CBI calls for fresh
approach to skills
Business lobby group, the CBI, has set
out its ideas on skills reform. It says that
businesses know that people and skills
are at the heart of the UK's economic
With a good education and the right
skills, everyone has the best chance to
get a job and get on in their career.
The CBI's new report, In perfect harmony,
calls on businesses, the government and
learning providers to take a fresh
approach to skills in 2018. 28 skills
reforms in the last 30 years have
alienated firms, confused learning
providers and failed to deliver on skills
To design a stable national framework for
skills, the report urges policy makers,
businesses and providers to collaborate -
based on the government acting as a
regulator - to create an effective market
where supply and demand for skills
match. The current reform programme
can only meet skills needs if government
ensures it reflects businesses' views on
new T-Levels, apprenticeship reforms
and the National Retraining Partnership.
Learning in the
Employee engagement, the impact of
people management and driving
innovation today are discussed in a
paper published by Cornerstone on
The paper looks at the challenges facing
organisations today and how to develop a
learning strategy in the skills economy.
In an environment where the fight for
talent is ever present and where it is
paramount for businesses to have people
thriving in their organisation, learning is
more important than ever before.
The paper looks at
• Ways to create a culture of curiosity;
• How to change mindsets and
encourage self-driven development;
• How to be data curious and
• How to demonstrate imagination,
intelligence and innovation.
To download the paper, click here.