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Identifying women suffering from domestic verbal abuse

New research* from beauty company Avon and the NO MORE Foundation, reveals that one in five women are consistently subjected to verbal abuse by an intimate partner.

Contributor: Angela Cretu | Published: 1 December 2021

Many British frontline workers fear job loss from reporting workplace issues

To read the full report visit: https://safetyculture.com/ebooks/feedback-from-the-field/.   SafetyCulture’s new mobile-first ‘issues’ feature is available now via iAuditor for free. For information on how organizations can get started and gain real-time insight into what is happening in the field visit:https://safetyculture.com/issues/.

Contributor: Darren Winterford, SafetyCulture | Published: 13 November 2021

Businesses across the UK recognised by HRH The Princess Royal for excellence in training and development in 2021

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds, awards employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in measurable business impact over the last 12 months. Recipients include those that have used training to adapt to changing business needs and national skills shortages throughout the pandemic.

Contributor: Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive - City & Guilds Group | Published: 23 August 2021

In the face of skills shortage, the silver talent drain is a worrying trend

Steve Butler, Chief Executive at Punter Southall Aspire isays employers must stop neglecting the over 55s and invest in their training and coaching as they still have a significant contribution to make. Steve says, “One in three employees will be over 50 by 2025[ii]. They make up an important part of the workforce and have vital skills and experience employers want to retain. “Companies should be focusing on employees at all stages of their working lives, and not forget that older workers benefit from training and development to keep their skills up to date so they can continue working for as long as they wish.

Contributor: Steve Butler, CEO - Punter Southall Aspire | Published: 13 August 2021

Digital training gap: Just 14% of retail workers receive training on mobile devices

Report revealed that almost half (47%) of retail staff wanted training to be delivered digitally, while almost three quarters (74%) said they would welcome mobile training. However, currently, just 14% receive training via a mobile or app, demonstrating a growing digital training gap experienced by retail frontline workers. 

Contributor: Fabrice Haiat, CEO - YOOBIC | Published: 1 May 2021

Why surging UK tech investment is failing to deliver

Three quarters of UK businesses (72%) increased their overall investment in tech tools, talent and training by an average of £1.48 million in 2020, but with only a quarter of IT decision makers (27%) satisfied with their employees’ abilities to use these new technologies properly, businesses are not yet seeing return on their investments.

Contributor: Dominic Harvey, Director - CWJobs | Published: 12 March 2021

Many frontline retail staff lack training for COVID-19 conditions

Original research of over 2,000 frontline workers showed that while 87% of UK retail store associates have confidence in their own ability to do their job effectively, over a third (35%) said they felt underprepared to perform their role in the current environment - rising to 40% among grocery staff and supermarket workers.

Contributor: Carol Leaman, CEO and Co-Founder - Axonify | Published: 2 October 2020

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Macmillan launches new Cancer and Your Workplace Webinars

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched new virtual Cancer and Your Workplace Masterclasses to help line managers and HR professionals support employees affected by cancer. With three-quarters of a million people living with cancer in the UK currently in work, Macmillan wants to ensure that all employers feel equipped to provide high quality support.

Contributor: Liz Egan, Working Through Cancer Programme Lead - Macmillan Cancer Support | Published: 2 September 2020