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Making Work Better: the future of HR

Our Make Work Better conference in September has so many sessions focused on what the workplace of the future will look like, including a dedicated session looking at the role of the people whose job it will be to help employers and employees navigate their way through these unchartered waters: HR. What does the future hold for this sector? And how can we make sure we’re ready for what’s coming?

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Banishing the Sunday Night Blues: Advice for Employers and Employees

Last year, Investors in People teamed up with the University of Exeter and Channel 4 to get some hard data on how much of a problem the Sunday Night Blues is for the UK workforce. The preliminary research was published earlier this year, and just recently Exeter University’s Exeter Expertise podcast Investors in People CEO, Paul Devoy, Professor Ilke Inceoglu, of the University of Exeter Business School , and Channel 4’s People Director, Kirstin Furber to find out more on the subject.

Connecting Professionals: How to develop a truly successful apprenticeship programme

Our “Connecting Professionals from the World of Apprenticeships” event saw over hundred people from a variety of industries come together to discuss and celebrate their efforts to #MakeWorkBetter for their apprentices. Read our summary of the event and what key speakers, Zii Nithiyananthan from Burberry and Anne Ashworth from Pearson had to share about their apprentice strategy.

How to Improve your Apprenticeship Programme

Improving your apprenticeship programme can help you attract more apprentices and more effectively support them on their journey so that everyone involved can get the most out of the apprenticeship scheme. But how do you do that? In this post, we’ll look at what changes you can make to enhance your apprenticeship scheme so that you can get better results from it and your apprentices.

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Demonstrating the benefits of an apprenticeship scheme

Hiring an apprentice is an investment in the future of your organisation, and one of the most important things you’ll need to do early on is get buy-in from all of your people. With so many different audiences, some of whom may need more convincing than others, where do you start? This guide aims to help you identify the needs of your different audiences, develop tailored arguments about the benefits of having an apprentice, and promote the positive impact of your apprenticeship scheme.

Employee engagement improvement plan

In simple terms, employee engagement is the emotional commitment that an employee has to their employer and their business goals. In parallel with this, employee

Five financial wellbeing mistakes to avoid

In the bigger scheme of workplace improvement and employee support, financial wellness programs are easy to implement – most employers already offer some type of



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