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

Future employees need international skills to secure work

UK students who study abroad are 9 per cent more likely to gain a 1st or 2:1 degree, as employers urge students to secure international skills.

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.


‘Traineeships’ to be introduced to develop work skills

A new government programme will be set up with the intention of equipping young people with the skills they need to compete for apprenticeships and other jobs.


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.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.