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.
Following our round-up last week of the policies expected to affect the role of the HR professional, we’re delving a little deeper to take a look at what each of the front-running parties is preparing to do with apprentices in the UK.
Evidence backs employee training and support to design their own jobs, and finding ways to help managers better understand staff concerns.
David Kentish believes that analysing unhealthy relationships in the workplace is the first step towards a healthy workplace agenda. Here he discusses how balance and awareness are key to successful relationships at work.
For those of us in hospitality, the party season in particular is one of the most challenging and busy periods of the year. Huge increases in the number of events, guests and bookings mean that many providers will be looking for additional help, particularly for those busy reception areas. Added to this is the extra amount of energy put into festive events and, of course, any decorating.
Barriers to accessing pension savings will be removed it has been revealed in today’s Queen’s Speech while a new ‘Lifetime Savings Bill’ will establish a Help to Save scheme and Lifetime ISAs.
30,084 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, which concludes today.
Remote working tools, a rise in the number of people freelancing and a desire for a better work-life balance have all contributed to the end of the classic nine-to-five culture, especially amongst millennials. With so much evolution and revolution, HR professionals have never had so much to consider or stay on top of.
Some employers are no longer asking for degrees as a job requirement. What is the use of a degree from Oxford University?
More young people across England are on the fast-track to a great career with a top quality apprenticeship.
Earlier this year it was revealed that large UK firms will be levied with a new tax to help fund the government’s promise of adding 3 million apprentices to the UK workforce by the year 2020. This huge step for apprenticeships must surely mean that the government believes this is the way for the future, as opposed to three years in lecture halls followed by potentially years of debt?
With this year’s Black Friday sales expected to reach new heights, the need to recruit and train brand ambassadors to maximise in-store opportunities, as well as managing frustrated customers, should be top of the HR agenda.
Whether you are an HR Director looking for courses to improve communication skills or a business owner seeking to improve your accounting & finance knowledge, Jivjav has the course to suit.
Dr Mark Cole looks at what managers and business leaders can learn from coaching top athletes such as Federer, and how these methods can be applied to our own development and improvement in the workplace.
A survey of L&D professionals highlights that practitioners who provide versatile training with the aim of supporting long-term, sustainable business growth, will be of the most value to staff and the wider business.