Can businesses make the new apprenticeship levy work?

Apprenticeships

Employers are still evaluating the full impact of the apprenticeship levy, seen by some as a tax and by others as a new training opportunity

Debunking the sales ‘boys’ club’

Sales boy club

Attracting women into sales is a challenge being addressed by notable individuals and firms, but sales remains a male-dominated profession

Avoiding generational generalisations

Forza Football’s Gothenburg office houses a games room, shuffleboard table and ball pit

Office spaces are increasingly being designed to suit purpose rather than pander to gimmicky fads to attract younger staff

How to get the best from workspaces

Google’s planned London headquarters near King’s Cross, designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group

Business leaders must put a value on how workplaces foster morale and a shared vision, and provide the spaces needed to achieve their aims

Engaging the disengaged leaders is key to employee engagement

Business leader looking out of window

The pivotal importance of engaged leadership must not be overlooked in the drive to achieve employee engagement

Employers that help staff prepare for retirement can avoid low productivity

Two groups of employees sitting down

Ensuring staff save enough for retirement can engage employees and avoid low productivity among those who cannot afford to give up work

Ambitious apprenticeships targets need new mindsets

vocational education

The Apprenticeship Levy will create opportunities for thousands of young people nationwide, though a change in attitudes is vital for meaningful change

Apprenticeships - More than just a business expense

apprenticeships professionals

While the payment basics of the Levy are pretty straightforward, businesses will only reap the rewards of apprenticeships with a robust strategy