August 21, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

HR CIPD qualifications – why bother learning?

Not only is investing in learning time-consuming, the benefits of it are hard to quantify. It’s also expensive. Many employees, managers and businesses (perhaps you are one of them?) have expressed similar sentiments to the above. Fortunately, all of that’s just pure mythology. These tips will show the benefits of investing in learning for HR…

View Post

August 16, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

5 Ways to Build a Successful Relationship with an Apprenticeship Provider

If you are looking for an apprenticeship provider for your organisation, there’s a myriad of choice. This presents solutions and problems. For example, how can you be sure what provider is right for you? There’s a few things you can do to make the partnership worthwhile for everyone.     Define your business requirements What’s…

View Post

August 8, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

When is a Qualification more than just a Qualification?

  HR is an industry that built on qualifications. And generally, the more career-related qualifications an HR professional has under their belt, the better because they open doors and lead to new and exciting career opportunities. However, when you chose the right provider then there’s more to the qualification than just the qualification. Sound odd?…

View Post

August 2, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Reflective practice

“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” This quote is widely attributed to John Dewey, the American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. Reflecting on experience is something that everyone should do, both in the workplace and out of the workplace. It is something that L&D and HR professionals should encourage in…

View Post

August 1, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Preparing for Annual Leave

It’s that time of year again. The kids have been released from their school-shaped cage. That traffic-fuelled commute has almost become a pleasant early morning drive. The office is derelict. The only thing remaining that confirms people once worked here are the ringing out of office phones and a few stained coffee mugs that are…

View Post

June 15, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Giving feedback

The ability to give good, constructive feedback is one of the most important skills a manager can have. Whether it’s positive feedback or negative feedback, managers have to be able to tell employees how they are doing, what they have done well and what could be done better. The importance of regular, constructive feedback emerged…

View Post

April 27, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Should you be using technology for learning?

This year’s CIPD L&D Show was the last in its current form. At the start of the annual event, held in London’s Olympia, the institute announced that next year the L&D Show will form part of a new event, the Festival of Work, which will run on 12-13 June 2019. The new event will incorporate…

View Post

April 12, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

April 2018 Employment Law Changes

April may be a quieter month than it used to be, now that the Chancellor no longer delivers a spring budget, but HR still has to contend with changes in employment law. And there are quite a few changes this spring, with the most prominent one being the first gender pay gap reporting deadline. That’s…

View Post