The UK Government is currently rolling out its flagship Skills Bootcamps initiative across England, including in York and North Yorkshire. Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving residents of England the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and, for those seeking new work, a fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
In our area, the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is investing significant funds to support individuals and businesses develop the higher level and specialised digital skills that will play a vital contribution to raising our local productivity levels. Training includes 15 digital specialisms, each opening a door to an exciting new career path with significant opportunities.
Attracting and retaining top talent that will drive your business forward is a high priority for any business looking to grow.
Employee turnover is a costly challenge, so creating an appealing workplace culture and offering opportunities for development can be key to establishing a motivated and dedicated workforce.
We can point you in the right direction for HR, people and skills support. Whether you’re a small business looking for HR support or a startup wanting to recruit an employee, our experts can provide you with the help and advice you need.
We provide advice and support on:
● Recruitment and expanding your workforce
Information and guidance to support you to employ someone to work for you.
● Employee training and development
Providing skills support for employees to train and develop their workforce is key to retaining talent and nurturing business growth.
● Employee rights and responsibilities
Employees of a company or individual are entitled to statutory employment rights at work – make sure you know what they are.
● Your legal obligations
Some HR policies are required by law, even for small businesses. Having a well-developed and clearly written HR policy creates a positive work culture and minimises legal risk.
Certain aspects of HR can be a daunting prospect for businesses, with serious consequences for getting things wrong.
Developing the skills and knowledge required to handle things properly takes time – so whether you’re starting a new business or growing an existing one and facing new personnel challenges, make sure you’re getting the right support and advice.
Your workforce is vital in helping you achieve your business ambitions. Visit here for funded training and skills opportunities that will help you to grow productive teams.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak with someone about the support available, please call our helpdesk on 0800 246 5045 or complete our our contact form here.
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The UK Government is currently rolling out its flagship Skills Bootcamps initiative across England, including in York and North Yorkshire. Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving residents of England the opportunity to build
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