October 13, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Basic Functional Skills in the UK

It is well known that the UK is struggling to compete against other countries in the league tables of comparing adult literacy skills. This has been consistent for decades and there have been many reports, using different methods of measurement, over the years confirming that the UK has not yet made the progress it planned…

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October 1, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Online learning is growing – ICS Learn acquires Development Processes Group (DPG)

PRESS RELEASE DATE: 1st October 2020 As we rethink our concept of how we work and learn, both organisations are ready to help students easily adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing world. ICS Learn, the UK’s leading online learning organisation of professional qualifications, has acquired fellow provider DPG.  Both companies will combine their collective…

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September 23, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

International Week of Happiness at Work

This week is International week of happiness at work.  What is this you may well ask?  I have been doing some research on this, so read on to find out what it’s all about together with my 5 top tips to create a happy workplace. Why & What We spend so much time at work, so…

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September 17, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

How CIPD Level 7 Can Take Your Career in HR to the Next Level

At DPG we’re always striving to be better, something that is evident in the programmes and courses we offer. From those looking to take their first steps in Human Resources to current professionals that want to advance within the industry, we provide the tools you need to grow your career. But what about those who…

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September 16, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Happy Human Resource Professional Day

A day dedicated to our profession! An opportunity to thank HR professionals around the world for the contribution they make! What are we being thanked for I hear you ask? If you work in HR you will recognise the tough decisions we have to make, the long hours we have to work, and the isolation…

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August 21, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Remote Leadership that Drives Performance and Results

By Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick Organisations around the world are scrambling to equip supervisors and managers to lead their teams remotely, over video conference and the telephone, as most of us continue to work from home for the foreseeable future. The education we have received to respond to Covid-19 is good education for…

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August 17, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Impostor Syndrome

How can HR support people with Impostor Syndrome? You may have heard the phrase, and you may even have experienced elements of Impostor Syndrome during your career yourself. But what is it, why do employees experience it, and what can HR do support employees so that it does not impact on their ability to perform…

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August 6, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

DPG Facilitator Tamasin’s Experience Completing COLF

The need to be ‘online’ is essential in my line of work, as it is for many people at the current time. As a DPG facilitator, delivering online learning events isn’t alien and dare I say it, I’m comfortable doing it. Over the last 4 or 5 months, many of you will have become extremely…

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