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The ‘great incorporation’ is here – record number of businesses set up in 2021

New research has revealed a record number of Brits launched their own business in 2021 with more than 810,000 new companies being incorporated.
Professional development

‘Insurmountable’ barriers to reskilling leave UK employees feeling trapped on their career path

New research reveals over two thirds (69%) of UK adults would reskill into a new field if given the opportunity, with almost half (42%) feeling unable to leave their current career path.
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Professional development

Hiring for Learning & Development professionals soars by 94% globally

More than two thirds (67%) of people across the UK are looking to move jobs this year.
One in four workers don't feel adequately trained
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One in four workers don’t feel adequately trained to do their jobs

One in four UK employees feel they haven’t received sufficient training to succeed in their roles. New research by LMS provider Digits suggests that only 73% of employees are confident that they have been properly trained to do their jobs. As many as one in six (16%) employees are unsure they’ve received enough training, and …

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UK employees want to upskill this year
Professional developmentWorkplace culture

70% of UK workforce want to upskill this year

Employers are being urged to make the most of a national appetite for workplace skills development, as new research shows 70% of the nation’s workforce are interested in upskilling in 2022.
Three quarters of employers optimistic about 2022 despite Omicron variant
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Three quarters of employers optimistic about 2022 despite Omicron variant

New research has found that almost three-quarters of employers (72%) are optimistic about the year ahead despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, including a quarter who feel ‘very optimistic’.
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