Career development

learning in busy environments

Integrate learning into jobs, say L&D experts

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

predictive analytics

Could predictive algorithms boost staff productivity?

14 Jun 2019

Researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that predicts career peaks, but what affect would this have on employee productivity...

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mentoring

Mentoring gap opens up between demand and provision

10 Jun 2019

Only 13% workers in the UK have a mentor despite employees highly valuing mentoring opportunities.

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Succession planning: how professional services firms can avoid talent drain

5 Jun 2019

Almost all organisations have felt the effects of record employment on recruitment, which is why supporting existing staff to move...

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How on-the-job training can accelerate school leavers’ career progression

3 Jun 2019

While university is a popular choice for school leavers, well-paid vocational alternatives can also help jump start a successful career,...

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How can HR teams earn a place at board level?

30 May 2019

If people are an organisation’s most important asset, then shouldn’t HR teams have a voice at senior level? Robert Hicks...

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Lifelong learning provision is inadequate, claims Lords committee

25 Apr 2019

The government must rethink its approach to lifelong learning and ensure that it educates younger people for longer working lives,...

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Few businesses find tech investment improves learning outcomes

3 Apr 2019

The growing use of AI in learning and development has not resulted in significant improvements in people's productivity and work quality according to new research.

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Tesco boss: Apprenticeship levy is too inflexible

29 Mar 2019

The CEO of the UK’s largest retailer has slammed the apprenticeship levy for being too inflexible and “open to abuse”.

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Business leaders’ top concern is moving to a hybrid AI-human workforce

21 Mar 2019

Two-thirds of business leaders fear that their organisation could become irrelevant if they fail to move to a “hybrid” workforce....

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Do we need to get ‘soft’ on training?

19 Feb 2019

Digital upskilling has been a focus for many employers as they try to keep pace with developments in technology. But...

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Part-time parents missing out on promotion

4 Feb 2019

Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.

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More than nine in 10 want more flexibility on apprenticeship spending

10 Jan 2019

Nine out of 10 (92%) employers want more flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy allowance, with some...

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Employees rate learning and development over salary

2 Jan 2019

Workers place more value on learning and development than on salary, with 80% wanting to keep learning and challenging themselves...

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Vintage year for Mitchells & Butlers L&D Team at Personnel Today Awards

21 Nov 2018

Pub and restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers won Learning & Development Team of the Year at tonight’s 2018 Personnel Today...

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