Learning and development

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  • Consultation on apprenticeship targets for public-sector bodies

    Date:
    29 January 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on its proposals for implementing apprenticeship targets for public bodies in England.

  • How a tech company inspired self-directed learning

    Date:
    14 December 2015
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Cloud services company iomart was great at building employees' technical skills, but it needed to offer more rounded training in soft skills and improve consistency of learning. Cath Everett reports on how they dealt with this challenge

  • Learning budgets survey 2015: public sector continues to suffer

    Date:
    11 November 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's annual survey of learning and development budgets suggests that median spend is similar to previous years, but this disguises variations by sector. Many public sector organisations continue to reduce training spend, despite the need for provision in this area as they seek to innovate and transform the way they deliver public services.

  • Training obligations: health (England and Wales)

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on training obligations for NHS employers, including Modernising Scientific Careers, postgraduate training, the Knowledge and Skills Framework and Continuing professional development. To be read in conjunction with the law on training obligations.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Employer NICs for apprentices under the age of 25 abolished with effect from April 2016.

  • National minimum wage: deduction for repayment of training fees

    Date:
    16 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered that national minimum wage legislation is not breached when a deduction is made on termination for the repayment of the cost of a training course if the worker is responsible for the termination of his or her employment (typically, by resigning).

  • XpertHR learning budgets survey 2014: maximising efficiency

    Date:
    20 October 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our annual learning and development survey examines steps taken by employers to increase the cost effectiveness of training and reveals the impact of these changes.

  • XpertHR learning budgets survey 2014: employer spending trends

    Date:
    8 September 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals the latest trends in learning and development expenditure and how far budgets for training are being squeezed.

  • Training line managers to manage absence effectively: 2014 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    20 May 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    With workforce absence costing employers an estimated £700 per employee annually, the latest XpertHR research reports on the training provided to line managers to help tackle the issue.

  • Employers' use of competencies: XpertHR survey 2014

    Date:
    12 May 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Latest research from XpertHR investigates the diverse ways in which competencies - that is, the skills, knowledge and behaviours possessed by employees - may be used to help drive high levels of organisational performance.