Training needs analysis

Three in 10 miss out on learning while hybrid working

A survey finds 29% don’t receive training to support their professional development while working in a ‘hybrid’ environment.

One in four firms face shortage in basic digital skills

22 Mar 2021

A report has identified a significant gap in digital skills capabilities and employers' demand for them,

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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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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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Civil service unconscious bias training to be scrapped

15 Dec 2020

Government departments have been ordered to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants after a study found no evidence of...

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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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National strategy needed to ramp up digital skills in manufacturing

2 Nov 2020

Nine in 10 manufacturers have benefitted from adopting digital processes during the pandemic, but the majority are worried the education...

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‘Employer hubs’ at colleges could help meet skills needs

29 Oct 2020

The UK’s skills gap could be tackled by creating sector specialist ‘employer hubs’ at local colleges.

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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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