July 27, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

The Benefits of Completing a Course in L&D Right Now

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on most Learning and Development budgets. Most HR practitioners will be familiar with the fact that when the purse strings need to be drawn in, training is one of the first things to be hit. This has serious implications for L&D professionals whose only role is to…

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July 22, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Friendships at Work

Thursday 30thJuly 2020 is International Friendship Day so we thought that we would take a look at the benefits of making friends at work and some of the issues that employers may find that they need to manage. “Friendship Day” was first proposed in 1958 in the North American state ‘Paraguay’. This was later taken…

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July 21, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

CIPD Profession Map

Many HR professionals find themselves operating by principles deemed ‘best practice’ without questioning whether they’re the best principles for their business, which can lead to poor decision-making.  To combat this the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) have updated their Profession Map to highlight how values-based decision making can create more of an impact…

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July 15, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

What is Human Resources?

Whether you work as part of a multinational corporation or a small local business, it’s likely that your company has its own Human Resources department.  Despite being commonplace in most workplaces, Human Resources is one of the most misunderstood business areas. In fact, some employees don’t even know what the department does.  To help you…

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July 13, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Attitudes Towards Homeworking

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many people into working from home. This is a new experience for many and perhaps a very welcome experience for most. For many years now employees have been asking to work from home 1 or 2 days a week to improve worklife balance and as an HR Practitioner of over…

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July 7, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

LPI Accreditation—A DPG Facilitator’s Experience

The recent partnership between DPG and the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) has given me the chance to qualify as an accreditation mentor for learning departments with the LPI. I didn’t have a great deal of knowledge about the LPI before this, apart from coming across the LPI Capability Map which I thought was clear, well-structured…

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July 6, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Finding Motivation Working from Home

Motivation comes naturally when working in an office. With your colleagues around you, you can’t help but be swept up in the team atmosphere. Knowing you are all on the same side and working towards the same goal is something I love about working in an office.  For that reason, home working has never been…

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June 29, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Survivor Syndrome

The first half of 2020 has been a difficult few months for everybody and no sector has been completely immune to the negative impact that Coronavirus has had on the business. However, many businesses are starting to return to some form of trading, albeit with new health and safety measures in place. For many though,…

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