February 21, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Free Webinar: Creating an effective Personal Development Plan

Last week we released our long-awaited Develop Yourself Survey results, which surprisingly showed that just under half of people who completed it didn’t have a documented personal development plan. Now to support you with your CPD, we’re bringing you a short series of free webinars! Join DPG facilitator and HR expert, Gary Norris, in the first…

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February 20, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

The rules around working from home

There has been a huge increase in the numbers of people working from home in recent years. According to research by the TUC, nearly a quarter of a million (241,000) more people worked from home in 2016 than in the previous decade, which was an increase of 19%. This increase includes people who work almost…

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February 19, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Great offers exclusively with DPG!

Receive a complimentary iPad* to aid your studies or an extra £200 off your fees when you book on any full CIPD programme with DPG! Ending 28th February 2018 Which programme is right for you? CIPD Foundation Level 3 in Human Resource Practice CIPD Foundation Level 3 in Learning & Development CIPD Intermediate Level 5…

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January 31, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Develop Yourself Survey

At DPG we had a great response to our Develop Yourself Survey with 471 completions. The majority of those completing the survey work in HR and L&D roles, with 74% working within the private sector. There was an even split of those with and without management responsibilities, which give us a good balance of responses…

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January 19, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Apprenticeship Levy Perception Survey

Figures Reveal Extent of Confusion, Scepticism and Unawareness Surrounding Apprenticeship Levy The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April 2017, means companies face a compulsory monthly deduction from HMRC. However, this money can be reclaimed if it’s spent on training. The purpose of the levy was to make offering apprenticeships more attractive from an…

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January 18, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Flexible working and the law

It is almost 18 years since flexible working legislation was introduced in the UK and there is no doubt that it has dramatically changed the nature of work in that time. People are much more able to work where they want to work, when they want to work and how they want to work. Not…

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January 15, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Become the best version of you in 2018

What better time to think about your job role, skills and career development than the start of a new year? It may sound like a cliché, but there is something about the dawning of a new year that makes people reflect on what they are doing and why and what they would like to change…

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December 18, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

What is HR’s role in employee engagement?

Employee engagement is a very big issue for organisations and it’s a very big issue for HR. Why? Because employee engagement levels are low, critically low according to the US research organisation Gallup. Its annual workforce report claims there is a worldwide employee engagement crisis, with just 15% of the global workforce being engaged with…

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