Survey of nearly 2,000 workers finds over-50s not being trained in skills needed for the digital economy
To boost growth, productivity and earnings, the UK should encourage lifelong learning among adults and promote better skills utilisation, according to a new OECD report.
Adapt or die, isn’t that the old adage? While it may sound dramatic, it’s the new reality HR practitioners face in an uncertain business climate.
Effective client relationships fundamentally determine the success or failure of any professional services firm or business-to-business company. All this creates a new challenge for HR: how can you help the client relationship managers in your organisation to succeed?
Research conducted by global recruitment company PageGroup, has found that an increasing number of temporary professionals are better-skilled, have years of experience and are better educated with 75 percent boasting at least a bachelor’s degree. It’s revealed that they are expected to work more autonomously, take more responsibility and be more flexible.
Today’s businesses operate in a complex environment of markets, regulations and performance pressures. Equally those businesses need to lead an increasingly diverse workforce with a broad range of motivations and styles. Conflict is inevitable.
The UK Tech industry is thriving and set to grow four times faster than GDP this year. A staggering 11 percent expected growth compared with 2.6 percent for the UK as a whole. This is undoubtedly excellent news for the UK economy, as well as firming up its position as a top world player. As a country with a deep pioneering history, could we go further and become a shining example of global IT excellence?
This infographic from Skillsoft highlights the prevalence of buying new skills and talent over training existing members of staff to fill future vacancies at the executive level. The results have been taken from Skillsoft’s Skill-builders vs. Skill-buyers report published earlier this year, revealing that whilst a large number of companies prefer to view themselves as…
To coincide with the start of the new school term, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has unveiled an ambitious plan to put thousands of young people in England directly in touch with local businesses, to improve the quality of careers advice they receive. Long-term trends show A Level and GCSE results continue to improve,…
‘The Value of Upskilling’ Training is a talent investment. For individuals, it builds skills and lifts earnings potential, while for businesses it contributes to a more productive workplace. This infographic highlights the value of upskilling, and shows how both businesses and individuals are making the most of their skill sets. Graphic courtesy of https://www.brightonsbm.com. Help Keep…
According to a new report we should not be worried about robots taking over our jobs. Instead we should be embracing the variety of new skills available to us through technology.
Charlie Mayfield, John Lewis chair, delivered a report on UK skills to parliament members on 3 March.
In a technologically advanced marketplace, what are the necessary skills to consider when hiring marketing professionals?
HR professionals are not acquiring the right skills to deal with evolving HR operating models, research from the CIPD has found, despite restructuring in half of HR departments to support a more strategic approach in the past two years. The institute identified a failure of practitioners to develop ‘business savvy and commercial expertise’ which would…
As more time, attention and money is spent on technology, there’s a danger that the real company assets – the employees – may be overlooked.