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3
Jun

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution will Reshape Staff Training

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and it’s characterised by the rise in automation and the growth and importance of the Internet of Things. Industries are becoming more automated day-by-day; we can see this from the use of automated chatbots for customer service and machinery doing jobs which people used to do. With industries self-managing or fully automated, the

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3
Jun

Why you need to ensure your Employees are GDPR trained

The news regularly reports worrying data breaches and sophisticated security scams outwitting even the biggest companies out there, so when it comes to your firm, a good understanding of cybersecurity and the legislation around it is essential. Similarly, ensuring your employees are adequately trained in the GDPR legislation is important for protecting your company. Defining GDPR GDPR stands for General

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3
Jun

The Importance of a Staff Training Policy

As a company who specialises in skills and training development, it’s a given that we recommend all employers have a staff training policy, but why is it a good idea?  You cannot underestimate the importance and value of good staff training and having a policy to directly manage and ensure training schedules and protocols helps to ensure training never becomes

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3
Jun

Apprenticeship Wages: Considerations for Employers

Employing an apprentice is something you have to factor into your training and employment budget, so looking at the wages you offer is important. Apprentices give smaller companies the chance to invest in much needed new employees as well as potentially giving a younger person the chance to gain work experience. The wages you offer your apprentices can be dictated

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3
Jun

The Apprenticeship Levy and your Existing Staff

Making the most out of the funding available to your business is something we should all strive to do. While apprentices are often considered entry-level and new to the company, often school leavers, apprenticeships are much more versatile than this. Apprenticeship qualifications range from level 1 to level 8, with the higher-level courses reaching very advanced level and even degree

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3
Jun

Pride Month 2021: How can you support your LGBTQ+ Staff?

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is upon us and every year it’s a chance for all employers to show their colleagues the inclusive nature of their business and commitment to being as welcoming an environment as possible. For LGBTQ+ employees and potential employees inclusion is key to feeling at happy at work or being able to employee to a specific company. Let’s

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3
Jun

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill Published

The Government published their new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in May 2021 and it impacts on many in the skills and education sector, changing some of the legislative powers and providing wider scope for training providers to offer different qualifications. Below we’re looking at what is included in the new Bill. Local Skills Improvement Plans The new Bill has

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3
Jun

What happens at the End of your Apprenticeship?

Coming to the end of an apprenticeship can be a daunting moment, you may have plans for the future, or you may just be considering your next move. The day you began your apprenticeship may seem a long time ago and you may not have had a solid career plan back then, but now, it’s time to think about your

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11
May

Women in Management: How Tides are Changing for Senior Women

Globally, more women are finding themselves in senior management roles, growing to 29% in 2019 and remaining the same in 2020. The same research also found that 87% of global midmarket firms have at least one woman in a senior management role and this is a positive step forward if we want to change the equilibrium and step towards a

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11
May

The Future for Women in Tech

The outlook for women in technology is not as bright as it should be, according to some recent reports. Research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research found just 1-in-6 technology specialists in the UK are women and only 1-in-10 are IT leaders. There has been growth in the number of women taking technology and IT roles

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