CIPD Wales awards celebrate best HR talent in Wales

CIPD Wales, the professional body for HR and people development, has recognised those at the forefront of Wales’ HR industry at the CIPD Wales Awards 2018 following the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural awards. The awards acknowledge outstanding individuals and teams as the best in HR, learning, and people management practice in businesses across…

Cardiff business Careercake.com secures over £300,000 in latest round of funding

Cardiff-based online learning platform, Careercake, has secured over £300,000 in its latest funding round. The round has been led by existing investor the Development Bank of Wales, with additional funding from a consortium of angels including Sunnybarn Investments founded by entrepreneur Phil Buck. Careercake aims to help organisations who want to help their staff build…

Cardiff Actuary warns ‘lavish’ public sector pensions can’t last forever

It’s reported that, on average, public sector workers receive a pension three times larger than those in the private sector upon retirement. Stuart Price explains why he thinks this anomaly will change. Stuart, Partner and Actuary at Quantum Advisory, said: “The TaxPayers’ Alliance revealed that a 25 year old earning the national average wage could…

Real Living wage increases to £9 in Wales

  Workers in Wales must earn £9 an hour if they are to earn a wage that covers the cost of living.     As the new real Living Wage rates increase to £9 around the UK due to rising living costs, employers whjotheir lowest paid staff will get a pay boost. The Living Wage rates…

Charity that helps get people back on a bike supports campaign for all-age workplaces

A Welsh bike charity that helps people with disabilities enjoy the benefits of cycling, is backing a Welsh Government drive to encourage a multigenerational workforce.Pedal Power has joined the ‘People Don’t Have a ‘Best Before’ Date campaign’, which is equipping business owners with the tools they need to build an all age workforce. The campaign…

VR Simulator deployed to launch Welsh construction careers

Training experts from local homes developer Lovell used a virtual reality simulator to open up the world of construction for students attending one of South Wales’ largest careers events. The Skills Cymru event, held at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, gave Year 11 students the opportunity to meet members of the Lovell team and try their hand…