July 10, 2013 | Posted in the Blog

The Spotlight is on Apprenticeships

I’m Debora Figueiredo a.k.a @Little_Figs, I’m the Digital Apprentice at DPG and I’m 17 years old. I’ve been working here at DPG for 2 months and I’m very passionate about apprenticeships and giving career advice to other young adults – this is my first blog on the DPG website. Dan Sodergren is the Marketing Manager…

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July 2, 2013 | Posted in the Blog

DPG Community Wins First Award

Last week the DPG team headed down to London to attend the Peer Award finals. We had entered the DPG Community in the Customer Engagement Category and specifically in the Technology for Engagement sub section. The Peer Awards is not your typical approach to awards as not only were the DPG team going down to…

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June 24, 2013 | Posted in the Blog

5 Tips to Daily Employee Learning & Development

Even if many companies are unaware of it, workforce development can be nurtured even with reduced budgets and limited time away from daily work. Imagine employees being involved in their everyday tasks AND benefiting from expert guidance given by their managers. Unfortunately, most organizations are either unaware of or slow to adopt the strategies needed…

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April 1, 2013 | Posted in the Blog

So, I’m Part of the Dumbest Generation?

It was brought to my attention a little while ago that I was a member of something called ‘Generation Y’.? Who knew? Moreover, I was informed that as a member of this exclusive and occasionally taboo faction, my brain has developed in such a way that it is inherently different to yours; because I’ve never…

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February 26, 2013 | Posted in the Blog

Evaluation + Isolation = Loneliness

It is exceptionally rare for me to leave a conversation with anyone I work with without discussing the topics of evaluation, return on investment (less so expectation) or value for money.? Sometimes I wonder if we have an almost unhealthy obsession with the topic. This is a ‘the house believes’ type post and I purposefully…

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December 17, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Managers – Competence OR Style?

This blog follows on from ‘Are Managers Born or Made?’ and ‘Measuring Management Competence’. In the first two blogs we drew the conclusion that managers need to be developed in twelve core competencies to excel in the ever more complex world in which we operate. We also explored that management competence can be measured by…

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December 12, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Measuring Management Competence

In the first blog Are Managers Born or Made, we drew the conclusion that managers need to be developed to excel in the ever more complex world in which we operate and when we develop managers, we suggested what the twelve core competencies that apply to managers should be. Measuring management competencies has benefits for individuals, line…

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December 3, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Are Managers Born or Made?

This question has been around forever but as the environment in which managers operate becomes increasingly more immediate and more complex the fact is only a small minority of managers’ are born with the skill set that an effective manager needs today. So the vast majority of today’s capable managers are made. Organisations are changing,…

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