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How ‘the cloud’ can help businesses meet new flexible working laws

A growing number of organisations are starting to embrace cloud computing to improve their IT usage, reduce administration time and enable their staff to work flexibly and remotely

Personalised action plans hold the key to employee engagement, claims new review

Head Light claims that the principal reason why organisations fail to act after implementing an engagement survey is that they don’t ask the critical questions that will pinpoint exactly what action needs to be taken

Project Management - apprenticeships sector in the spotlight

Logo for the National Apprenticeship Service

The recently introduced higher apprenticeship in project management provides the focus for a new 'Sector in the Spotlight' film, which has been produced by the National Apprenticeship Service 

Online learning – threat or salvation for further education and training?

The white paper highlights the role technology will play in all of the changes now sweeping through further education and training and illuminates what is now becoming a global learning marketplace

£170m made available to help young people develop skills and find jobs

The funding, which aims to help young people aged 15 - to 24 years find work, will be matched by an equal amount from the European Social Fund and also by project partners, bringing the total funding to nearly £490 million

Are organisations using video to good effect when it comes to employee engagement?

For organisations looking to address falling employee engagement, video can be an incredibly powerful tool in ensuring employees are empowered and involved

New film shines spotlight on project management apprenticeships

Due to the essential role project management plays in businesses large and small, the project management higher apprenticeship is suitable for employers in a wide range of industries, such as consultancy, logistics and manufacturing

Ten skills your employees will thank you for

Christina Hession looks at ten skills that no employer or manager should be without 

Balancing business priorities and individual needs

Laura Overton told TJ that it’s vital that companies strike the balance right so that they can engage learners and deliver effective bottom line results

NIACE supports move to help adults improve digital skills

The Government’s new strategy, which aims to get 2.7 million more people online in the next two years, gives important recognition to the need to address low levels of literacy as one of the most entrenched barriers to internet access. 

How the government can build trust after yet another expenses scandal

The key to building trust is having consistent behaviour. Often when people feel vulnerable or exposed they avoid difficult situations, creating ambiguity and doubt

Plenty of reasons to be buoyant about e-learning, LTG CEO says

Jonathan Satchell, CEO of the Learning Technologies Group (LTG), spoke of his anticipation at the opportunities that lay ahead. He believes that the possibilities created by new technologies are something which trainers, learners and firms as a whole should embrace

The five biggest mistakes when using storytelling in business

There are five common mistakes that businesses make when using storytelling. Here, Claire Taylor explores them and provides advice on how to avoid the pitfalls

Traineeships can provide young people with the skills employers want, research finds

More than half (59 per cent) of the employers polled said they had hired young people into entry level positions in the last five years, with 54 per cent of these saying this was because the young recruit had prepared well for the interview

Kallidus achieves Investors in People Bronze Accreditation

IiP offers a practical, flexible and easy to use framework for improving business productivity, performance and competitiveness in organisations of all types and sizes through good practice in people management

City & Guilds acquires Mindset Limited business

Customers will now be able to benefit from services that will be integrated into City & Guilds’ quality assurance and qualifications

Engagement can feel like an exploration into the unknown

Those businesses who are effective in engaging with people and gaining their trust and cooperation that will achieve sustainable good relationships with their workforce, Patrick Mayfield says 

Students to be offered coaching and mentoring by employers and business leaders

New careers guidance will see employers playing a larger role in careers advice in schools

The performance in business

Nick Brice looks at how methods from performing arts can drive real engagement and performance improvement 

People 1st: Companies helping to build skill needs of women should be applauded

The comments from Brian Wisdom of People 1st follow the Government's report. He iss adamant that the approach of developing women at all levels is the right approach to build sustainable female talent

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