Employers, policymakers and education providers should band together to tackle youth unemployment, CIPD report argues

CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has urged employers, policymakers and education providers alike to establish closer bonds in order to tackle the growing problem of youth unemployment.

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A recent report drawn up by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development was able to reveal that close to 40 percent of employers now offer young people some form of work experience scheme, with 37% increasing work experience opportunities in the past 12 months.

Data published by the CIPD also suggested that employers are increasingly engaging with local schools and colleges, with more than one-third (35%) doing so in the past year, up from 29% two years ago.

Furthermore, the number of apprenticeships is also growing steadily, with employers now offering over half a million apprenticeships – more than double the figure from 2012. A further 14% of employers also say they plan to introduce them in the next year.

Companies who do wish to help reduce youth unemployment and are willing to use this young talent pool should also implement extensive workforce management solutions, that will help them provide a superior level of support for these inexperienced workers, and this is specifically where Tensor plc can put its extensive experience to very good use.

We supply a full range of solutions designed specifically to streamline workforce and skill management within companies of any sizes. Our WinHR suite enables managers to save and easily access a wide array of data pertaining to each of their employees, thus allowing them to better use the available resources and skill ranges at any given moment.

Moreover, Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of workforce management and Time and Attendance solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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