December 7, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

A simple guide to paternity leave for HR managers

Legislation with regards to parental leave keeps changing so it’s really important that HR keeps up to date. At DPG, we receive a lot of queries about paternity leave and the rights of new fathers. That’s why we have created a simple guide to current paternity leave in the UK – everything that an HR…

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November 10, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

5 takeaways from the CIPD conference 2017

“The best way to predict the future is to help shape it.” So said Peter Cheese CEO at the Chartered Institute of Learning and Development. Opening the institute’s 70th annual conference in Manchester, Cheese said it is high time that HR and learning professionals grasp the opportunities presented by the new world of work. The…

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October 26, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

How can HR prepare for digital transformation?

Digital transformation. We all know we should be thinking, talking and working digitally but few of us are actually achieving it. That’s one of the main messages in ‘The 2017 State of Digital Transformation’, a report by research and consulting firm, Altimeter, part of the American company, Prophet. The report found that most companies have…

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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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