Learning & Development

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Maths skills of younger workers just don’t add up

Companies are desperate to find employees with decent maths skills, but many believe that younger workers are not up to the job. Not for profit organisation the CfBT Education Trust said there is a “chasm” between employers’ practical maths needs and workers’ maths skills. It commissioned a poll, which found more than a third (34%) […]

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Bolder Barclays launches ground-breaking apprenticeship scheme

Barclays is launching what is believed to be the first apprenticeships in the UK aimed at those over 24 and with no upper age limit for those wanting to join the scheme. Called ‘Bolder Apprenticeships’, this new scheme involves people who are returning to work or starting a new career taking up apprenticeships, working in […]

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GREENE KING WINS VQ EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  Pub retailer and brewer Greene King has been named winner of the 2015 VQ Employer of the Year Award. The award celebrates Greene King’s achievements in supporting those undertaking vocational qualifications (VQs) within its workforce of over 23,000 people. The VQ Awards, established by the Edge Foundation, is an annual celebration of top vocational […]

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Over-50s overlooked for top jobs despite qualifications and experience

Ageism at work widening the skills gap, report finds Organisational ageism towards the over 50s could be damaging the economy, the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has warned. A survey of more than 1,400 UK managers and workers found that many managers wrongly assume staff over 50 lack the desire to develop and progress […]

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EMPLOYEES LET DOWN BY POOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

According to CIPD’s Latest Employee Outlook survey, employers fail to set clear objectives for their staff. The CIPD/Halogen Spring 2015 Employee Outlook survey found that only 44 per cent of the 2,226 employees polled were set clear objectives, while just 19 per cent said their performance was explained in the wider context of contribution to […]

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LATEST L&D SURVEY SHOWS A HANDS-ON LEARNING CULTURE EMERGING

A new Learning and Development survey by the CIPD has shown a growing shift towards creating a hands-on learning culture, with internal knowledge-sharing initiatives such as job shadowing and social learning becoming increasingly commonplace. To maximise the value of L&D to staff and the wider business, the CIPD’s latest L&D report highlights that practitioners need […]

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ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY ANNOUNCE 2015 WORKFORCE EXPERIENCE AWARDS

The Association for Business Psychology has held its 2015 Workforce Experience Awards to celebrate excellence in business psychology. Offering a platform for the celebration of excellence in Business Psychology, the Awards focused on demonstrating how “applying an understanding of the science of human behaviour can impact Workforce Experience and deliver commercial and practical value to […]

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Association of Business Psychology 2015 Award Winners

Yesterday the Association for Business Psychology held its 2015 Workforce Experience Awards to “Celebrate Excellence in Business Psychology”. Offering a unique and distinctive platform for the celebration of excellence in Business Psychology, the Awards focused on demonstrating how applying an understanding of the science of human behaviour can impact Workforce Experience and deliver commercial and […]

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Addressing the Learning & Development Gap

Research from the UK Human Capital Trends 2015 report shows that learning and development is a key concern for UK businesses, with organisations ranking it the fourth most pressing challenge, up from 11th in 2014. While 80% of UK businesses said workforce capability was an important challenge, only 4% said they were “very ready” to […]