UK Human Resource Development Articles
13 April 2018 - A newly-published report by the think tank Reform correctly identifies some of the issues raised by the Apprenticeship Levy but is wide of
the mark on three counts.
September 1 2016 - If the people who are supposed to hold the reigns of the business world are unsure of their ground, how on earth must young people feel when faced with
the prospect of getting on the corporate job ladder?
August 8 2013 - A strategic internship programme can give you the satisfaction of training
future employees for a successful, enjoyable career.
July 30 2013 - When managed with transparency and care, business internships create a win-win situation. Properly managed
interns gain confidence and priceless work experience, and the advantages of taking on a good intern are innumerable.
August 1 2012 - Organizations seek the best talent. We target individuals that stand out and assume they bring with them
the talent shown in previous posts. If they fail to perform at the level we anticipate, HR managers and the board are left wondering what went wrong.
December 13 2011 - Graduate unemployment is at a record level but many organizations say they cannot
find the right talent.
September 8 2010 - 15 per cent of UK organizations have no measures in place to assess the impact
of coaching or mentoring programmes and 68 per cent do not use this approach to address corporate objectives.
August 18 2010 - Employers are failing to provide enough places on schemes that provide on-the-job training, according to the TUC.
March 31 2010 - According to CEDEFOP (The European Centre for the Development of Vocational
Training) most of the projected 8.5 new jobs created in Europe over the next ten years will be in knowledge- and
skill-intensive occupations, including high level management and technical jobs.
March 25 2010 - Almost five million people participated in a Learning and Skills Council
funded Further Education course in 2008/09 according to figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
April 11 2008 - Good employees are the greatest asset for any organisation and to invest in them provides a
definite return on investment, adding value to the company as a whole. Sarah Alsop head of operations at leading
global recruiters Source People discusses how companies like McDonald's are 'supersizing' their workforce through professional development.
April 6 2008 - The Film Industry Training Board has been set up to enhance skills development in the UK film industry. This is the first
industrial training board to be launched in two decades.
February 27 2008 - A significant number of minority groups are disadvantaged with regard to training
provision in workplaces with Investors in People (IiP) accreditation compared to those without the award.
January 17 2007 - A recent survey survey of in-house training professionals by The Ken Blanchard Companies
finds that senior managers are undermining the training programmes they have asked for
November 28 2006 - A new report from the CIPD finds that despite Government
efforts, take-up of apprenticeships by large employers remains limited.
September 27 2006 - New research by the CIPD finds that despite a dramatic growth in the use of coaching in organizations in recent years, very few are using supervision to support their coaches and to get the best value from their coaching services.
September 5 2006 - The report entitled '2020 vision for skills' is a
response to the review of skills needs for 2020, called for by Chancellor of Exchequer
Gordon Brown in his 2004 budget.
25 March 2006 - Toyota has officially opened its European Global Production Centre
(E-GPC) in the grounds of its UK production facility at Burnaston, Derbyshire this week.
The E-GPC is a 'train the trainer' centre where future trainers from Toyota's European plants
will be taught production and maintenance skills
7 December 2005 - Four out of 5 new graduates from Scottish universities
and colleges are taking jobs in Scotland - and 90% of Scottish graduates are doing so.
3 August 2005 - The CIPD has developed a Certificate in the
Psychology of Management designed to help those involved
in managing people to understand employee
behaviour and offer alternative and practical
ways of achieving change.
10 June 2005 - A quarter of British office workers blame their 'David
Brent' style bosses for holding back their development, according to recent research conducted for
the online learning specialist, SkillSoft.
18 January 2005 - The British small business sector has a long-standing reputation for poor training levels but there
are considerable variations between the smallest (micro-enterprises)
and larger SMEs.
21 May 2004 - Interactive, experiential techniques have great potential to achieve sustainable and tangible business benefits, says Mark Mortimer.
8 May 2004 - A recent CIPD study shows that coaching is increasingly popular as a means
of promoting learning and development.
7 May 2004 - Most large organisations talk about Talent Management as part of their wider strategy. It is a crucial way of securing, developing and motivating people with the right skills and approaches to meet business objectives, says Ed Hurst, Head of Consultancy at ASE
30 April 2004 - Businesses in the financial services sector have been more successful
in the implementation of e-learning than firms in any other industry, according to
research by e-learning provider SkillSoft.
27 April 2004 - Two reports show that union learning reps have
encouraged 25,000 fellow workers to try some form of workplace learning in the year since
learning representatives were given new legal rights to promote learning at work.
26 April 2004 - Greater confidence in the economy, along with fears of
skills shortages, is leading to more concerted investment in training and development.
26 February 2004 - A report from the Institute for Employment
Studies, shows that most graduates think it was worthwhile.