Progression bottlenecks could limit supply of skills in health and social care, study finds

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 28 May 2015 in News
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In order to tackle challenges, the report calls on employers to create more training opportunities and intermediary roles, increasing options for progression, as well as develop dual training routes – allowing individuals to progress careers in both health and social care without the need to retrain

Supporting managers to manage maternity and paternity

Written by Helen Letchfield on 28 May 2015 in Feature
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It is vital that managers are taught how to manage their employees through the change of becoming a parent at work, Helen Letchfield says 

More apprenticeships can be achieved without compromising the quality of training, AELP says

Written on 27 May 2015 in News

AELP has said that it hopes to see more of a drive towards a integrated approach to skills and employment provision as a proven means of securing more sustainable employment for people in Britain. Today’s OECD report also underlined the need to provide more apprenticeship opportunities for young people 

OECD: Governments must step up efforts to tackle those out of training

Written on 27 May 2015 in News
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The report expands on the findings of the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), published in 2013, and creates a detailed picture of how young people acquire and use their skills, as well the potential barriers they face to doing both

Interims are key to business innovation, says recruitment agency

Written on 27 May 2015 in News
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The IMA found that the use of interims has grown by 93 per cent since the pre-recession levels of 2006, with 16,000 senior interims currently working in the UK

Improving productivity in the UK: focusing on the workforce

Written by Brenda Morris on 27 May 2015 in Opinion
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UK businesses need to consider a more strategic investment in workforce management technologies, Brenda Morris says 

The power of the voice

Written by David Joseph on 27 May 2015 in Feature

David Joseph urges companies to invest in preserving the endangered art of call answering

Top seven apps for career success

Written by Claudia Lambrichs on 27 May 2015 in Feature
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Claudia Lambrichs recommends seven apps that no professional should be without

The greatest L&D show?

Written by Bob Wagner on 26 May 2015 in News
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The ATD held their international conference and exposition last week Bob Wagner shares his thoughts on the event



Are conferences dead?

Written by David Williams on 26 May 2015 in Feature

We can’t sit down and listen to someone who has all the answers, because that person doesn’t exist, David Williams says

Hay Group: Graduates lacking the people skills employers are looking for

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 22 May 2015 in News
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People skills continue to grow increasingly important for businesses, as globalisation accelerates and organisational structures change. In this context, 93 per cent percent of those surveyed believe employees with strong people skills deliver better commercial impact

Number of young people not in work or education in England falls to 10 year low

Written on 21 May 2015 in News
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The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England is at its lowest for a decade

New white paper helps L&D teams to maximise the benefits of digital learning

Written on 21 May 2015 in News

The new paper examines the evolution of digital learning, the benefits it provides and the challenges of implementation

Developing your digital strategy

Written by Jan Mueller on 21 May 2015 in Opinion
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Jan Mueller provides advice on how businesses can develop their digital strategy in order to attract, retain and develop talent

L&D must embrace digital learning

Written by Lynsey Whitmarsh on 21 May 2015 in Feature
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Silo thinking and uncertainty about how to proceed with digital learning present a real threat to the perceived relevance of L&D

Agile mindset: training is part of the map on your agile journey

Written by Peter Measey on 20 May 2015 in Feature
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The key to agile success is to match the training to a cultural transformation, Peter Measey says 

PwC: Firms lacking strategic leaders who can affect change

Written on 19 May 2015 in News
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Businesses face a stark shortfall of strategic leaders able to deliver successful transformation. Solving ‘wicked’ problems is beyond most high-achieving operational managers in public and private sectors. Only eight per cent of senior managers have strategist attributes required to affect change

UK businesses turn to interim managers to drive change and transformation, survey finds

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 19 May 2015 in News
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Nearly half of all interims (46 per cent) were recruited to run change and transformation projects, 17 per cent of interims were hired for their specialist skills and just seven per cent to fill employment gaps – the more traditional use of interims

Retailers must drive customer engagement from the top to improve profits, says ReThink Retail

Written on 18 May 2015 in News
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The specialist retail recruiter argues that firms must have buy-in from board members if they want to drive improved customer engagement and increase profits

How interim management can benefit former MPs

Written by Ian Joseph on 18 May 2015 in Opinion
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Some of the MPs that lost their jobs in the General Elections may have the skills needed to enter the interim management market, Ian Joseph says

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