October 9, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Is your organisation mental-health friendly?

Of the 137 million sick days taken by UK workers last year, 15.8 million of them were for a stated mental health issue. That’s according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey. Those mental health issues ranged from stress, anxiety and depression through to manic depression and schizophrenia. No wonder then that…

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October 3, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

How to create a more supportive workplace

On mental health issues, anxiety and stress: how to create a more supportive workplace This year’s World Mental Health Day theme is mental health in the workplace. In light of this, we wanted to conduct some research of our own into workplace attitudes towards these issues. Our main aim was to gauge how workers feel…

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September 20, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Top 6 best HR and L&D podcasts

Podcasts have been around for a while now and are hugely popular. But what are they exactly? A podcast is an audio or video show, commonly a series of episodes. The term, coined by a BBC journalist back in 2004, is a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’, but podcasts are not just restricted to iPod…

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August 24, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Five of the best Ted Talks for HR & L&D

TED talks have been around for quite a long time now – since 1984. Just in case any of you don’t know or are hazy about what TED talks are and what their purpose is, here’s a quick summary. They are short talks (18 minutes or less) given by expert speakers on any number of…

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August 16, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Getting back in to study mode – a useful guide

You might remember studying at school, college or university as it wasn’t too long ago. Alternatively, it may have been years since you have studied and have forgotten what formal education is like. Some things that you may be thinking about though, are how to advance your career, gain a promotion, get in to a…

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August 14, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

How to choose the right HR or L&D programme for your development

When it comes to training, HR and L&D professionals are spoilt for choice. There are so many courses, so many training providers and so many areas of HR/L&D to explore. This amount of choice can of course present challenges – which course should you choose? Which training provider should you choose? Do you want an…

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August 2, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Are you taking full advantage of the apprenticeship levy?

It is all too easy for employers to view the new apprenticeship levy in a negative light. It’s a cost, it’s a hassle, it entails new processes and procedures, it’s an imposition….However, there are actually several things about the new approach to apprenticeships that are good for employers and the wider workforce, not just apprentices.…

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Develop Yourself Survey – chance to win a CIPD qualification

What do people see as effective ways of learning? What more can be done to support a learning culture? How will approaches to learning change over the coming twelve months? These are just some of the questions we’re getting responses to in the 2017 DPG Develop Yourself Survey. Get inside the answers to these questions…

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