National Apprenticeship Week Ends – Any Impact?

Are appprenticeships an important way for young people to gain a productive foothold in their working life? Schools, colleges and employers as well as the young person have a role to play but so often apprenticeships are seen as ‘nice to do’ but fail to inspire and build the skills of the young person. Managers […]

Entitlement to request time off for training – motivating staff

Employee surveys and other sources have shown that staff feel more committed to their organisation if they believe that opportunities for training are available to them. That is so even if individuals do not take up such training. One may think therefore that that the new right to request time off for training would have […]