September 11, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

10 skills that will make you an outstanding HR professional

Okay, so we all know that HR professionals need to be good at dealing with people. That much is a given. But there is so much more to be being an HR professional than just that. The modern HR professional has to be a business thinker, a strategist, an influencer, and a great communicator. That’s…

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How do I develop good HR policies and procedures?

A good HR function hinges on really good internal HR policies and procedures. This is the bread and butter stuff of HR and it’s so important to get it right. Whether you are developing policies and procedures for the first time or reviewing and updating what you already have, it is essential to take a…

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September 10, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

DPG Shortlisted for Two eLearning Awards

DPG (Developing People Globally) is celebrating this week having been shortlisted for two eLearning Awards – ‘Best Blended Learning Programme’ and ‘Best Learning Management System Implementation’. DPG is the only CIPD provider to have been shortlisted for this year’s awards. The eLearning Awards, which will be held in London in November, welcomed entries from across…

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September 8, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

How Do You Choose the Right Development?

You really can’t have your cake and eat it when it comes to L&D and HR events industry events. There’s a whole range of events to choose from in the first place. Then there’s a whole choice of sessions at those events, on a whole manner of interesting, relevant and thought-provoking topics. That’s certainly the…

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September 7, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

10 great organisational reward ideas

Everyone likes to be rewarded for doing well at work. How people want to be rewarded and how companies want to reward them can vary. But the important thing to remember is this: it is the feeling of being rewarded that really counts. That’s what makes people feel happier about their workplaces, their managers, their…

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September 2, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

10 ways to motivate staff

It’s very easy to assume that money is everything when it comes to motivating staff. Certainly, it’s what employers seem to think – according to the Office for National Statistics, the UK workforce received a total of £40.5bn in bonuses in the 2013-14 financial year. However, there is plenty of research that shows that while…

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August 28, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

What are the benefits of an internal HR team over an outsourced one?

The primary benefit of having an internal HR team rather than outsourcing the HR function has to be connectivity with the business. What does that mean? It means having a fleet of in-house HR personnel who really know the business, what its drivers are, its objectives, its needs and the needs of the people within…

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August 24, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

10 ideas to celebrate the Rugby World Cup in the workplace

Just over 40% of the UK workforce intend to tune into this year’s Rugby World Cup during work hours, but only 5.8% of them have booked time off. Plus one in seven people plan to call in sick, according to a survey by jobsite, CV-Library. What does this mean for HR? It’s well known that…

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