The Great Business Debate is today having a special focus on what businesses are doing across the UK to help people get on in work.
Why is this important issue? Well, let’s just look at the facts. People are a business’s most valuable asset. Worth £17.61 trillion in 2013, that’s more than twice as much as machinery or buildings.
A business’s employees are key to helping it to grow and compete. And because 90% of today’s workforce will still be in the jobs market in the next decade, businesses need to make sure they are getting the most out of all their employees to keep growing.
Throughout the day we’ll be updating this page with case studies from companies including Freeths, RPC law firm, and the Supply Chain Academy as well as providing some of the most popular blogs on the topic.
We’ll be looking at key issues, such as how companies can ensure they attract a diverse range of talent to their organisations, and showing just what companies are doing to help their employees progress in their work.
Take a look at the content below and let us know what you think @bizdebate and in the comments below.
- News item: CBI on why progression is critical to increased productivity
- Case Study:Kwame Ofosu-Osei writes about how RSA supporting employees to fulfil their potential through their fast track programme
- News item: can higher skills for employees fill the skills shortage? Read the CBI’s take here.
- Case Study: Law firm RPC write about how they are opening up access to attract diverse talent
- Case Study: Supply Chain Academy write about how they worked with Uniserve to help create a learning culture amongst their staff
- Case study: Freeths explain how they are investing in future leaders of the business
Click on the images below to see what business thinks!