Skills shortages

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Technical qualifications to be revamped to boost uptake

Level 4 and 5 qualifications are to become Higher Technical Qualifications under new proposals.

Post-Brexit regional skills funding under threat

5 Jul 2019

Regions of the UK are at risk of losing out on £2.1 billion of funding per year, which includes subsidies...

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How Philip Morris International’s workforce adapted to deliver new a strategy

27 Jun 2019

When Philip Morris International wanted stop making the product that made it what it is today, it needed to ensure its staff were on board.

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Integrate learning into jobs, say L&D experts

17 Jun 2019

Learning will need to be better integrated into employees' daily tasks, especially in busy environments: a key message from the Festival of Work

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Festival of Work: Why job automation is an opportunity, not a threat

14 Jun 2019

The implications of job automation was hotly debated by speakers at the CIPD's Festival of Work this week, where Gary Kasparov was among the key speakers

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Expand shortage occupation list to meet skills needs

29 May 2019

The shortage occupation list should be expanded to allow more migrant workers to fill a wider range of health, IT...

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More firms commit to employing ex-offenders

28 May 2019

An additional 230 organisations – including Greene King and Pret A Manger – have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the...

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Unemployment lowest since 1974 as candidate shortages bite

14 May 2019

The unemployment rate in Britain has fallen to the lowest rate since 1974, with just over a third of those...

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‘Gender-neutral’ ads to encourage female STEM apprentices

14 May 2019

The government is to consider using “gender-neutral language” in apprenticeship standards to ensure women are not deterred from training for...

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Graduates

Overeducation blights careers across UK

29 Apr 2019

New data released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for the jobs they are doing.

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Reliance on agency workers increases as confidence in economy drops

24 Apr 2019

UK employers are increasingly likely to hire agency workers amid continuing falls in confidence in the economy, according to the...

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How to get ahead in the labour market race

9 Apr 2019

Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight...

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How progressive firms look to beat the skills gap

4 Apr 2019

Fluid work practices, flexibility and agile reward schemes are the chosen route to beating the skills gap for a growing number of forward-looking businesses, according to a new study.

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New flexibility in immigration rules allays skills gap fears

2 Apr 2019

Given the Brexit crisis there are few certainties about future immigration rules but for Claire Nilson and Hodon Buraleh, there were encouraging signs in Philip Hammond's...

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How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

28 Mar 2019

Workforce planning in today’s chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent...

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