50 Editions and still counting
Employability Professional (EP), the profession’s only publication dedicated to frontline employability professionals, has reached its 50th edition!
EP, edited weekly by the IEP’s Heather Ette, has grown to reach over 5000 employability professionals across the employment support sector, all over the UK. EP is developed through the IEP’s partnership networks and is designed to keep all staff up to date with what is happening in the sector, provide expert information and is an excellent resource for sharing best practice and improving personal and professional knowledge with a particular focus on those that deliver services on the ‘frontline’.
Here’s what some of our readers and contributors have to say:
“Working in People Development, I am responsible for all employee training at Seetec. Employability Professional is particularly useful to me as it not only helps me to keep up to date with the goings on in the industry but it also enables me to read about and access opportunities that may benefit our Employment Consultants. Signposting them to access relevant and useful articles that are within EP allows our ECs to access content at the point of learning need.”
Claire Illingworth MIEP ACIPD, People Development Consultant, Seetec
"After being featured in an early edition of EP, I have been blown away with some of the responses to my 'Shop Window Jobs' concept from a wide range of people across, not only Remploy, but also others in the sector who were inspired to start their own local social media group focusing on local jobs. Personally, I find EP a must read each week. It keeps me up to speed with events taking place and new initiatives happening across the UK and I am always interested to read other peoples 'Employability People' Q&A's to see if I can pick up some fresh new ideas to use in supporting our own team across North Wales!"
Tom Williams, Regional Business Development Manager / Rheolwr Datblygu Busnes Rhanbarthol, Remploy North and Mid Wales
"I’ve found EP to be really useful as it gives an insight into the industry from other companys and individuals in the sector. I’ve found inspiration in some of the articles within the knowledge bank. It has helped us to keep up to date with current events and has allowed members of staff to take part in external activities that have increased their skills and enhanced our customers journey. Keep it coming!
Alex Parnell MIEP, Centre Manager, Seetec Cambridge
“I really enjoy producing EP each week, it’s given me a great insight into the wealth of skills and knowledge needed to help people into employment and the fantastic work that is carried out by advisers in this profession. It has helped me hone my writing skills and build up relationships and I hope that frontline staff feel the articles provide real value and food for thought. As the requirements of the future adviser change and develop it is clear that frontline staff will need access to a range of information that will help them engage and deliver advice to a new, more complex and possibly more challenging group of customers and I hope EP can prove useful in highlighting new contacts where advisers can go to for help or in providing information that will help them do their jobs even better.”
Heather Ette, Marketing and Communications Manager, Institute of Employability Professionals