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What are the management behaviours we hate most?

Highly qualified ‘accidental managers’ with no formal management training especially reluctant to acquire new skills say HR chiefs

Contributor: Mark Botha Chief Executive - Paragon Skills | Published: 21 February 2020

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One-in-three firms provide zero training and development

Shockingly, the results found that nearly a third (30 percent) of workplaces don’t offer employees the opportunity to learn new skills or invest time in development, and that almost one in ten (9 percent) workers last invested time in learning new skills for the workplace five years ago. 

Contributor: Mike Price | Published: 24 February 2019

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“Train me or I’m off”!

It is HR employees that place the most importance on workplace training, with 8 in 10 (80 percent) saying they’d leave a job with no development opportunities, and 4 in 10 (40 percent) saying they had done so in the past. Despite the importance of training to employees, there is a shortfall in what employers are providing.

Contributor: James Kinsella | Published: 12 February 2019

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Starbucks closes 8000 US branches for racial bias training

Business in the Community’s Race at Work report found that less than half of UK employers conduct equality, diversity and inclusion training. Our recent ‘Is Britain Biased?’ research, found that 18-24 year olds have the highest racial bias in the UK compared to other age groups.

Contributor: Sandra Kerr | Published: 19 April 2018

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Millions of pounds of apprenticeship levy money is unused

According to new research by Evolve Learning Group Ltd and West London College only one in three (32 percent) of employers who qualify for the levy are taking advantage of it to train new and existing staff, suggesting that much of the levy is going untapped.

Contributor: Garry Phillips | Published: 27 September 2017