Training policies

Staff to require terror response training under proposed law

Staff at public venues could be required to learn how they should respond to acts of terrorism under a new...

Why critics of the apprenticeship levy should back off

16 Jan 2020

Critics of the apprenticeship levy need to understand the system is still new and employers are exploring what works.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Fresh Direct delivers Talent Management Award

20 Nov 2019

Short-listed organisations that have adopted a particularly proactive and imaginative approach to talent management.

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Lib Dems pledge £10,000 ‘skills wallet’ for all adults

11 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a £10,000 “skills wallet” for all adults to help fund learning and training over the...

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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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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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Apprenticeships increase fails to mask downward trend

24 Jan 2019

Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year have risen in relation to figures reported at this...

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Minister proposes military-style college for prison governors

17 Aug 2018

Prisons minister Rory Stewart has called for military involvement in improving the leadership and management skills of prison governors, a...

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A quarter of workers receive almost no workplace training, finds TUC

4 Nov 2017

Almost a quarter of workers are offered no training at their workplace other than a new starter induction, according to...

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Low take-up of right to make training requests

24 Oct 2017

Take-up of the right to make requests in relation to study or training has been low and has not facilitated...

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Tribunal watch: Intensive training requirement led to sex discrimination judgment

27 Apr 2015

An employment tribunal has held that a female police officer who was required to attend an intensive firearms training course...

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If an employer deducts the cost of traing from a departing employee's pay, can it fall foul of the national minimum wage regulations?

National minimum wage: deduction for repayment of training fees

11 Mar 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered that national minimum wage legislation is not breached...

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Government rules out right to request training in SMEs

8 Jul 2011

The Government has ruled out extending the right for employees to make requests in relation to study or training to small and medium-sized...

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Right to request training ‘irrelevant’ to most HR professionals

6 Jul 2011

Legislation that allows employees in companies with more than 250 members of staff to make requests in relation to training...

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Employers continue to cut training spend

1 Apr 2011

Funding for learning and development has continued to take a hit as employer budgets feel the squeeze, according to the...

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