April 10, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Do you need a CIPD qualification to work in HR?

Do you need a CIPD qualification to work in HR? Well, yes and no. Technically, the answer is no but the reality is that a lot of employers look for CIPD accreditation and some won’t consider job applicants who are not CIPD qualified. Being CIPD qualified will definitely make you a lot more skilled, knowledgeable…

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How do I qualify for HR jobs?

While it’s possible to get an entry level HR job without any actual HR qualifications, it’s not easy. You might be able to get an HR assistant type role, for example, but competition for HR jobs is stiff now, so the more qualifications and experience you have under your belt, the better your chances are…

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April 8, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Are CIPD qualifications worth it?

Lots of people ask ‘Are CIPD qualifications worth it?’ and for good reason. Getting CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified involves a significant investment in terms of money and time so it’s important to think everything through before taking the plunge. However, you will very quickly reap the rewards – even as you…

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April 2, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

What is a CIPD Qualification?

A CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualification is a HR/L&D/management accreditation from the professional membership body for HR and L&D professionals. Considered the gold standard in the industry, there are three levels – Level 3, Level 5 and Level 7. Each level has three different types of qualification – diploma, certificate and award.

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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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