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COVID-19: Changing the way we learn forever?

Pre-Coronavirus, we were already seeing a movement away from traditional instructor-led (‘classroom’) training towards digital learning, but now it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making some permanent changes to the way organisations l...


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Apprentices are “living on borrowed time”, says Covid-19 impact survey

Training providers are making remarkable efforts during the lockdown to keep training apprentices and other learners on government skills programmes. An extraordinary 81% of current apprentices are still actively learning after providers executed...


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Research reveals workplace safety and health implications of outsourcing

Workplace safety and health challenges arising from outsourcing have been revealed as part of a new study by Cranfield University. The new study, funded by IOSH, saw researchers explore how outsourcing practices vary when working with different ty...


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First ever LGBT apprenticeships guide launched

Unionlearn, the learning and skills organisation of the TUC, has launched the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusive guide to apprenticeships. The new guide, published during LGBT History Month and National Apprenticeship We...


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IWFM launches "Impact Awards 2020"

Entries are now open for the new-look IWFM Impact Awards 2020. The Industry awards are back for their 20th year, with five new categories, including a focus on wellbeing, positive climate action, collaboration and social value. The awards are...


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69% of managers’ work will be automated by 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots are rapidly making headway into the workplace. By 2024, Gartner, Inc. predicts that these technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager&r...