Career development

Quarter of employers ‘let down’ by apprenticeship providers

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

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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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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