Articles from Kirstie Mackey

Seven in ten workers are stuck in the wrong jobs as the UK chooses to boost fitness over careers

Fears of being ‘past it’ holding Brits back from making career changes Seven in ten workers are stuck in the wrong jobs as the prospect of making a career change seems so challenging that they would rather put themselves through a punishing workout, reveals new research from LifeSkills created with Barclays. 

Barclays launches action to boost the UK’s workplace skills

The bank’s LifeSkills programme is being extended to help millions of adults across the country, providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in the workplace Millions of people of all ages will be able to benefit from free advice and guidance to help boost their career prospects, as Barclays launches a drive to boost workplace skills to meet the needs of the UK economy.

Young People and Community Engagement

The ONS released new findings on how young people fit into their neighbourhood  today, showing that:

Problem-solving ranked by employers as the most important skill for their employees – above leadership and creativity

LifeSkills created by Barclays asked UK employers across a range of different sectors and industries to choose the skills that matter most to them when building their workforce.

OECD Skills Outlook Report 2019: Comment from Barclays LifeSkills

Commenting on the OECD Skills Outlook Report 2019,  Kirstie Mackey, Head of LifeSkills created with Barclays, said: