Training delivery

Virtual reality training helps Jobcentre staff experience sight loss

Jobcentre Plus has introduced a virtual reality training programme to help staff better understand and support the needs of jobseekers...

Workers optimistic about automation but demand more training

16 Sep 2019

More than two-thirds of UK workers think technological changes will increase demand for human work over the next three years...

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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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Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

10 Sep 2019

Employees that can’t access training get trapped under a ‘skills ceiling’ that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a...

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apprenticeship target missed

Three million apprenticeship starts target will be missed

27 Jun 2019

The government will miss its target of getting three million apprenticeship starts by 2020, the education secretary has conceded.

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Employees struggle to find L&D opportunities effective, report finds

26 Jun 2019

Only 13% of employees believe the learning opportunities they’ve been given over the past year have been very effective.

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Staffline shares slump following six-year minimum wage underpayment

18 Jun 2019

Staffline, one of the biggest recruitment and training agencies in the UK, has seen its shares tumble after PwC delayed...

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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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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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Sephora and racial profiling: what can a single training day achieve?

7 Jun 2019

The beauty retailer closed its US stores to deliver diversity training after an incident of racial profiling.

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MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

22 May 2019

MPs have strongly criticised the government’s apprenticeship programme, in particular its focus on higher level placements and failure to meet the needs of smaller employers.

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Workplace training mainly benefits the better qualified

9 May 2019

Employees with higher levels of education, women, younger employees and people with mid-range skills are the chief beneficiaries of training at work, a new ONS study has shown.

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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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UK must act to boost skills or face ‘perfect storm’ of decline

11 Mar 2019

Cuts in public funding for adult skills and falling employer investment has led to the UK's skills base lagging behind that of comparable countries.

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Business training management

‘Use the apprenticeship levy to improve management’ – Cary Cooper

8 Mar 2019

Improving the UK’s poor management performance is the definitive way to fix the economy, says organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary...

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