Report calls for urgent changes to help over 50s stay in work for longer

Written on 24 April 2015 in News
Older worker

Recommendations made to employers on how to drive change needed to encourage people to continue working into later life include implementing unconscious bias training for those involved in recruitment; widening apprenticeships to the over-50s; introducing flexible benefits and adapting training and development opportunities to people of different ages

African leaders need to “leapfrog the shackles of convention”

Written on 24 April 2015 in News

A major focus of the conference will be on the role technology-assisted learning can play in helping to develop the skills vital for the future of Africa

The importance of the user experience

Written by Dominic Kitchin on 23 April 2015 in Opinion

Innovation for the sake of innovation has toppled many top businesses when they were at their peak, Dominic Kitchin says

Senior leaders to experience the impact that the natural environment has on learning

Written on 23 April 2015 in News
Farscape Morocco

Many leaders state that in order for them to learn and develop they need time and space away from the office for reflection – something that often seems unattainable. The most effective place for learning is in an environment that is unusual and exciting - creating long-lasting memories and ensuring that learning sticks

Fosway Group launches new HR analyst practice as it reveals new brand

Written on 22 April 2015 in News

The new HR practice formalises Fosway’s broader view of the trends and underlying business drivers for change and transformation within organisations today

Science Industry Partnership marks one year of employers addressing skills development in chemicals and life sciences

Written on 21 April 2015 in News
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The SIP board – led by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), along with representatives from other leading science sector companies – are now urging organisations not yet participating in the employer-led skills initiative to start the process in this new financial year, as co-funding available via the SIP pilot will end in March 2016

How E-learning is transforming skills in the healthcare workforce

Written by Skills for Health on 21 April 2015 in Feature

E-learning helping staff in the health sector work on their own training in their own time   

How to manage a new generation of leaders

Written by Melissa Baxter on 21 April 2015 in Feature
Young workforce

Work environment and values are paramount for the new generation of leaders, Melissa Baxter says

The unexpected business benefits of collaboration

Written by William Buist on 21 April 2015 in Opinion
Group working together

When there is collaboration the team delivers results collectively, William Buist says

Businesses need to invest in workforce, says economist

Written on 17 April 2015 in News

The latest set of statistics before the general Election shows that job growth is continuing on an upward trend. Beatson has said that the economy’s challenge now is to raise the productivity of the jobs so that there can be sustainable growth

Succession planning and talent mobility

Written on 15 April 2015 in Video

Armin Hopp looks at how L&D can address global workforce issues

Performance support

Written on 14 April 2015 in Video

Adam Harwood helps us to understand what performance support is and how we can use it

L&D practitioners need to bridge their own skills gap to drive organisational performance, study reveals

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 14 April 2015 in News
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The research shows that although the L&D community is more ambitious than ever before, many practitioners don’t have the capabilities in-house to drive the organisational change they’d like to. For example, 87 per cent think that business planning is a priority for L&D professionals but only 47 per cent think they currently have the skills in-house

Want to be happy at work? Pick your colleagues wisely

Written on 13 April 2015 in News

The new research, launched ahead of a Barclays debate on youth employability on 15 April – supplementing their wider commitment to helping young people increase their employability and find jobs – found the thing most likely (at 26 per cent) to make people happy in their job was getting on well with colleagues. This was closely followed by having a good work-life balance (at 24 per cent)

Prime Minister launches volunteer scheme for UK workforce

Written on 10 April 2015 in News

The scheme will apply to every employee of a firm with more than 250 employees, and all public sector workers

Training providers welcome proposed boost to NCS role in providing careers advice in schools

Written on 10 April 2015 in News
Fingers going up steps

AELP has said it’s pleased that Labour has decided to focus resources around the National Careers Service to improve the quality of careers guidance in schools. The measure is set to help underpin the statutory requirements that schools already have to provide independent and impartial advice on all post-16 options, including apprenticeships

LinkedIn to acquire online education site

Written on 9 April 2015 in News
People being connected worldwide

The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 per cent cash and approximately 48 per cent stock. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015

Hemsley Fraser ranked as one of the world’s leading training outsourcing companies

Written on 8 April 2015 in News

The Top 20 list identifies the companies with the highest quality services and most comprehensive capabilities

What is collaborative learning?

Written on 7 April 2015 in Video

Doug Shaw discusses the meaning of the term collaborative learning

Struggle to find leaders looms large, new workplace leadership survey reveals

Written on 7 April 2015 in News
Businessman in suit

The Global Workforce Leadership Survey captured the gap between priorities and expectations of HR leaders around the world and the workers they employ. Overall, the findings show that the biggest issues for powering future business growth in the changing economy are the differences in perspective around leadership, development and accessible online tools for ongoing development and collaboration

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