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Interview with Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD

Written by Jo Cook on 13 May 2016 in Video
CIPD CEO Peter Cheese

What possibilities are there that L&D can be part of a role in the wider community?

Learning strategy; food for thought?

Written by Andy Lancaster on 13 May 2016 in Opinion
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Andy Lancaster reflects on how we learn and makes comparisons with how we shop for food

GCSE results 2016: Grade results show record decline

Written on 26 August 2016 in News
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This year's GCSE results have shown the biggest ever year-on-year decline — down to the lowest level since 2008.

Students need more guidance when choosing A level subjects

Written on 26 August 2016 in News
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More than a fifth (18 per cent) of university applicants said that different A level subjects might have been better suited to the degree course they applied for, according to new research. 

HR industry invited to share positive experiences of dyslexia

Written on 24 August 2016 in News
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Novacroft, the smartcard technology company, is appealing for HR professionals across the UK to get involved in a campaign to showcase the positives of dyslexia.

Collapse in holiday work hitting young people’s chances in job market

Written on 24 August 2016 in News
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New analysis from IPPR published today (Tuesday) shows that falls in the number of young people able to get jobs in the summer holidays and while studying in term time is making it harder for them to get a foot on the jobs ladder. 

Gender pay gap 'disturbing' but 'unsurprising'

Written on 23 August 2016 in News
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The largest teachers union in the UK has branded the finding that women are still paid almost a fifth less than men per hour on average as “disturbing, yet sadly unsurprising.”

Young people from low-income backgrounds less likely to undertake an apprenticeship

Written on 23 August 2016 in News
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Young people from low-income backgrounds are less likely than their wealthier peers to undertake an apprenticeship in every region of England, according to an Education charity. 

Men more likely than women to be promoted in management roles

Written on 23 August 2016 in News
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Male managers are 40 per cent more likely than female managers to be promoted into higher roles, new data released today by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR reveals. 
 

Why bother with media training?

Written by Jeremy Skidmore on 22 August 2016 in Opinion
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What do the former bosses at Indian Wells tennis tournament and Saatchi & Saatchi have in common?

Can L&D replicate Team GB's Rio Olympics success?

Written by James Hampton on 22 August 2016 in Feature
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In part one, we looked at some of the things that drive an Olympic athlete to success. In this second part, we look at the eight things that L&D can do to replicate the successes within their teams and the organisations that they support.

Job candidates lose out through lack of soft skills

Written on 19 August 2016 in News
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Soft skills and personality are top attributes the majority of business leaders look for when hiring, according to research. 

Green Party calls for overhaul of education system as top A Level results drop

Written on 19 August 2016 in News
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The Green Party has called for a complete overhaul of the education system as A Level students collect their results.

Can L&D learn from Team GB's Olympic successes and drive organisational performance?

Written by James Hampton on 19 August 2016 in Feature
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What can L&D learn from Team GB's success at the Olympics? In the next two parts we explore what it takes for an athlete to perform at the highest level and what lessons L&D can make in order to replicate the highest performance in the organisations this it serves.

Vocational training – what does it mean for young people today?

Written by Debbie Carter on 19 August 2016 in Feature
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Pizza Hut brings its series on apprenticeships to a close by hearing from their students

Almost half of 2015 graduates have moved back in with parents

Written by Mary Isokariari on 18 August 2016 in News
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Almost half of the first set of graduates who paid £9,000 fees have moved back in with their parents to save money, new research by the National Union of Students (NUS) shows.

Childhood obesity: Experts attack 'weak' and 'watered-down' strategy

Written by Debbie Carter on 18 August 2016 in News
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The government's childhood obesity plan has been attacked by health experts, campaigners, and MPs as a diluted version of that originally proposed earlier this year.

How to change careers and become a teacher

Written by Mark O’Leary on 18 August 2016 in Opinion
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Mark O’Leary provides some advice on how to become a teacher.

A Level Results Day 2016: Record university offers as top grades slip

Written on 18 August 2016 in News
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A record number of A-level students have got into university today, the chief executive of UCAS has said.

The opportunity for vocational working

Written by Suzi Marshall on 18 August 2016 in Feature
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In the second of three articles Suzi Marshall provides the lowdown on apprenticeships for those getting their A’level results today

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