Starts This week Skills Minister Rt Hon Ann Milton MP announced new government plans to support students at schools and colleges across the country. The new Careers Strategy outlines funding and policy plans to ensure that young people have the best understanding of, and access to information concerning their future careers.
Investors in People research shows perceptions of apprenticeships remain poor 37% of parents wouldn’t encourage their children to pursue an apprenticeship For 58% of young people, pay is the most important factor in deciding whether to pursue an apprenticeship
At this year’s Princess Royal Training Awards, four IIP Platinum accredited companies achieved recognition for investing in the training and development opportunities within their organisations.
Investors in People receives Living Wage accreditation for the first time Real Living Wage to rise to £8.75 and £10.20 in London
Investors in People promotes its updated Health & Wellbeing Award for organisations looking to implement and develop long-term support strategies for employees A series of exciting events aimed at informing stakeholders, the IIP community and beyond about the business benefits of catering for employee wellbeing
• National employee survey reveals a 10% year-on-year increase in staff looking to jump ship with over half of workers (59%) considering changing jobs in 2017• Confidence in the jobs market has bounced with 10% now reporting it has significantly improved since last year, up from 5% in 2016 outlook
Plans have been revealed for Investors in People to be established as a new independent Community Interest Company (CIC) from 1 February 2017, a move which will enhance the organisation’s ability to deliver for employees, businesses and communities.
• 8 in 10 of women (83%) in full time employment believe gender discrimination is still present in the workplace.• Almost half of women (45%) think they have personally experienced discrimination in the workplace because of their gender.• The good news is that statistics have dropped by 5% since our poll in 2015, although it is clear there is still a long way to go.
NEARLY half of the UK workforce will be looking for new jobs in 2016, with one in 5 workers already actively job hunting, according to new research from Investors in People.
Poor people management is hitting the efficiency of UK businesses by an average of eight per cent, costing UK PLC £84bn a year.