SMEs need to get a better grip on productivity, Close Brothers Group suggests after analysing the thoughts of 1,400 UK, French and German decision makers.
The freefall in the number of new apprentices is one of the most depressing statistics I have read in a long time.
Tony Glass, VP and GM EMEA at Skillsoft, discusses the rapid evolution of the modern workforce and how this should be reflected in new approaches to learning and development.
Apprenticeships have gained a lot of press coverage in recent years, with many headlines wondering aloud if they could be the answer to solving the skills gap in the UK.
The global workforce is evolving rapidly and even more so for those at the cutting edge – developers, designers, digital creatives, IT professionals and those otherwise involved in driving the digital transformation of the business.
While the Institute of Directors (IoD) has been around for 114 years, new director general Stephen Martin is not resting on the organisation’s laurels – and has big plans for a membership body reflecting modern trends.
UK organisations are currently losing £100m every year because of job-related stress, depression and anxiety. This figure could rise if remote workers are poorly managed.
Talking to Bupa UK’s corporate director, Patrick Watt, for our “Mind Control” series unveils evidence of bosses hoping to eradicate a fear of speaking up about mental health issues.
If you asked a cross-section of business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs what their biggest challenge is, I’m confident you’d hear the same recurring thought: how to scale the business in a sustainable, predictable, yet profitable way, quickly.
Whether you’re a software company, retailer or in financial services, substandard delivery won’t cut it anymore. But to stay top of your game, you’ll need to recruit top talent – an endeavour often coming down to culture vs skills.
Having built and ran a variety of different companies, Jan Cavelle thinks the humble salesman is worth more than the economy gives them credit for – it’s just a case of better training.
As someone who has witnessed big change in his industry, Rob Hunter is an advocate of integrating some best practice into advertising to change the perception of agency life.