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December 6, 2018

Making learning ‘sticky’ is a topic that continues to occupy teachers, trainers, educators and therapists in a variety of walks of life. School teachers are working almost around the clock at this time of year to encourage, cajole and galvanise their exam-level student...

May 8, 2017

When the CEO says to the gathered throng of employees 'Our staff are our greatest asset' or 'Safety/customer service/product quality is our highest priority', how does he/she know that the message has got through, and is generally believed across the organisation?

Havin...

March 1, 2017

Does anyone still take minutes in 2017? When there is so much talk of artificial intelligence, robotics and other labour-saving technologies to support or replace repetitive work, surely someone, somewhere has come up with a technologically sophisticated way of taking...

January 23, 2017

According to the latest edition of the CIPD’s HR Outlook: Views of our Profession, Winter 2016-17 report, from the survey commissioned by YouGov, managing talent is seen as being more important than concentrating on productivity, innovation or customer focus. The...

December 13, 2016

Some hotels, retail outlets and civic centres have had their Christmas trees up for a month or more, the obligatory police anti-drink driving campaign is in full swing and trades people are now giving you dates in January before they'll be able to service your boiler,...

November 9, 2016

Who was your best manager ever, and why?

Pose this question to employees of any age, background or educational level and the chances are, the reasons people name the manager they do, will have little to do with that person's qualifications, their presentation skills in...

October 25, 2016

What do most people do if they're having a hard time or feeling stressed at work? Well, in the short term, they might find solace outside work, through sport, hobbies or perhaps a pampering holiday. In the longer term, and if the problems persist, they might start look...

August 23, 2016

Building a cohesive team in today's world of constant change and transiency across most sectors is difficult, and at the same time vital for the survival of most organisations. On the one hand it is almost impossible to measure by most recognised numerical means, whils...

July 11, 2016

When is a team not a team? Seldom was the age-old question about what defines a team as relevant as it has been in the past few weeks. Unless you stowed away on Tim Peake’s spaceship bound for the International Space Station, you can hardly have missed the references t...

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At what point does developing your people become critical to your success?

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