Quality of work, not quantity of workers, is key to increasing UK productivity

Written by Mary Isokariari on 2 July 2015 in News

Organisations will fail to boost their productivity unless they prioritise greater investment in workforce development and agile working practices, according to new research by the CIPD.

Government climbdown on childcare apprenticeship entry requirements

Written by Mary Isokariari on 1 July 2015 in News
Childcare Trust 1

A training body that campaigned for the government to back down on the childcare apprenticeship entry requirements, is “pleased” new framework measures will be put in place.


Protyre expands apprentice scheme after successful start

Written by Mary Isokariari on 30 June 2015 in News

Protyre, the retail arm of Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd, is expanding its new scheme following the early success of a trial intake.

School leavers lag behind Europe in basic numeracy and literacy

Written by Mary Isokariari on 30 June 2015 in News

UK school leavers perform poorly against their European peers and twice the proportion lack functional skills, which is imposing costs on business and dragging down productivity

No business like dough-business

Written by Mary Isokariari on 29 June 2015 in News
Brook Bakery owners holding products

An award-winning bakery in Sheffield is seeing its profits rise after benefiting from a unique City Region government-funded scheme, designed to develop businesses and improve workforce productivity.

Ex-Dragons' Den James Caan: 'Train your people, embrace innovation and you will grow'

Written by Mary Isokariari on 26 June 2015 in News
James Caan speaking at Skillsoft

Former Dragons' Den panellist, investor, entrepreneur James Caan, was one of the keynote speakers at yesterday's (June 25) Skillsoft's 2015 EMEA Perspectives conference, which was held a the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. 

Skillsoft: Wowing smart people and engaging with their brains

Written by Mary Isokariari on 26 June 2015 in News
Karen Moloney

Organisations around the world were brought together at the Skillsoft EMEA Perspectives conference yesterday (June 25), to gather and discuss how to link learning to business value and hear Skillsoft product direction and strategy.

The Inspire Awards 2015 - the winners

Written by Mary Isokariari on 26 June 2015 in News
Question and Answers at Skillsoft

The winners of the Inspire Awards were formally announced yesterday by Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management (June 25) during an exclusive ceremony as part of their EMA Perspectives conference. 

Connecting talent with communications

Written by Armin Hopp on 24 June 2015 in Feature
Businessman choosing the right person

Connecting talent with communications is key, Armin Hopp says

Turning bad meetings into productive ones

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 24 June 2015 in Interview

Blaire Palmer tells TJ what firms must do to get the best out of meetings

What does it mean to have business skills in the 21st century?

Written by William Buist on 22 June 2015 in Opinion
Graphic of a leader with his team

Good management and great leadership will provide the direction necessary to help workers and the business succeed, William Buist says

Government could get much more bang for its buck from its existing investment in apprenticeships, say training providers

Written by Seun Robert-Edomi on 22 June 2015 in News

At its annual conference in London today, leaders of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) will reinforce their proposals to expand the apprenticeship programme which includes simplification of the current contracting system that is currently one of the biggest barriers to the programme’s growth

Do evolving workforce skills require smarter testing solutions?

Written by David Grinham on 22 June 2015 in Feature
Graphic of people sitting at laptops

Modern and evolving testing solutions have a number of essential attributes, David Grinham says

Are organisations getting the most out of their LMS to reduce compliance failures?

Written by Christian Wachter on 19 June 2015 in Feature

LMS reports can go a long way towards providing the evidence the authorities need and can help organisations make substantial savings on legal fees. An effective LMS can support business as usual underpinned by a solid foundation of compliance, Christian Wachter says

Findings showing social mobility as significant barrier to learning welcomed by UKCES

Written on 18 June 2015 in News

New research published by the National Institute of Adult continuing Education (NIACE) highlighting social mobility as a key barrier to continued learning has been welcomed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

Britain’s fastest-growing companies to support apprenticeship recruitment

Written on 18 June 2015 in News

New scheme to place apprentices in companies quoted on AIM, London Stock Exchange’s growth market for ambitious small and medium businesses

Is change management necessary?

Written by Andy West on 18 June 2015 in Feature
Arrows showing old way and new way

Change management does not guarantee success but it improves the ability to achieve desired outcomes, Andy West says

Five surefire ways you can be a better manager

Written by Patrick Woodman on 18 June 2015 in Opinion
Businessman in suit

What's the best way to improve your performance as a manager? Patrick Woodman shares his thoughts

Women’s career progression lags behind men

Written by Debbie Carter on 17 June 2015 in News
Graphic of a red female figure in front of grey figures

Recent research shows it’s still a man’s world even in an industry as popular to women as HR and learning and development.

etc.venues voted UK’s number one for hosting conference and training events

Written on 17 June 2015 in News

The report published today, surveyed organisers of all shapes and sizes to discover how the event industry was feeling about a whole range of issues

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