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  • Is it time to rip up the learning and development rulebook?

    Date:
    8 September 2020

    Leaders have a unique opportunity to question how things have been done in the past and create new organisational norms. What does this mean for learning and development, asks David Williams?

  • Why graduate recruitment doesn't need to be on lockdown

    Date:
    13 May 2020

    Although some organisations may be putting graduate recruitment and internships on hold to reduce cost, there's no reason why they should be postponed for practical reasons. Nicola Sullivan looks at how technology can allow new recruits to work, learn and meet colleagues entirely online.

  • Coronavirus: How can we prepare for a leader falling ill?

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    With the Prime Minister in intensive care, the Cabinet is finding a new "business as usual" while its leader recuperates. As more organisations could face periods of self-isolation or worse for senior managers, how can they prepare?

  • You're fired? Why the right contract is key when dismissing apprentices

    Date:
    4 March 2020

    Organisations might find themselves in hot water if they wish to dismiss an apprentice and don't have a formal apprenticeship agreement in place. Natalie Flynn, employment law solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, looks at the protection they can bring employers.

  • Is succession planning an outdated concept?

    Date:
    8 January 2020

    Succession planning often focuses on key leaders in the organisation. But in a changing business environment, planning for the future needs to be far more strategic and widespread, argues Miecha Ranea Forbes.

  • Apprenticeships: Challenges and opportunities for local authorities

    Date:
    12 November 2019

    We look at the challenges that local authorities face in meeting the public sector apprenticeship target, alongside the opportunities that apprenticeships can present for local government employers.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    Date:
    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

  • How maternity coaching can attract and retain female talent

    Date:
    11 January 2012

    Targeted coaching for mothers can ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave, and help employers attract and retain valued female employees. XpertHR examines this rising trend and looks at what is on offer to help support new fathers.

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