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Students opt for technology and business over arts subjects

4 Feb 2021

Computing, medicine and engineering subjects continue to gain popularity for students, university entry figures have revealed.

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Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

22 Jan 2021

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

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Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

21 Jan 2021

Unilever has set out wide-ranging plans to improve equality and access to skills in bid to benefit society internationally.

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Skills for Jobs white paper: employers to have key skills role

21 Jan 2021

Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the government has pledged.

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Leaders will show their softer side post-Covid, research claims

18 Jan 2021

A softer, more humane approach to leadership will offer greater value in a post-Covid world, according to research from management...

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EasyJet crew to be trained to deliver vaccines

13 Jan 2021

EasyJet cabin crew who are on furlough will be trained to administer coronavirus vaccines as the government rolls-out mass vaccination...

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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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Green revolution poses threat to jobs in least prosperous regions

5 Jan 2021

The UK’s least prosperous regions face the greatest potential disruption to jobs as it moves towards delivering net zero emissions...

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Vaccine volunteers face “overload of bureaucracy” to support roll-out

4 Jan 2021

Medical professionals such as dentists say they have been unable to offer support to administer coronavirus vaccines due to an...

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The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: do we have the skills?

30 Dec 2020

Individuals' adaptability and employers' understanding of the ‘inventory of skills’ held by employees will be crucial if the economy is to thrive.

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How to influence emotions to get the best from employees

28 Dec 2020

The ability to forge effective working relationships is more important than ever, with remote working now normal for many as a result of the pandemic.

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6 steps to creating a culture of engaged learning

23 Dec 2020

Engagement, which can be encouraged by producing consumer-like experiences, is a vital ingredient of successful learning.

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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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Why bitesize learning works for Burton’s Biscuit Company

18 Dec 2020

A change in management and the need to deliver more courses online led to the creation of a new learning...

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Take your cue: how signs can bring the joy back to Zoom meetings

18 Dec 2020

Ever zoned out during a Zoom? Found yourself inadvertently butting in and interrupting others or being spoken over constantly?
These...

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