Ernst & Young launches maternity coaching programme

Liz Hall Professional services firm Ernst & Young has launched a maternity coaching scheme to help it retain talented women and “unblock” any “blockages in the talent pipeline.” The scheme is open to all female staff and has already been taken up by more than 240 people across the UK and Ireland. As one of […]

UK banks to mentor small businesses on HR issues

Liz Hall Some 1,000 staff from the UK’s five largest high street banks are to mentor small businesses (SMEs) on a voluntary basis. The scheme has been launched by the British Banking Association (BBA) to support SMEs on financial, marketing and HR issues. Already, more than 230 current and retired employees from Barclays, HSBC, RBS, […]

Learning sector ‘revisits’ NOS for coaching

The move by one of the UK’s standard setting bodies to revisit National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Coaching and Mentoring is receiving a mixed response from interested parties. The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the standard setting organisation for the lifelong learning sector, is reviewing the standards developed by the Employment National Training Organisation […]