Skills and training

Strengthening the British economy's backbone

Can strong, local institutions support the development of small firms? Julie Kenny, UKCES Commissioner and CEO of Pyronix, explains the latest UK Futures Programme competition. A significant proportion of small firms in the UK have relatively underdeveloped entrepreneurship and leadership …

Why employers shouldn’t forget about flexible workers

Flexible and atypical contracts – including temporary, casual and freelance work, along with the more controversial zero hours contracts – have garnered increasing media attention recently, with the issue of zero hours contracts in particular attracting criticism from all corners. …