The biggest barrier to British adults continuing their education is cost, with more than a third saying they’re unable to afford to study, while almost a fifth say they don’t have time.
The pace of change is faster and more noticeable than ever and organizations are scrambling to adapt and evolve.
Over the past few hundred years, our world has experienced three different industrial revolutions—the first driven by the use of steam, followed by electricity, and then information technology. Now there’s another revolution upon us, and its most marked characteristic is the dizzying speed of innovation.
Graduates have long been a reliable source of entry level recruits to ensure steady future talent pipelines. But in an increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment, HR leaders are going back to the drawing board when it comes to connecting with early in careers candidates.
HR managers and recruiters are putting their employers at risk of penalties of up to £17.5 million (€20 million) under imminent data protection regulations by failing to destroy sensitive data contained within job applicants’ CVs.
It is too early in AI’s evolution to understand its true potential or how quickly it will have a fundamental impact on our lives, but there is doubt that over the next few years, business, home and schooling will be completely different with AI on the scene.
Over 3000 higher and degree apprenticeships have been announced, giving individuals a wider choice of options for entering higher education in 2018, widening access to the professions and higher level technical skills.
Organisations need to create a culture that makes people give their best, but many fail to do this as they assume such a culture already exists. How can organisations change this?
St Andrew’s are committed to ensuring all its staff are supported in their individual career paths. David Anthony discusses the measures put in place to ensure that talent is successful within the organisation.
A quarter of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, affecting their readiness to return to work, according to new research.
McDonald’s faces its first strike since it opened in the UK in 1974, with workers at branches in Cambridge and Crayford staging strikes in a row over the use of zero-hours contracts and ‘inexplicably’ low pay.
The skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing, according to research from The Open University.
There are many documented ways to support early career development: apprenticeship, internship and learning and development programmes are some of the most popular options for employers.
The UK’s skills crisis has been laid bare as a new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures
Apprenticeships are fundamentally about combining working, learning, and earning. For young people this is an attractive combination, and this should be the case for employers too. It’s encouraging to see so many businesses already on board with Apprenticeships – understanding their value and impact – but there are still some that are yet to experience their benefits.