A new raft of vocational qualifications in food manufacturing is set to be unveiled to employers by Improve, the sector’s skills council . Improve will launch its framework for National Vocational Qualifications and Scottish Vocational Qualifica More...14 May 2007 08:17
A training programme and qualification initiative for fundraisers will launch this month. Claiming to offer the first entry-level training programme and qualification for fundraisers, Fundraising Academy aims to provide training for people looking More...09 May 2007 14:39
The medical and teaching professions top the list of preferred career choices British parents wish for their children, while construction employment trails in comparison, research has found. A survey conducted by ConstructionSkills , questioning 600 More...26 April 2007 09:56
British companies should have the power to award their own nationally recognised qualifications to employees, according to the CBI . The employers' organisation believes that employees are being wrongly labelled as 'low-skilled' because the nati More...23 April 2007 15:39
The g overnment has promised to ensure more than 475,000 public services employees in 19 departments will have basic skills and a level two qualification. Sir Gus O’Donnell , cabinet secretary and head of the Civil Service, was joined by More...18 April 2007 14:00
There are more options available than you'd think when it comes to postgraduate study in HR. Kirstie Redford outlines a selection of courses on the market. More...10 April 2007 08:00
With the entries whittled down to half a dozen, the Henley team of judges felt that one applicant stood out. More...10 April 2007 08:00
Since leaving university I have gained five years' experience in recruitment-based roles, as well as my CIPD qualification.
I have tried to extend my experience into generalist areas of HR, but I have taken this as far as I can in my current compan More...27 March 2007 00:00
Henley Management College has launched a new MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management , which aims to help HR managers operate at a strategic level within their organisations. The programme has been introduced on the back of research carrie More...14 March 2007 10:49
Staff at BT Global Services are set to benefit from an internally developed course designed to offer business-focused, work-based higher education. The telecoms giant has teamed up with the University of Sunderland to offer a foundation degre More...08 March 2007 18:31
The growing acceptance that National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs ) can be as important as BTEC diplomas or A-levels has been confirmed after Ucas - the organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK univ More...01 March 2007 10:24
Bailiffs and other enforcement agents will be regulated more strictly under new laws announced this week. The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill creates a national framework to regulate all enforcement agents, including bailiffs, who are More...23 February 2007 13:00
More than 1.6 million people have gained basic skills qualifications through the government's Skills for Life strategy, official figures have revealed. Skills for Life provides free literacy, language and numeracy tuition for adults in England More...21 February 2007 08:40
I am assuming the person who ranted about 'not recognising qualifications' (Have a rant, Personnel Today , 23 January) has not long been in the role, yet they are expecting a pay increase because they have achieved a Masters degree. News flash: It More...13 February 2007 00:00
Chancellor Gordon Brown and education secretary Alan Johnson have called on all employers to sign up to a ‘skills pledge’ to ensure that all workers reach a level equivalent to five good GCSEs.
The pledge follows Lord Leitch’s report into skills i More...12 February 2007 11:29
A new £14m national academy to raise manufacturing skills is to be launched today by the government.
Trade and industry secretary Alistair Darling will call for a 'national mission' to lift skills levels to compete with the growing economic powe More...25 January 2007 11:30
I am furious with the short-sightedness of my HR department in not recognising a major business qualification.
I was recruited into an organisational development post while completing the final six months of an MSc in Strategic Leadership. The organ More...23 January 2007 00:00
Five hundred secondary schools in England did not meet the government's minimum target for GCSE attainment, the annual performance tables show.
The results show that, across the country, 45.8% of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 of t More...11 January 2007 10:16
The number of graduates finding managerial roles in the commercial, industrial and public sector six months after graduation has fallen, according to research.
The What Do Graduates Do? 2007 report showed a decrease in the number of gradu More...03 January 2007 12:18
A third of recent graduates believe they chose the wrong degree course but most feel that their time at university has significantly improved their life skills, according to research.
One in five employees who graduated in 2005 said they should have More...18 December 2006 11:37