Skills shortages

Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship...

Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

28 Feb 2018

The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access...

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Corbyn puts jobs and skills at heart of new Labour Brexit policy

26 Feb 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has shifted the party’s stance on Brexit, spelling out how a Government under him would ensure...

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Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

22 Feb 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration...

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Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

19 Feb 2018

The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the...

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Gender equality reduces number of women in STEM

15 Feb 2018

Women are less likely to take degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) if they live in countries with...

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Boom in agency worker use over last five years

12 Feb 2018

Four in 10 (43%) organisations increased their use of agency workers over the last five years as they struggled to...

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Personnel Today turns 30: Highlights from our first issue

9 Feb 2018

Did you work in human resources in the 1980s? Or perhaps you worked in personnel? We mark the 30th anniversary...

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Half of managers do not plan to use apprenticeship levy fund

6 Feb 2018

Almost half (49%) of managers have said they would not use their training fund available through apprenticeship levy, with many...

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Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

6 Feb 2018

Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.

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Apprenticeship take-up continues to decline

25 Jan 2018

The number of apprenticeships started in the first quarter of the academic year fell by 26.5%, following introduction of the...

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Skills gaps will hamper growth in 2018 say most employers

19 Dec 2017

Four-fifths of companies worry that they will not be able to fill skills gaps in the coming year, according to...

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EU citizens’ rights confirmed in Brexit agreement

8 Dec 2017

EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa will have their rights to live, work and study protected it...

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New careers advice strategy unveiled by Government

4 Dec 2017

The Government has promised that every school and college in the country will have a dedicated careers leader in place...

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How to inspire your people in a market ruled by Brexit

29 Nov 2017

Despite the political uncertainty of Brexit, many businesses face increased demand for their products and services, but struggle to find...

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