Employee skills


Employers look for workers with soft skills as they struggle to fill talent gap

Soft skills like openness to change are becoming more desirable as the technical skills gap continues to tighten. Here are the employee characteristics that bosses are most interested in.

Employing & managing staff

Building a highly-skilled future workforce

Here, Lauren Brown of Developing the Young Workforce West Lothian discusses how forward-thinking businesses have an opportunity to inspire and develop a highly-skilled future workforce.


Revealed: The scariest workplace tasks, according to office workers

With Halloween spooking office workers across the country, new research reveals the scariest office tasks that employees have to do.


Unsung heroes of the office are worth £525 million a year to UK SMEs

Trainline for Business has revealed that the unsung heroes of the workplace, or ‘Office Oracles’, who book business travel, fix printers, and manage the conference call system, are worth £525 million annually to SMEs, with those working within the technology sector worth the most.

Employing & managing staff

What type of employee are you?

There will be many types of people that you will have to work with in your career. Check out this infographic to find out which type of employee you are.

Business management

Guide to effectively capturing your employees’ skills

Here, we take a look at how you as a small business owner can harness the power of your employees skills to improve your business.


Senior decision makers reveal people skills are an employee’s most valuable asset

People skills are an employee’s most valuable asset when hiring new staff, according to a survey of 500 senior decision makers.

Business management

How small businesses can close the soft skills gap

Louize Clarke discusses the role that soft skills play in the often under-resourced small business environment and how business owners can be mindful of developing their own, as well as recruiting them into their own businesses.


Soft skills lacking among job candidates 

Four fifths of people no longer have the necessary interpersonal skills for business life, a study suggests.


Next generation workforce lacking basic skills

The Forum of Private Business has warned that schools must do more to make youngsters more attractive to future employers.


SMEs suffer skills shortage

Almost half of businesses struggle to recruit the right staff, research finds.


CBI: Triple science GCSE will boost employee skill set

Secondary school students adept in science should automatically be enrolled onto triple science GCSE, says the CBI.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience