Tags: training

Small businesses in the West Midlands require greater skills support to boost employee productivity, a new survey shows. The Forum of Private Business (FPB) found that 80 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises in the English region were seeking assistance to develop skills and training initiatives. According to the FPB poll, more than three-quarters…

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is merging with the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) over the next few weeks, is to receive a cash boost of £724 million, it has been revealed. In an announcement made to more than 800 professionals at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 2008 Conference, Lord McKenzie…

Employers are failing to support their workers’ endeavours to be more environmentally-friendly, it has been suggested. According to research conducted by the Carbon Trust, 70 per cent of employees reported they want to cut their carbon emissions but require greater empowerment and guidance from their managers in order to do so. It was also found…

Coaching is becoming increasingly popular among UK firms as a means of promoting workplace learning, with two in five companies offering all staff such opportunities, new research suggests. The figures, which were produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), also reveal that 71 per cent of UK employers currently use coaching as…

The Labour administration must ensure that the training needs of employees are met, according to an industry body. Commenting in response to the release of a government consultation entitled Raising Expectations: Enabling the System to Deliver, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said that many of the proposed reforms, such as giving local authorities a greater…

While broadly welcoming the chancellor’s recent announcement of an increase in training funding, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a greater emphasis on health and safety. During his Budget speech, Alistair Darling revealed that the government is to spend an additional £60 million over three years in order to help…

The leaders of more than 30 healthcare professional bodies in Britain have teamed up as part of a groundbreaking agreement that stresses the link between work and health. In order to advise patients on the role that work can play in good health, the organisations have signed a consensus statement in partnership with national director…