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With the skill crisis threatening the economic recovery, employers are encouraged to link volunteering with learning and development strategies.
A new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, unveils a framework to get more employees and employers volunteering to help young people get into work.
While the UK can currently boast of economic recovery, the skill crisis that many businesses estimate could hit within the next year, continues to threaten the …Read more
The identity crisis is one that is woven into every youngster’s childhood. Little girls toys are ones that are more-often-than-not associated with their traditional gender roles; the kitchen, the push chair, the play house; the vanity mirror - all are manufactured in the same hot pink plastic and scream “this is your life”.
While women are increasingly ready to avoid their traditional roles in favour of a more business orientated lifestyle, there are still some barriers they …Read more
A political context
From a pragmatic point of view, there are very few positive implications likely to materialise should Scotland vote yes. The concept of a William Wallace-type freedom may be tantalising, but it’s far from sustainable from a UK point of view.
When the BBC patrolled the streets of Scotland, votes were a mixed bag, but it did appear evident that the Scottish public were keen to step away from a Tory government with one gentleman saying he’s “fed up of …Read more
It’s no secret that the glamour of the 1950s pinup-style actress holding her lipstick stained cigarette while oozing sex appeal may be the original cause of a smoking generation. In light of scientific discovery uncovering a host of health issues including the big C, there is now a righteous stigma attached to the recreational habit.
The habit is now more generally associated with ill health, poor hygiene and a lack of self-respect which is a far cry from the associated image of the 1950 …Read more
It has been over a decade since the first equality audit was carried out in order to highlight the importance for businesses to embrace a more diverse workforce whilst ensuring that all individuals are presented with equal opportunities.
The audit carried out by the TUC found that all affiliated unions are running targeted recruitment campaigns at LGBT workers. This marks an impressive increase from just 38% of unions in 2011.
General Secretary at TUC, Frances O’Grady, said: “I& …Read more