Value of University Degrees in Decline for Small Businesses

Survey reveals that small businesses are worried about youth workforce with 54% blaming government and education 75% of small businesses believe degrees have less value than 10 years ago, according the latest survey conducted by Sandler Training. As current graduates enter the UK job market, the shift in attitude presents a growing concern for jobseekers as 58% of the private sector workforce are currently employed by the small business community. In addition, although currently graduates and apprentices are almost equal in hiring appeal among small businesses, those surveyed predict that in five years they will be hiring 20% more apprentices but only 7% more graduates. The survey also revealed that 83% of business owners are worried about youth employment, especially as unemployment rates... »

IIP (Construction, Education, Finance, Retail Sectors)

Everyone agrees that people are an organisation’s greatest asset, and we all know that for an organisation to succeed everyone has to perform well. It doesn’t matter what size or type of organisation you are, the Investors in People Standard is there to help you improve the way you work. What is Investors in People? The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation’s performance through its people. Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisations, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. Since it was developed the Standard has been reviewed every three years to ensure that it remains relevant, ac... »