Category Archives: Training & Development

‘Two-year itch’ among managers damages workplace productivity

A “two-year itch” experienced by managers as their happiness at work falls is undermining productivity, a survey of more than 1,000 team leaders has revealed. The research, conducted by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), asked managers to assess … Continue reading

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Closing the gap between classroom and workplace

“I always wanted to be a graphic designer,” says Kenton Robbins, business coach and regional director for Yorkshire and Humber at the Institute of Directors (IoD). “When I left school, I sat down with the careers advisor and told her … Continue reading

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CIPD research shows ‘reality’ gap in managers’ capability is undermining economic growth

New research finds ‘reality gap’ in the capability of UK plc’s 8 million managers, undermining attempts to boost economic growth Poor managers need to look in the mirror if they want to get the best out of their people New … Continue reading

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Staff ‘trapped’ in career silos because employers fail to recognise tranferable skills

Workers are being trapped in career silos because they don’t believe they can cross sector or industry boundaries, according to data published this morning from the Hays Career Outlook Survey. The survey reveals employers across both the public and private … Continue reading

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Government to launch £250 million vocational training fund

Businesses will be able to bid for a share of a £250 million fund for vocational training programmes in the new year, as part of a government scheme designed to bring more skills into the workforce. The Government announced that … Continue reading

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The Work Programme – will it work?

When the Government launched the Welfare Reform Bill in February 2010, it was heralded as the biggest shake-up of a welfare system since the New Deal was first introduced in the United States 60 years ago. The success of the Work Programme (WP), launched in … Continue reading

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The Coaching Climate

The CIPD survey on coaching and mentoring find that the activities are alive and well despite the economic climate. Key findings are: Use of coaching has dropped from 90% of respondents to 77% but there is an increase of useage … Continue reading

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David Cameron reignites intern row

In an interview published in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said he would continue helping friends by offering their children internships, saying he was “very relaxed” about the situation. He even disclosed that he had invited a neighbour in for a … Continue reading

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Ten top tips for talent management

Should talent management programmes be aimed at a select few or should we define everyone within organisations as talent? Clearly there are a number of issues associated with taking a more narrow approach. Cultural background and lack of confidence, for … Continue reading

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HR needs to up skills on ‘futuring’ but the role of middle manager is dead’,

HR needs to develop its skills at understanding the future if it is to provide value to the business, Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice at London Business School, told delegates at the HR Directors Business Summit today. Speaking in … Continue reading

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