Snapshot on youth unemployment – recent campaigns and reports

The reasons behind youth unemployment

Although employment figures have been improving in the past few months the number of young unemployed people remains stubbornly high.  A number of reasons have been put forward why this might be – everything from the attitudes and behaviours of young people through to schools not preparing their pupils for the very different world of work.  Over the past few months we have been working with The Economist Intelligence Unit on a number of articles looking at the issue of youth unemployment: what might be the reasons; how is the government responding and what are UK businesses doing to help bring in and nurture their future talent pipelines.  You can access the articles here

The articles created some real interest and debate on our new LinkedIn group, why not take a look here?

Ability x Skills + (Knowledge) = the right formula for change?

One area where time in school might be saved to teach those all important soft skills such as team working and communication is by splitting the maths curriculum into practical/functional maths and technical maths. Those studying practical maths could free up time for other subjects whilst those wanting to take maths further could study the technical maths curriculum. We explored this further in a report we commissioned which can be accessed here.

Working with Personnel Today

We’ve also been working with Personnel Today on a series of articles looking at some of the emerging trends in the world of training and development. The articles are available here and cover such topics as Apprenticeships, staff engagement and the increasing use of technology to deliver training.