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A third of workers in Great Britain – and almost half of those aged 55 and over – did not learn any new workplace skills last year.

Sarah Willis: Developing and retaining talent – how does the investment pay off?

Businesses are increasing their spend on training and development again, as economies on both sides of the Atlantic show steady growth. This is good news for employees but some industry experts are concerned that companies still aren’t investing enough in this area. This could prove short-sighted as providing learning and development opportunities improves the engagement and…

Seren Trewavas: Developing middle managers – The key to closing the gap between company rhetoric and reality

According to a recent study carried out by Sheffield Business School, more than 90% of senior leaders see middle managers as critical for identifying, encouraging and supporting the development of future talent. Closing the learning gap: From chief executive vision to middle management reality also found that senior decision makers believe mid-level executives should have…

HR professionals feel pressure to demonstrate financial ROI for staff development expenditure

According to research from talent and career management specialist, Right Management, HR professionals in the UK are facing increasing pressure to clearly demonstrate the financial return on investment (ROI) of staff development. Its global survey, which questioned 2,500 senior executives in 14 different countries, discovered that even though 65% of UK-based senior HR executives believe…