October 1, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

3 take-aways from the World of Learning conference 2015

The World of Learning Conference and Exhibition took place in Birmingham this week. Here, we distil some of the key take-aways from the conference sessions. 1 Help your learners learn Financial services organisation Capital One has topped the best place to work in the UK for the last three years. How? By creating a learning…

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September 28, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

UK managers see training as priority

British managers are the most ambitious managers in Europe when it comes to training their workforce. A recent survey by global training provider, The Cegos Group, found that unlike many European companies, UK companies view training as a strategic priority. The report, ‘The Cegos Observatory’s Barometer: Training and Development in Europe’, highlighted some very interesting…

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HR and Analytics

Everyone in the business world knows that analytics are now a really important decision-making tool. Finance knows it, sales knows it, marketing knows it, HR knows it… despite this, HR lags a long way behind other disciplines in actually adopting analytics and using them to make decisions, validate decisions and communicate those decisions. There are…

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September 24, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

Professional and Career Development Loans now available

DPG Plc is pleased to announce that it now offers Professional and Career Development Loans for all three levels of its award winning CIPD qualifications. Professional and Career Development Loans enable you to develop your knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing your career opportunities. Applicants may borrow up to £2000 and loans are usually offered at…

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September 18, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

10 characteristics of an outstanding L&D professional

Workplace learning has changed almost beyond recognition in the past ten to 15 years. L&D is no longer the gatekeeper of learning. Classroom based learning has been overtaken by technology-enabled learning and learners are quite happy to take control of their own learning path. These changes have had a huge impact on the L&D profession.…

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September 16, 2015 | Posted in the Blog

The Jeremy Corbyn leadership challenge: how to unite a divided team

Let’s consider Jeremy Corbyn as a newly appointed leader of an organisation. OK, a political party is not a typical organisation and the way he was appointed is unlike the recruitment process of most organisations. However, he finds himself as a new leader of a political party that is very divided both in terms of…

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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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