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The Open University and The Wheel Partner to Launch Free Leadership Development Learning Hub for Ireland's Charity and Community Sector

In an exciting new initiative aimed at bolstering the leadership capabilities within Ireland's charity and community sector The Open University (OU) in Ireland has partnered with The Wheel, the national association of charities, community organisations, and social enterprises. This collaboration marks the launch of a dedicated free learning hub on The Open University's OpenLearn platform.

12th July 2024

Harnessing young talent: interviews

Gen-Z currently make up 20% of the workforce, a number that will continue to grow. But recruiting and retaining the right young talent has been challenging. Furthermore, employers around the UK are reporting on a mismatch between their requirements and young people’s skills and readiness for the workplace.

12th July 2024
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Tackle skills shortages - Business Barometer 2024

The latest edition of an annual report published by The Open University, in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, has found that longstanding skill challenges remain which are hampering organisations in a number of ways.

11th July 2024

Close your skills gap, train leaders from within

Following the release of the 2024 Business Barometer report, Dr Haider Ali, Director of Microcredentials and Short Courses at The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law, explains how the OU can help businesses fill skills gaps by developing internal talent.

8th July 2024

Tips for recently appointed managers

Dr Inge Hill, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at The Open University’s Business School, shares practical insights for recent managers and those keen to update their knowledge in an interview.

8th July 2024

Delivering on the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan

Northampton NHS Trust

In 2023, the UK government released its NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, with some ambitious recruitment targets: growing the total workforce by 2.6-2.9% each year, including an extra 170,000-190,000 nurses by 2036/37. Apprenticeships will have an important role to play in achieving those targets.

27th June 2024

Business Barometer 2024: Connections Radio Interview

The most recent annual report published by The Open University in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce has revealed that persistent skill shortages are causing problems for organisations in various ways.

24th June 2024
Business Barometer 2024 report

New report: The Business Barometer 2024

The latest edition of an annual report published by The Open University, in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, has found that longstanding skill challenges remain which are hampering organisations in a number of ways.

19th June 2024
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Making nursing aspirations a reality

Risedale Estates was recently rated one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the UK. The Cumbria-based care provider has a ‘grow your own’ talent policy, with 25 employees having signed up to the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) programme since it started in 2018.

13th May 2024
Young business professionals

Employers report a values and skills mismatch with younger workers

Three in four (72%) of employers have seen a shift in young people’s (16-24-year olds) values and priorities in the workplace in the past three years, with over half (51%) attributing this to lack of work experience due to the pandemic, new survey has found.

22nd April 2024

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