces and are missing out on the benefits it offers, according to the results of a survey published today. The research, carried out by the Chartered I More...24 April 2013 14:42
While research suggests that many people still believe apprenticeships are more appropriate for blue-collar roles, PricewaterhouseCoopers' Gaenor Bagley argues that service-focused apprenticeships could be the boost the economy needs.
There was mix More...12 April 2013 11:46
As HR software systems improve, so does HR's ability to use data more effectively. Martin Couzins reports from HR Tech's Spring Warm-Up in London. HR already sits on a lot of employee and business data, but it is the growth of this data that will pre More...04 April 2013 15:08
Occupational health nurse adviser Diane Romano-Woodward gives an overview of the legislation and best practice surrounding the use of sharps in occupational health practice.
Within OH practice, sharps are used for many reasons. Vaccinations are give More...01 April 2013 00:01
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
Employers must be given incentives to encourage high-quality apprenticeships, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) today . The report follows the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 11 March, at the start o More...15 March 2013 11:16
The rise in UK employers' use of low-skilled migrant labour from the European Union (EU) is not simply due to factors such as work ethic or skills, and is instead related to a number of "unintentional recruitment factors", according to the Chartered Ins More...14 March 2013 15:15
Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
One of the key findings of the Richard Review was that many employers hesitate to employ apprentices bec More...14 March 2013 11:04
Between 2013-22, 3.8 million people will complete an apprenticeship, creating a £3.4 billion boost to the economy and an increase in business productivity ranging from between £268 and £414 per week, a research study has shown.
Acco More...11 March 2013 13:30
Careers advice should set out to challenge misconceptions about apprenticeships and promote them as a viable alternative to university education, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said.
The CIPD's call was in response t More...11 March 2013 12:02
Lone workers can face risks those in an office environment may not even think about. Walter Brennan explains how to evaluate these and handle them effectively. As with any other form of work, employers are expected to undertake a risk assessment befo More...01 March 2013 00:01
More than a quarter of a million people submitted an apprenticeship application online between November 2012 and January 2013, representing a 41% increase on the previous year, according to the latest figures from the National Apprenticeship Service (NA More...28 February 2013 10:32
It has brought Elvis and Sinatra back to life, but can holographic video work for internal communications and training? When the late rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" at last year's Coachella music festival in the US, the audience could barely More...14 February 2013 16:53
Contracts are an important business tool and most OH practitioners will need to deal with them as part of their day-to-day practice. Susanna Everton gives an overview of the important points you need to know.
Occupational health practitioners will More...01 February 2013 00:01
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