Career development

Conservative voters more confident about career prospects

People who feel “politically homeless” have lower job confidence than those who identify with a particular political party, and Conservative...

BridgeCon Europe: The role of L&D in creating ‘purposeful’ work

25 Nov 2019

The idea that employees value work that offers them a sense of “purpose”, and the importance of offering work that...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Another round for Mitchells & Butlers with second L&D Team award

20 Nov 2019

Pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers bagged the Learning & Development Team of the Year Award for the second...

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Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Boots failed to provide equipment for employee with hearing impairment

6 Nov 2019

An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...

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Retraining service expanded into new regions

16 Oct 2019

The government has expanded access to its Get Help to Retrain service, which is designed to support the reskilling of...

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Quarter of employers ‘let down’ by apprenticeship providers

13 Sep 2019

A quarter of HR and L&D managers have been let down by their apprenticeship training provider.

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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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hesitancy

How tackling hesitancy could solve the gender diversity challenge

4 Jul 2019

The launch of the government’s Gender Equality Roadmap this week re-emphasised the role employers have in in reducing the inequality...

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Temporary workers missing out on skills development

1 Jul 2019

Almost one million temporary workers are being excluded from skills development opportunities because of a poorly-designed apprenticeships system, the Recruitment...

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learning in busy environments

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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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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