TJ Newsflash: 23 February

Here are the latest research findings, insights and stories for all those working in the field of talent, skills and people development, curated by TJ editor, Debbie Carter.

People Profession 2022: International survey report

The last three years have seen unprecedented and exceptional changes and most countries are feeling the aftershocks of the pandemic and now face slow economic recovery. Many are asking how do we move onwards despite continuing uncertainty and what role will HR play in the future world of work? 

This report published by the CIPD this week aims to gather insight on the challenges and opportunities faced by HR practitioners from eight countries across the UK and Ireland, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. It provides insights on current HR practice and the perceptions of people professionals on their careers and working lives. Read the full report here

DEI and soft skills top UK learning trends, as upskilling soars

Skillsoft has released their latest Lean into Learning report, which shows organisations are placing a greater emphasis on learning and development to engage workers and drive workforce transformation. The report found that in 2022 there was a 37% year-over-year (YoY) increase in total time spent upskilling learners, with DEI and soft skills the most popular areas for learning in the UK.  

Gender pay gap means women work for free for two months of the year

The TUC has reported that the latest statistics released by ASHE (Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings) reveals the extent of the gender pay gap. TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak said: “Working women deserve equal pay. But at current rates of progress, it will take more than 20 years to close the gender pay gap.” Read more here

Fosway Digital Learning Realities Research is now open and they want input

The Fosway Group, in partnership with Learning Technologies has opened the annual Digital Learning Realities research survey. Now in its eighth year, the research aims to uncover the business priorities that are shaping digital learning strategies and the approaches L&D professionals are adopting to help organisations successfully support hybrid working and organisational transformation. Click to find out more.

Big Tech Jobs Were Once a Golden Ticket. Not Anymore

With mass layoffs and pulled job offers, early-career workers no longer see tech giants as a safe bet as the tech giants layoff in huge numbers according to Wired this month – read the full story here

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