Work Place Learning Centre News Archive

What makes strategic thinking successful?

29-Sep-2010

   A series of innovative research projects at Saïd Business School, Oxford University is providing valuable insights into how strategy happens in practice within organisations Professor Richard Whittington is working with colleagues within the School and beyond to explore... Read More...

Business urged to build stronger links with education to improve employability of students

28-Sep-2010

The Education and Employers Taskforce, an independent charity, is planning the first ever national campaign for business leaders to visit state schools and colleges during the week of the 18 – 22 October 2010.   This ‘call to action’ is a chance for bosses from private,... Read More...

Managers play key role in ending long term sickness absence

27-Sep-2010

New guidance has been launched to help managers support people returning to work after long-term sickness and prevent workers with health problems falling out of employment altogether. The guidance, produced by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), the Chartered... Read More...

Apprenticeships work for employers and apprentices

24-Sep-2010

It is GCSE results week and another year of increased pass rates at higher grades is expected, but when students review their options many are predicted to decide that the tradition next steps of A levels followed by university may not be the best way to start a career. As this year’s A... Read More...

Skills crisis looms if immigration is capped

23-Sep-2010

Abrupt introduction of a cap on net migration would lead to major UK skills problem, says the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD, in response to quarterly migration figures.   The sharp fall in the number of work-related visas in the past year offers further evidence... Read More...

Think before you click send

22-Sep-2010

A survey of 2,000 people reported by the Daily Telegraph has identified that 20% of office workers admit to sending an inappropriate email in the heat of the moment. A third of respondents also admitted to pressing reply to all, when they had intended to only press rely. One in ten also... Read More...

Learning in store: Bharti's enthusiasm wins her ULR award of the Year

21-Sep-2010

Bharti Dhamecha works on the tills at Primark in Leeds. She is also instrumental in encouraging her colleagues to improve their English and maths and is setting up a skills swap-shop in the shop's canteen.   It is thanks to her that the store's management has opened up a scheme which pays... Read More...

Union Learn announce Right to Request Training suvey results

20-Sep-2010

Union Learn have sent a big thank you to the 623 union reps who replied to their survey on the right to request time to train. The survey results revealed: A growing level of activity to promote the right to trade union members and employers: 35% have raised policy and procedural... Read More...

Join the Workplace Learning Centre Team

01-Sep-2010

Join the Work Place Learning Centre team of Sales Agents –Major Clients   Abeceder is looking for direct sales agents to support the launch of the new Abeceder web shop Work Place Learning Centre. Abeceder managing director Michael Millward said when launching the search... Read More...


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