Editor's message: Organisations will benefit from a competitive advantage if they continually develop their workforce – from apprentices through to future business leaders. Attention should be paid to the most appropriate method of learning delivery, and evaluating the outcomes to ensure that the organisation receives value for money and meets business needs.
The Government has introduced the apprenticeship levy, which came into force on 6 April 2017. The levy 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
How can learning and development professionals keep pace with workers who need to be up to speed with new technologies and approaches? PluralSight's Julian Wragg argues that we need a more agile model for on-the-job learning.
Almost a quarter of workers are offered no training at their workplace other than a new starter induction, according to a survey by the TUC.
XpertHR research looks at the learning and development priorities for employers over the coming year, and trends in spending in this area.
XpertHR research looks at how organisations have responded to the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
Employees want simple and practical access to resources to help them do their jobs. How has this changed the way L&D professionals approach content? Martin Couzins reports from the World of Learning 2017 conference.
Blended learning is now well established, but content is advancing and improving all the time. Lynsey Whitmarsh from Hemsley Fraser looks at eight ways to curate your learning content to guarantee the best mix for employees.
Research published this month found that male employees are far more likely to receive training at work than women. The impact of this "training penalty" stretches way beyond how much learning is on offer, discovers Virginia Matthews.
Workers aged under 25 are missing out on up to nearly £6,300 per year because they're not entitled to the national living wage, according to the Young Women's Trust.
Ben Betts examines the role of L&D professionals and argues that is more efficient to curate what already exists than create fresh content.
Updated with information on trends in retaining staff.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to learning and development.