Tags: Education

Degrees just don’t cut it

Employers are increasingly looking for interpersonal skills such as confidence and entrepreneurial spirit as the most important characteristics when hiring young candidates according to the research from global accounting network RSM International and the European Business Awards. The survey, comprising of CEOs of large multinational companies and SMEs revealed that over 80% of the 500…

Education system is failing to prepare students for work

Poor work attitudes among the long-term unemployed are the major barrier to tackling Britain’s jobless crisis, according to a new report from think tank the Centre for Social Justice. Based on a survey and extensive interviews with employers, the report says a commitment to hard work, presentation and punctuality is more important than literacy and…

Jeanette Makings: Financial Education – One size doesn’t fit all

Of the many hats employers have to wear when it comes to supporting their employees, financial education is increasingly becoming a priority and an area in which employees require guidance. Financial education is an extremely efficient and effective route to increasing engagement and empowering employees and something that can be applied in various ways to…

Further education helps improve employment prospects, says NEBOSH

NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) has welcomed the findings of new Government research highlighting the benefits of post-19 further education. The study by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) found that participants in Further Education (FE) beyond the age of 19, including in workplace settings, will generate an extra…