Training strategies

Why apprenticeship levy payers must ‘use it or lose it’

Some £52m in apprenticeship levy funds went unspent in 2019, despite there being an option for employers to transfer up...

Firms ‘underutilising’ employees existing skills, report suggests

25 Feb 2020

Six in 10 workers think their skills are underutilised at least half of the time.

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Employers let millions in apprenticeship levy funding expire

19 Feb 2020

About a quarter of the money made available for apprenticeship training has been relinquished back to the government, suggesting that...

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Four ways to empower teams and unlock potential

10 Feb 2020

Finding the right workplace culture where teams and individuals feel free to experiment and take action doesn’t necessarily come naturally...

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The power of celebration: driving change with the Princess Royal Training Awards

30 Jan 2020

PROMOTED | Major societal shifts like globalisation and digitisation are transforming the world as we know it...

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City firms ‘must coordinate skills development to avoid talent shortages’

28 Jan 2020

Every role in the financial services sector will be affected by automation and...

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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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‘Fake apprenticeships’ are turning training system into a farce

3 Jan 2020

The UK's training system is becoming farcical with a levy system spiralling out of financial control - we need to learn from apprenticeships in Europe, claims report.

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L&D complacency risks UK firms’ competitiveness with global counterparts

27 Nov 2019

Employers in the UK risk losing talent to organisations in emerging economies if they do not increase investment in learning...

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BridgeCon Europe: The role of L&D in creating ‘purposeful’ work

25 Nov 2019

The idea that employees value work that offers them a sense of “purpose”, and the importance of offering work that...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Another round for Mitchells & Butlers with second L&D Team award

20 Nov 2019

Pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers bagged the Learning & Development Team of the Year Award for the second...

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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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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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Organisations need more ‘connector’ managers to succeed

18 Sep 2019

Almost half (45%) of managers lack the confidence to help employees acquire the skills they need, according to analyst firm...

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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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