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UK organisations still ‘learning in the dark’

Limited use of data to inform, optimise and measure impact of learning strategies. Business leaders and employees call for improved use of data and insight in learning and development to fix skills gaps and drive cultures of learnability.

Contributor: Dan Ferrandino | Published: 10 August 2019

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Boris in number 10 – hard Brexit likelihood grows

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the UK’s new prime minister, the likelihood of the UK facing a hard Brexit has increased. This has implications for people managers and HR directors in a number of areas, including access to workers. 

Contributor: Erik Fjellborg | Published: 9 August 2019

Half of UK dads experience discrimination accepting parental Leave

Pay and leave must be shared in the first year after the child is born or placed with the family. Shared parental leave can be taken in blocks separated by periods of work, or all in one go. Parents can also choose to be off work together or to stagger the leave and pay.

Contributor: Emma O’Leary | Published: 8 August 2019

Most Brit tech workers prepared to leave UK for work

The findings come from one of the largest ever global studies of tech and digital workers, surveying 27,000 experts by management consultancy, Boston Consulting Group and leading UK job board Totaljobs as part of global talent hub The Network. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 6 August 2019

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Economic uncertainty the biggest challenge for SMEs

SMEs require strong leadership to navigate this period of change in the next two years, but a significant proportion believe that strong leadership is currently lacking within their organisation. According to new research from Robert Half UK.1

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 5 August 2019

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Just one in eight employees has a mentor 

Workers across all industries recognise that having a mentor can help them to upskill and set goals, but just 13 percent currently has one, according to a new Opinium Research study commissioned by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). 

Contributor: Mark Farrar | Published: 4 August 2019

skills

Brexit is biggest concern for UK tech workforce

Looking into the current state of the industry, the UK’s leading tech job board found that despite almost nine in 10 (89 percent) having a positive outlook, over a third (38 percent) list the political landscape as their biggest concern for the industry.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 3 August 2019

Technology laggards face extinction

Conventional wisdom has it that large companies always have the resources and ‘know-how’ to compete. Yet in an age of disruption, many larger businesses are struggling to digitally transform at the pace, a new joint report from CBI and Oracle

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 31 July 2019

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Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill 

The recommended changes to the Bill are to ensure that all those affected by domestic abuse receive protection and a tailored response to their differing needs. The Committee welcomed the proposed measures in the Bill, but was concerned with ensuring their effectiveness in practice. 

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 30 July 2019