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Labour Market Intelligence

Using up-to-date Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) to inform decision making

Here the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership explains how it is attempting to use up to date Labour Market intelligence (LMI) to improve several areas in need of attention – especially in the aftermath of COVID-19.
retention in retail

How digital transformation is improving employee wellbeing and retention in retail

Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA at Fourth, says that retailers must turn to digital workforce management solutions if they wish to retain and attract staff.
apprenticeships and training

How COVID-19 is changing perceptions on apprenticeships and training

Jackie Denyer, MD and Founder, Professional Training Solutions, discusses why attitudes towards apprenticeships and training need to change after organisations realised that the UK workforce is ill-equipped to handle shortages, during the pandemic.
Mature students

Mature students must retrain to future proof their career chances

Professor Martin Jones, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Designate at Staffordshire University, discusses why it is important for mature students to retrain to future proof their career chances.
employee development

The long-term lens on employee development and wellbeing in the workplace

Here, Mark Creighton, CEO of Avado, speaks on the urgent need to overhaul our skills system and focus on the youth of tomorrow, ensuring they have the capabilities needed to thrive as we enter a new phase of hybrid working.
tech careers

Why schools are failing female students for success in tech careers

Holly Smith, Senior Solutions Consultant, Databricks, explores why our current education system still falls short in helping female students navigate careers in tech.
communication and information systems, computing

Computing, communication & information systems

Nina Amla with Joydip Kundu and Fernanda Pembleton from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), provide an in-depth look at computing, communication and information systems.
hr marketing

HR marketing in a health organisation

Laura Kirschbacher, Corporate Communications, Pfalzklinikum, details how to establish HR marketing within a health organisation, in this project report.
impact of COVID-19 on researchers

Survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on researchers

Findings from a survey carried out between February and March 2021 reveal the impact of COVID-19 on researchers.
youth skills

World Youth Skills Day: How has the pandemic affected the future of the tech...

In recognition of World Youth Skills Day, a group of technology industry leaders discuss the impact of the pandemic on young people, and in particular what this is going to hold for the future of the technology industry.
recruitment challenges

Fixing recruitment challenges in social care – it’s not about pay

Sally Bibb, strengths and talent expert, and Amanda Kelly, adult and children’s social care lead at PA Consulting, explore how the social care sector can be fixed by introducing a strengths-based approach to the recruitment process.
careers advice

How can VR help students make career decisions?

BTEC Quality Nominee, careers co-ordinator and music teacher, Emma Gaukroger from Greenwood Academy discusses how technology can help students with careers guidance.
career plan

The next milestone in our career plan

Dr Gabriela Whitehead, Head of Digital Transformation and Process Management at GISMA Business School describes the next milestone in our career plan.
postgraduate study

The importance of lifewide learning in post-pandemic careers

As the working world is changing forever, Nicola Urquhart, Lecturer in Careers and Employability at the University of Kent, explains in National Careers Week why post-graduate study is the key to future professional development.
mothers

Helping mothers return to work is a gender equality issue

Michaela Bruckmayer, analyst and Joanna Hofman, associate director at RAND Europe, discusses how taking a career break to have children comes with a cost to women in the EU and how thinking needs to change to best tackle the issue.
disadvantaged women

Does working from home disadvantage women?

Professor Patricia Lewis of Kent Business School discusses how the COVID-19 lockdown has disadvantaged women working from home whilst caring for their children.
research and innovation in South Africa

A spotlight on science, research and innovation in South Africa

Open Access Government charts the priorities of the National Research Foundation when it comes to science, research and innovation in South Africa, at home and abroad.
culture of access

A culture of access: How recruiting disabled talent helps businesses thrive

Here, Jonathan Moore of Webster Wheelchairs, discusses the benefits of creating a culture of access for employees with disabilities in the workplace.
women in technology

Women in technology: Closing the gender gap once and for all

Following the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, this year 12 female technology professionals shared their advice and perspectives as to how we can close the gender gap once and for all.
career in construction

How can we encourage more girls to consider a career in construction?

Here, Jane Bulmer, Director at Cleveland Containers discusses how we can start to encourage girls from a young age, to consider a career in construction.

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