Editor's message: Although as an employer you have few specific legal obligations to provide occupational or work-related training for employees (see Training obligations), most organisations see the business benefits of doing so. Induction and other forms of on-the-job training will help new recruits and promoted employees to get up to speed in their role, and organisations also need to develop the skills and capabilities of their workforce to remain competitive.
The Government has introduced various initiatives to encourage employers to educate and train their employees. The apprenticeship levy, expected to come into force on 6 April 2017, is designed to give employers a greater incentive to take on apprentices and to put investment in apprenticeships on a sustainable footing for the long term.
Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor
The Government's online apprenticeship service has now launched, meaning employers eligible to pay the upcoming apprenticeship levy can register their details and estimate what they will have to pay.
Many companies are moving away from annual appraisals towards monitoring employees' progress throughout the year. Keely Rushmore from SA Law offers advice on how to ensure that appraisals support performance instead of focusing on the negative.
Most of the money raised by the apprenticeship levy will be spent elsewhere, according to analysis published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
We discuss common assumptions about millennial employees and provide guidance on managing an intergenerational workforce.
The Government yesterday outlined its plans to bolster Britain's productivity through a new industrial strategy.
New apprenticeship levy for large employers with a paybill of more than £3 million per year will be payable with effect from 6 April 2017.
XpertHR is conducting research looking at how employers are training line managers to be as effective as possible when managing sickness absence and would like to invite you to take part.
XpertHR research looks at the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.
Updated to include information on trends in retaining staff.
Updated to include information on trends in promoting employees.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to training and development.