This year marks the graduation of the first students who had to pay £9,000 a year in tuition fees – and, worryingly, ComRes recently revealed that half of them feel their degrees weren’t worth the money.
Tags: learning and development
Members of staff in customer-facing roles whose standard of English falls below the equivalent of GCSE grade C could be given more time to improve their skills can use an Earn and Learn scheme to help retain their jobs.
Academic qualifications have been becoming less of a priority in graduate recruitment for some time, with two thirds of employers saying work experience is more important for assessing skills and potential.
The convenience and geographical reach of online proctored testing, together with its efficiency and cost effectiveness, is driving its adoption globally, but how do we ensure the best results?
How do you use data in your HR organisation? Most of us are very familiar with record-keeping related to labour law compliance, but the data we’re collecting can do so much more.
Public speaking skills should be the focus for professional development, as 65 percent of UK workers lack confidence in this area according to a new study commissioned by QHotels.
While the creation of three million new apprenticeships by 2020 is a positive news story, it has led to concern amongst employers about how these new apprenticeships will be funded.
Global brands are seeing a new business culture develop as digital technology is incorporated into the workplace, with six out of 10 directors (57%) reporting that their organisation has an increasingly mature attitude to risk and the need to change ahead of disruption, according to new research.
A lack of skilled and confident line managers is a significant barrier to retaining workers with disabilities, new research from Business Disability Forum (BDF) finds.
According to UK-based private equity houses, newly acquired firms exhibit the largest skills gap in marketing and in IT management. This is the result of a survey published by ThoughtSpark, part of the Lindsell Marketing Group and a content development, and international PR and marketing services provider. The survey interviewed private equity houses based in the UK with…
70 percent of teachers reported that their pupils are encountering “money and financial decisions” earlier than they used to, while 60 percent of UK adults believe that managing money is more difficult now than it was ten years ago. If education programmes are not in place to support this, the UK’s economy clearly faces a challenge.
Understanding the emotions of staff through neuroscience reveals strategies for managing a workforce for greater employee engagement and bottom line success for the company explains neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.
Three quarters of UK employers believe that maths and English skills among the workforce need to improve for business success.
Implementing big data training could boost global workforce development.
The government has implemented a new scheme to combine higher education with vocational experience.