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Webinar: A HR and L&D roadmap for supporting employees in the climate emergency

As COP26 leaves its mark it's clear we are entering a pivotal time in terms of the climate change emergency, with implications for Learning & Development and HR leaders to support their employees through potential future change and disruption.

18th November 2021

Belfast-based IT company demonstrates proactive approach to skills challenges

The UK skills shortage is being felt across every sector, region and nation of the UK. In Northern Ireland, 69 per cent of employers report a skills shortage in their organisation, with nearly half (46%) saying their biggest challenge over the next five years will be their ability to find staff with the right skills. These findings are taken from The Open University’s (OU) latest Business Barometer report, published in partnership with The Institute of Directors (IoD).

5th November 2021

Whitepaper: Boosting HR’s psychological literacy to tackle future crises

With research suggesting an organisation’s level of psychological know-how can improve its response to disruption, this whitepaper will explore how business and HR leaders can draw upon psychological resources as part of their crisis management strategy.

4th November 2021

Employer webinar: How can HR and L&D equip employees to face the climate emergency?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is a crucial event for determining the fate of our planet, as world leaders come together to agree on actions for bringing climate change under control.

21st October 2021

Business Barometer 2021

Skills shortages revealed to be a long term strategic challenge for employers.

According to The Open University’s annual business report published in partnership with the Institute of Directors, UK employers are facing a skills shortage when it comes to hiring specialist, entry level talent.   

7th October 2021

Employer webinar on demand: Sustainable strategies for attracting talent

The Open University's Business Barometer report has been published in partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD). The report analyses the UK skills landscape, looking at the size, nature and impact of the skills gap across different nations, regions and sectors. The report is based on a survey of 1,500 UK employers across the public, private and third sectors.

1st October 2021

The Open University presents: Talent, It’s Our Future – Episode 5

In this edition of The Open University‘s ‘Talent, It's Our Future', Rhys Griffiths, the OU’s Business Relationship Manager in Wales, is joined by Sue Evans, CEO of Social Care Wales.

1st October 2021

Persistence pays off for determined Degree Apprentice Frances

Frances Mahony works as a Software Engineer for Shell Energy Retail and is a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprentice at The Open University. As a new recipient of Degree Apprenticeship Certificate of Merit from Tech Industry Gold, we caught up with Frances to talk about aspirations, opportunities and access to Higher Education via her Degree Apprenticeship.

30th September 2021

Open up your learning Podcast: Microcredentials

The Open University offers employers a range of ways to support employees in developing their confidence in learning and set them on a path to work and career-related qualifications. The ‘Open up your learning’ podcast series explores the different options available to employers. In this episode we take a look at microcredentials.

1st September 2021

Organisational Culture and the Role of IT – What will the ‘new normal’ look like?

Remote working, resilience and ransomware. These are three of the topics explored in the recent BCS Leaders Forum webinar: Organisational Culture and the Role of IT – What will the ‘new normal’ look like?

23rd August 2021

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