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.
Dr Armstrong will be chairing the 12th Annual Employee Engagement Summit in March. Here she
suggests the three key reasons why organisations may be getting it wrong when it comes to engagement.
The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.
Staff churn is a costly exercise and disruptive to business and customer service. Employee desire to change jobs can be due to a number of complex factors but there is no doubt that learning opportunities ranging from vocational skills through to soft skills such as language and communications competencies can help to create and maintain employee loyalty and drive richer career development opportunities throughout the organisation.
Learning and development (L & D) and embedding service excellence into your organisation aren’t rocket science. However, it’s surprising how many businesses still aren’t even getting the basics right whilst ignoring the ‘easy wins’ that cost little or nothing at all. This guide will help you to get your people to where you need them to be – competently and enthusiastically delivering first-class customer service.
Schools in New York are starting to drop desks from the classroom and move to a more open plan style of learning. Elementary (or primary schools) in Hastings, New York, are removing desks and instead are opting to create flexible learning spaces, free of the constraints of a wooden desk and a uncomfortable chair.
UK adults are turning to online learning platforms to give themselves an edge as they strive to stay competitive in a fast-paced job market and juggle increasingly busy lifestyles.