Less than half of organisations believe their talent management approach is the right one
May31

Less than half of organisations believe their talent management approach is the right one

Joint research with Fosway Group reveals less than half of organisations are confident their approach is the right one for the modern workforce   Talent management solutions provider SumTotal has announced the release of their Transforming Talent in the Modern Workforce research.  The research was conducted in partnership with Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, including a survey of SumTotal customers from the EMEA...

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Tomorrow’s talent set to receive £5,000 Chivas Brothers’ bursary for second year
May30

Tomorrow’s talent set to receive £5,000 Chivas Brothers’ bursary for second year

Chivas Brothers has once again began the search for bright, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants for its popular bursary scheme in partnership with the Scottish International Educational Trust (SIET).   The initiative, which launched to great acclaim for the first time last year, offers financial support to ambitious employees or their family members, helping them to realise their aspirations and take their talents to the next...

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Adecco selects Student as UK CEO for a month
May25

Adecco selects Student as UK CEO for a month

The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation, has chosen the UK participant of its fourth ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative following an assessment day on 18 May. ‘CEO for One Month’ is part of the worldwide Adecco Way to WorkTM programme, designed to help talent increase their employability and career prospects. Edmund Broadhead was chosen from eight finalists following the assessment...

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‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities
May19

‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities

Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces One in three parents believe apprenticeships are suited to boys Male students wrongly believe apprenticeships for men involve manual labour while female students think most opportunities are in nursing, healthcare and childcare School leavers are missing out on...

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Are millenials scared of phone conversations?
May18

Are millenials scared of phone conversations?

A survey conducted by virtual receptionist providers CALLCARE has shown that despite checking their phones more than 157 times a day,  nearly one in three millennials will not use their mobiles to make calls, opting instead for messaging apps and email communications. The results are sobering: Almost one in three millennials use their mobiles to make calls no more than twice a week Evidence suggests negative millennial attitudes...

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One in 4 Employers have NEVER considered apprenticeships
May16

One in 4 Employers have NEVER considered apprenticeships

25% of UK organisations have never considered apprentices, despite evidence that they are highly valued, according to new research by The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation. The Adecco Group UK&I’s report, Closing the Skills Gap: Will Apprenticeships Deliver the Workforce of Tomorrow? includes research that found that a popular reason for not employing apprentices is that...

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Why apprentices require organisational support to succeed
May15

Why apprentices require organisational support to succeed

Nearly half (45%) of apprentices struggle to find time to study, despite the requirement to spend 20 per cent of their working hours in off-the-job training One in five (20%) apprentices lacks support from their line manager But technology-enabled learning enables faster delivery and study, saving time for apprentices and employers Many apprentices aren’t receiving the organisational support they need to succeed, according to a new...

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London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business
May12

London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business

London’s Square Mile is home to some of the biggest and best businesses in the world with young, aspiring City workers competing for the most exciting internship and apprenticeship opportunities in the country. Whilst many large companies already have the resources to put these initiatives in place, SMEs can often get left behind as they struggle to compete with the shiny, structured offerings of their rivals. With the new...

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Recruitment drive for student nurses in Wales as NHS Bursaries continue in the Principality
May10

Recruitment drive for student nurses in Wales as NHS Bursaries continue in the Principality

The Welsh Government’s campaign to recruit and train nursing students starts as Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that NHS Bursaries for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will continue to be available in Wales in 2018/19. The bursary will be based upon individuals committing in advance to taking up the opportunity to work in Wales, post qualification, for a period of two years. The...

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OECD Skills Outlook finds UK could lose competitive advantage if we don’t start upskilling
May04

OECD Skills Outlook finds UK could lose competitive advantage if we don’t start upskilling

The OECD Skills Outlook report 2017, launched today has revealed that the UK may lose it’s competitive advantage if it does not improve its skills mix to ensure that it meets the skills requirements of technologically advanced industries – the full UK breakdown is available here. Obviously, this is a significant issue for the UK, and whilst the Government has already taken some action with the introduction of the...

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Britain’s secret customer service army: unsupported and undertrained
Apr27

Britain’s secret customer service army: unsupported and undertrained

Britain has a secret army of untrained customer service workers who are stretched to breaking point as businesses fail to invest in technology or training. Currently there are 766,000 people working in contact centres in the UK. However, there are more than 4.6 million additional staff dealing with customer service enquiries, who don’t work in a traditional contact centre. These ‘informal contact centre’ staff aren’t getting the same...

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Britain is “sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit” warns Sage People EVP
Apr20

Britain is “sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit” warns Sage People EVP

Adam Hale, EVP of Sage People responds to this weeks CIPD report which raised serious concerns about skills and training in the UK. The report from the CIPD highlighted multiple failings in the UK’s skills system, including: England and Northern Ireland together rank in the bottom four OECD countries for literacy and numeracy among 16-24 year olds Out of 19 countries, the UK ranks bottom of the class on young peoples’ computer...

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Top tips for developing and motivating staff
Apr20

Top tips for developing and motivating staff

Peninsula’s Peter Done shares his three crucial tips on how employers can successfully develop their employees A business is only as strong as the people who operate within it. This is a sentiment, which is echoed in the organisational structure that has been built at Peninsula. The business mantra is “success starts here” so it is important to acknowledge that without the hard work and dedication of the talented individuals...

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Why Apprentices are positive for individuals, businesses and the economy
Apr20

Why Apprentices are positive for individuals, businesses and the economy

Stuart Cavanagh, Head of HR at Novus Property Solutions Having worked with a wide range of apprentices, property maintenance specialists Novus Property Solutions are well positioned to advise on just how we all benefit from Apprenticeship schemes. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular as people look for more cost-effective, debt-free routes to gaining experience and full-time employment. The last couple of years has seen a...

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Extraordinary experience in extraordinary times – my life as an EU trainee
Apr20

Extraordinary experience in extraordinary times – my life as an EU trainee

Most HR Managers are used to supporting apprentices and graduate trainees.  The European Parliament is no different and it runs the Robert Schubert Traineeship Programme, and places are highly sought after. Trainee Víctor Nauzet Hernández shares his experience of working in London’s European Parliament Information Office: Since I began my Bachelor´s Degree I had been dreaming of participating in the Robert Schuman traineeship...

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