Training needs analysis

Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

Banish courses and rethink L&D – World of Learning 2019

17 Oct 2019

It’s time to rethink learning and development, to wean professionals off their addiction to courses and to start aligning learning...

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Retraining service expanded into new regions

16 Oct 2019

The government has expanded access to its Get Help to Retrain service, which is designed to support the reskilling of...

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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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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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Future skills framework to be developed

14 Aug 2019

A framework for “essential” skills – such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving – will be developed by a new task...

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Think tank urges retraining pledge as automation transforms communities

3 Jul 2019

A report from right-leaning think tank Onward has urged the next prime minister to introduce a retraining tax credit to...

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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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Two in five employers train existing staff to fill jobs

13 May 2019

Forty-three per cent of employers are upskilling existing staff to plug hard-to-fill vacancies and a similar proportion (41%) say it has become more difficult to recruit in the past year.

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Future jobs will require the human touch, says Amber Rudd

10 May 2019

More automation will allow employers to offer roles that require distinct “human sensibilities” and allow workers to be more creative

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‘Premium’ should be paid for high-value apprenticeships

27 Mar 2019

Employers that offer “high value” apprenticeships should receive “premiums” from the government to encourage schemes that facilitate higher average wage...

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L&D budgets grow to facilitate future skills needs

26 Feb 2019

Learning and development teams expect to play a more strategic role in workforce planning this year, with the “decreasing shelf-life...

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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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More than nine in 10 want more flexibility on apprenticeship spending

10 Jan 2019

Nine out of 10 (92%) employers want more flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy allowance, with some...

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HR must be more involved in digital transformation plans

28 Nov 2018

Digital transformation in many organisations is being held back because of a failure to develop employee skills and an over-reliance...

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