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Over half of workers received no training during the pandemic

Over half of workers received no training during the pandemic

New research has revealed the need for businesses to re-prioritise upskilling employees as over half of workers have received no training during the pandemic. HowNow, an intelligent learning platform, has found that over half of employees (52 per cent) reported that...

Over two-fifths of young people are putting their career plans on hold

Over two-fifths of young people are putting their career plans on hold

A new survey finds that over two-fifths of young people are postponing their career or education plans until the pandemic is over, further highlighting how this period has adversely affected this age group. New research commissioned by BAE systems, a provider of...

Skills shortages prevalent despite increase in candidates

Skills shortages prevalent despite increase in candidates

New research examines the toll of COVID-19 and its detrimental impact on employment and the lingering skills shortages that exist despite this.  Research conducted by XpertHR, an online source of legal compliance, good practice and benchmarking information for HR...

How has COVID-19 impacted leadership skills?

How has COVID-19 impacted leadership skills?

According to new research by CEMS, people wished to see a balance between "traditional" leadership qualities and more humane ones, following the pandemic. A new report by CEMS investigated how COVID-19 has impacted leadership and how leaders can continue to develop...

COVID could cause “career lockdown” for under 30s, expert warns

COVID could cause “career lockdown” for under 30s, expert warns

A new survey investigates how remote working has affected the careers of those aged under 30 and their anxieties surrounding this new mode of working.  Research conducted by Sharp, a company which designs and manufactures electronic equipment for office use, has found...

Government launches campaign to spend one hour a week learning online

Government launches campaign to spend one hour a week learning online

The Government has launched 'An Hour to Skill' campaign, encouraging workers to upskill by committing an hour a week to online learning.  Launched yesterday (6th January 2021), the Government introduced 'An Hour to Skill' campaign as part of the Skills Toolkit, a...

What are the key skills that employers desire in 2021?

What are the key skills that employers desire in 2021?

New research uncovers the specific skills and traits that employers are looking for amongst their staff in 2021. It further analyses the differences between skills that employers need over this year and traits that employees desire for their own career progression....

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Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

Mukul Chawla: Modern slavery in the workplace

This article was co-written by Mukul Chawla (Partner), Catherine Turner (Senior Associate) and Luke Hardingham (Associate).  Modern slavery is not going away. COVID-19 has shone light on how employers treat their workforce. The inevitable glut of labour resulting from...

Giles Newman: It’s time to change perceptions of whistleblowing

Giles Newman: It’s time to change perceptions of whistleblowing

Listening to staff is a fundamental part of the human resources function. Only with clear communication will the business know if something is – or isn’t – working well. While this may seem obvious, recently-published data suggests European organisations are...

Mini Setty: Regional race to secure sponsor licenses

Mini Setty: Regional race to secure sponsor licenses

Regional race to secure sponsor licenses  For almost 70 years, British employers have had rich pickings from the European talent pool and foreign workers have made up vital proportion of the UK’s workforce, thanks to free movement among European Economic Area (EEA)...

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