employment skills

Why Hire an AI Engineer?

Artificial Intelligence is a term we’re hearing more and more of. It’s undeniable that artificial intelligence or AI and Machine Learning is taking over and becoming a part of our daily lives, from our entertainment and social interactions right through to the world of work. Experts predict that artificial intelligence will bring businesses into the […]

Why Businesses Should be Focusing on Upskilling Their Workforce

It’s undeniable that the way we work is about to undergo significant changes. After the corona virus has made working remotely the norm, businesses can’t expect to return to their pre-COVID ways of working. If the way a company operates evolves to meet changing attitudes, then employees will also have to adapt. As we prepare […]

Hot Topic – Should teenagers have Saturday jobs?

According to recent research, the number of young people aged 13-15 with a part time job has fallen by a fifth in the past five years alone. Permits are required to employ teenagers in this age bracket and the number of those issued has steadily decreased since 2012, across a huge 140 local authorities. Although […]

The Apprenticeship Levy – Infographic 2017

Our Apprenticeship Levy infographic details the main points you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how it will affect your business. Who pays for it? From April 2017, organisations with an annual payroll bill of over £3 million will have to pay 0.5% of their payroll into the levy pot. These costs can […]

5 tips on how to reduce costs during a skills shortage

Significant skills shortages in the UK are costing businesses in excess of £2 billion per year in higher salaries, recruitment fees and temporary staffing according to new research by the Open University. The Open University Business Barometer has found that 90% of UK-based businesses have struggled to recruit candidates with the relevant skills in the […]

Millennials in the workplace

Before I write anything else I’m sure many of you have made assumptions about me in your head (don’t worry we all do it) – I’m lazy, want to make my way to the top quickly without putting in the effort, am constantly in need of feedback before I can do anything else, and all […]

Older generations in the workplace

The UK workforce is getting older, a lot older. It’s estimated that by 2020 half the working population will be over 50. Yet Talent Works has uncovered evidence which suggests employers aren’t doing enough to nurture and develop this increasingly fundamental section of the workforce. Some of the figures showing the trend towards an older […]

GenUp – Diversity and Inclusion

I’ve been researching diversity issues for the past 7 years. My Masters concentrated on cultural studies and transnational issues, looking at Paul Spickard’s Almost All Aliens, Bhikhu Parekh’s Rethinking Multiculturalism or Andrew Gable’s Britishness: Perspectives on the British Question. In 2016 this is surprisingly topical again as issues around Britishness and what it means to […]