From Thursday, large companies must begin to pay a levy to help fund apprenticeships in the UK. Jill Shedden MBE, group HR director at Centrica, argues that the levy is a chance for companies to get out more than they put in.
L&D teams want technology to deliver better experiences and increase employee engagement with learning, according to one of Europe's leading learning analysts.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
The Government's flagship apprenticeships policies, including the apprenticeship levy that comes into force next week, lack focus and will not fill widening skills gaps, MPs have concluded.
Professor Øyvind L Martinsen, head of leadership and organisational behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, together with colleague Professor Lars Glasø, surveyed the personality traits of more than 2,900 managers and found that female leaders scored higher than men in most of the five categories measured.
Our annual survey of priorities on the HR agenda finds symmetry across sectors, with learning and development headlining across the board.
The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.
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