March 18, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

What Makes a Good Manager?

All too often, people are promoted on the basis of technical competence. But Are they promoted because they display all the right skills, attitudes and competencies to be a good manager?

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March 11, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

How to combat the potential brain-drain caused by Brexit

Whatever your opinion on Brexit, the 29th March is only drawing nearer and with it comes a plethora of potential issues for employers. One major issue facing companies in the UK is that of ‘brain-drain’, or the shortage of skilled workers from outside the UK. There’s a good chance that Brexit will make the UK…

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March 4, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Paying the apprenticeship levy? Time to realise the benefit

The government’s flagship training fund for employers has had little uptake. That means employers are missing an opportunity to develop staff using the training fund they are already paying into.  Are you paying into the fund without realizing the benefit? Facts and Figures More than three quarters of levy-paying employers are yet to take on…

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March 1, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Learning from changes in buying behaviours

Death of the high street In this blog, I thought it would be useful to share some reflections on changes in buyer behaviours over the past 10-20 years and how we can learn from these changes. It’s been a transformative time in the global economy. Modernisation of technology has provided consumers with the opportunities to…

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February 26, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Which CIPD course should I take?

So you’re taking that big step towards progressing your career. “What CIPD qualification should I do?” I hear you cry. It’s not something to take lightly and understandably so. A CIPD qualification is the absolute cornerstone to a successful career in HR and L&D. You’ll gain the relevant experience you need, boosting your skills, knowledge…

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February 6, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

How to improve your leadership skills: some practical tips

Great organisations have great leaders Think about any organisation you admire – whether you’ve worked for that organisation, with them or followed them from outside – they will all have something in common. Great leaders who set a clear and compelling vision and inspire those around them to help deliver that vision. In researching this…

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February 1, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Thinking about getting into HR?

“People are our most important asset”.
How many times do we hear CEO’s say this to customers, staff and shareholders? If  true, then what does this mean for HR, the team who generally have the ‘people remit’ within an organisation?

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January 18, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

DPG joins forces with Learning Now TV

DPG have some exciting news in the world of Learning & Development!   We have recently joined Learning Now TV as a channel partner, a live-streamed internet TV channel specifically focused on L&D. LNTV contains a range of interesting interviews with industry experts on subjects relevant and topical to the industry. The site boasts a…

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