Career development

Ethnic minorities more likely to be overlooked for jobs and pay rises

One in three black and minority ethnic workers claim to have been unfairly turned down for a job, according to the TUC.

How to be more inclusive of staff with ADHD

5 Mar 2021

People with ADHD often report having difficulty prioritising work tasks or remaining focused when reading or writing. Katherine Kindersley explains how organisations should support them.

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Staff encouraged to spend an hour per week learning

7 Jan 2021

Major employers and L&D providers including Cisco, Lloyds Bank, LinkedIn Learning and The Open University have backed a campaign that...

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Sturgeon’s apprenticeship funding pledge leads the way – England must follow

23 Dec 2020

There needs to be a step-change in the way England approaches incentivising apprenticeships, argues Helen Booth.

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How informal, ad-hoc learning can still happen remotely

20 Nov 2020

A common concern of remote working has been the impact it’s having on informal learning, the knowledge staff receive through...

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Union warns of post-pandemic head teacher ‘exodus’

18 Nov 2020

An education union has warned of a post-Covid exodus of head teachers, with almost half who responded to a survey...

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More than one million low paid workers don’t qualify for Lifetime Skills Guarantee

16 Nov 2020

1.4 million workers would not be able to join scheme because it is only open to people without a level 3 qualification.

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Collaboration is key for post-Covid skills challenge

3 Nov 2020

Financial support has been a lifeline for many employers as a way to avoid potential redundancy. But training is going...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Talent Management Award shortlist

26 Oct 2020

We continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards 2020 by taking a closer look at the organisations shortlisted for...

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Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

19 Oct 2020

Tesco, Arla Foods and Tata Steel are among employers backing a campaign to persuade the government to rethink plans to scrap the Union Learning Fund.

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Lack of face-to-face learning and networking could damage careers

16 Oct 2020

The loss of face-to-face interaction at work due to the pandemic could harm young professionals’ careers, according to CEMS, a...

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Volunteer projects ‘better for skills development than another training course’

18 Sep 2020

Half of employees want to use their professional skills on volunteer projects.

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Is it time to rip up the learning and development rulebook?

8 Sep 2020

Leaders have a unique opportunity to question how things have been done in the past and create new organisational norms....

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Majority of female STEM recruits expect to see gender pay gap report

26 Aug 2020

Almost two-thirds of female students in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) would expect to read a prospective employer’s...

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We must harness technology to tackle unemployment

26 Jun 2020

With jobseekers facing uncertainty from a potential recession and increased automation, Ksenia Zheltoukhova argues that we must harness – rather...

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