Why is the UK not feeling the benefit of a better-qualified workforce?

An underestimated workforce

Published in Training Zone

In a report of the Office of National Statistics study we learned that one third of UK workers are in jobs which do not match their qualifications. One sixth is overqualified and this number is rising. One sixth is underqualified and this proportion is slowly declining. Robin looks into some of the reasons why this is happening and how L&D teams should look to challenge the way people are employed and managed within their organisations in order to make the difference we need to make.

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By | 2017-06-02T11:22:33+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Learning & Development, L&D articles|
Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning & Technology
Robin has spent almost three decades as a strategic L&D leader, trainer and consultant. As a writer and blogger he focuses on workforce development policies, learning strategies, tools and techniques. He has written two books, ‘Informal Learning in Organizations: How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture’ and ‘Complete Training: From Recruitment to Retirement’, both published by Kogan Page. Robin is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and the Chair of the World of Learning Conference. In his role as Head of Learning and Technology for Huthwaite International, he is exploring routes to enhancing the learning experience and the impact of all Huthwaite’s training and learning interventions.