Accelerating your business growth

Avado’s client and partner Digital Greenhouse Director Lucy Ann Kirby in Business Brief Every person behind a successful business will tell you about the importance of having the right team or people by your side.  Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to help him start, Bill Gates had Paul Allen.  Now, more than […]

A-Level graduates consider a course correction in the post-pandemic workplace

London, UK, 9 August, 2021: FastFutures, the free youth work-readiness programme delivered by Avado, the professional academy, has today released research examining the attitudes and expectations of students who will receive their A-Level results tomorrow. Over one third of A-Level graduates plan to explore an alternative education path, such as an apprenticeship, a trade, or […]

Shifting the conversation beyond skills to future-proof our economy

The financial sector is a massive contributor to the UK economy. But to sustain this position long-term, one thing is clear: businesses need to take stock of their capabilities and put training strategies in place to fill the capability gaps. This was made clear in our research about the UK skills gap, which found that […]

How can businesses in technology bridge the widening capabilities gap?

Technology and telecommunications have had a better year than many sectors, enabling all of us to keep working and stay in touch with one another. Nonetheless, at Avado we knew this sector was struggling the most with the skills gap, and we were curious about how 2020 had impacted this issue. As such, we commissioned independent research, […]

Coronavirus pandemic widens UK skills gap for companies that didn’t invest in training

The UK’s skills gap has been widened to a more troubling ‘capabilities’ gap, according to new research by learning and development provider Avado. Dean Corbett, chief people officer at Avado, defined a capabilities gap as more deep-rooted than that of a skills gap, as it is an ability that is not easily taught. Avado’s research […]

Beyond Skills: Why the time to tackle the capability gap is now

71% of profitable businesses invested in employee development during 2020, showing commitment to sustainable growth      London, UK – 26 April, 2021: Avado, today unveils research identifying a dramatically widening gap between business needs and people capabilities over the course of 2020.   Businesses that had previously invested in employee development, however, were somewhat protected from the worst effects of the […]

Why learning and development is rising up the corporate agenda

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on training budgets but with a growing need to reskill workers, learning should be rising up the boardroom agenda. Our Chief People Officer commented on a recent piece in Raconteur.  Since the financial crisis of 2007-8, companies have faced an increasingly unpredictable operating environment, while demand for employees with the […]

Is there gender bias in workplace training?

On International Women’s Day, Kate Parker looks at data suggesting employers are more likely to invest in men’s training. Our Chief Operating Officer, Amy Crawford, commented on a recent piece in TES.  Kelly and Kieran* both work at the same company. They were hired at the same time, into the same job role. And while, […]

CTO Sessions: Interview with Chief Technology Officer, Mike Fenna

What type of CTO are you? “I make an effort to always be a ‘servant leader’, and I’m certainly a people-person CTO. My number one priority is my team, they always come first.”  Our Chief Technology Officer, Mike Fenna interviewed with IDG Connect.  Name: Mike Fenna Company: Avado Job title: Chief Technology Officer Mike Fenna is the Chief […]

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