News on Theresa May launching a wide-ranging independent review into post-18 education is exciting, to say the least. For months, we have been calling for a review of the higher education’s broken finance system and it’s long overdue. However, the ridiculous rising tuition fees have been unfair to young people, what does it say about the value of higher education?
Published: 23 February 2018
'Knowledge is power’ opined Sir Francis Bacon. When a piece of wisdom goes back that far, it becomes embedded in our thinking. Knowledge needs to grow organically, within and across an organisation, as well as within individuals themselves. Businesses cannot afford to lose the knowledge advantage when employees ‘walk out the door’.
Published: 21 February 2018
There continues to be significant barriers to the flow of students from different social backgrounds into the corporate world that have gone unrecognised and unaddressed. Many groups of graduates need better preparation for navigating their way through the corporate recruitment maze - because it is not the level playing-field it’s assumed to be.
Published: 7 February 2018
Ask most working people; "what would happen if next month you were paid a week late? Could your bank account cover the shortfall as your regular payments left your account"? Or; "how would you cope with an unexpected major car expense or house repair"? Research from the UK Money Advice Service revealed that four-in-ten adults don't even have a modest £500 savings buffer, so such unexpected expenses have real impact.
Published: 13 September 2017
As A-Level results for 18-year-olds come out this week and recent graduates are setting out on their future paths, are universities and employers ready to understand the needs and inner strengths of the class of 2017? From Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards of the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Published: 19 August 2017
As an HR Consultant I work as a business partner with over 50 different schools and head teachers across Cumbria and Blackburn with Darwen - and this is what sparked my interest in becoming a governor. Claire Williams, ACIPD, explains why she enjoys sharing her professional skills by volunteering as a governor at St Bedes Catholic Primary School in Chorley, Lancashire.
Published: 17 July 2017