Training strategies

Why critics of the apprenticeship levy should back off

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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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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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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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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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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Apprenticeship levy underpayment investigations more than double

25 Mar 2019

The number of organisations being pursued by HMRC for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, as...

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