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HRD champions the “Critical steps to building an agile and resilient workforce in these challenging economic times”

When it come to the critical steps to building an agile and resilient workforce and unlocking the future potential, along with innovation, decision-making, speed-to-action and finding the right balance between testing business reach and maintaining core values has never been more important in the present workplace. On the 8th December HRD will be holding its next roundtable debate to discuss, digest and come up with solutions to these key issues.

Contributor: theHRDIRECTOR | Published: 22 November 2022

How well are employers adapting to a changing work landscape?

A new report brings employers practical insights on why and how to embed essential skills into their businesses. It draws on years of research by professionals and academics as well as practical experience, with case studies from a range of employers such as PwC and HS2 that have leveraged a structured approach to skills in order to boost their recruitment, learning & development and outreach or CSR.

Contributor: Eleanor Collard - Skills Builder Partnership | Published: 25 September 2022

Hire for potential spikes as skills shortages bite

Leader in workforce solutions and specialist recruitment, Hays, has revealed that as skills shortages bite – four-fifths (80%) of employers would consider hiring staff based on their aptitude with the intention of upskilling them.

Contributor: Simon Winfield, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland | Published: 4 August 2022

Existing hiring methods exacerbating skills crisis and social mobility divide

88% of HR and talent managers have screened candidates out of their hiring process because of a lack of experience, yet 67% say selecting for experience reduces the size and diversity of their talent pool, further exacerbating the skills crisis.

Contributor: Robert Newry, CEO and co-founder - Arctic Shores | Published: 5 May 2022

Introverted entrepreneurs outnumber extroverts by more than two to one

The UK is a nation of intro-preneurs, according to new research by Virgin Money. A third (36%) of entrepreneurs surveyed described themselves as being an introvert, compared to just 15% who said they are an all-out extrovert.

Contributor: Graeme Sands - Virgin Money | Published: 10 December 2021

Businesses suffering due to lag in data skills training

A new research by  the analytics automation company Alteryx, has today revealed a  core discrepancy between the accelerated pace of digital transformation and the provision of the foundational skills needed to deliver it. Despite workers’ confidence in providing business value through their data skills, the research calls future digital competiveness into question due to stalled digital upskilling in recent months.

Contributor: Richard Timperlake, Senior Vice President, EMEA - Alteryx | Published: 16 October 2021

Female entrepreneurship is booming since pandemic

Coursera, Inc. (NYSE: COUR), one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, has released a new study that examines the pandemic’s impact on skills and learning trends among women. The Women and Skills Report compares pre-pandemic enrollment and performance data with trends observed on the Coursera platform since the onset of the pandemic through June 2021. Women in the UK are learning online at higher rates compared to pre-pandemic, representing 52% of new learners in 2021, up from 46% in 2019, according to Coursera data. This places the UK at 7th globally in terms of highest number of women learners, with more women also participating in certificate training programs aimed at entry-level digital jobs.

Contributor: Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO - Coursera | Published: 14 September 2021

SEO is the most desirable skill in marketing

Verblio’s 2021 digital agency survey provides a unique insight into the industry during the past year including content creation during Covid-19, the secrets of content success and hiring, skills and the most popular tools. Key findings include: Demand for content increased for 71% of agencies SEO is the most desirable skill in the industry 67% of agencies have hired during the pandemic, however 51% have struggled to find employees with the skills they need, 52% said that they have struggled to find contractors with the skills they need and 39% are concerned about a skills gap in the industry Asana is the top tool for content success in the industry 18% of marketers admit to buying links Agencies gained an average of 9 clients and lost just under 4 over the past year 75% expect continued growth into 2021 and beyond Blog posts (61%), landing pages (42%) and social media posts (35%) are the most profitable content types Social media posts (79%), email newsletters (65%) and outreach (27%) are the most popular promotion tactics Blog posts (61%), landing pages (47%) and video (43%) are the best content to invest in

Contributor: Steve Pockross, CEO - Verblio | Published: 17 August 2021