Editor's message: Although there are few specific legal obligations on employers to provide occupational or work-related training for employees, 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 consults on proposals relating to the calculation, payment and recovery of overpayments of the apprenticeship levy.
A further 18 categories within our suite of model documents are now listed in the order in which HR professionals might use them. This follows on from the earlier redesign of 14 key areas, making it easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents.
Two-fifths of businesses still have no understanding or have not even heard of the upcoming apprenticeship levy, a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce has found.
The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.
The majority of organisations say it is crucial to have the right leadership in place for success, yet only 15% feel they're developing their managers properly. How can this be addressed?
XpertHR is carrying out research into the size of learning and development budgets and the priorities for spending in this area, and would welcome your assistance.
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At a time of significant and perhaps even unprecedented change since the EU referendum, it is more important than ever for L&D to be responsive to fast-evolving business needs.
The Department for Education has revealed its proposals on how funding for apprenticeships will work after the apprenticeship levy comes into force in April 2017.
The Government seeks views on reforms to the way apprenticeships in England are paid for. The reforms are underpinned by a new apprenticeship levy, to be paid by larger employers from April 2017.
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