September 4, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

The Kids Have Gone Back To School — 5 Reasons Why You Should Too

Do you hear that? Of course you don’t – it’s silence. Hooray! After weeks of day trips, holidays and exhaustion, the kids have gone back to school. You can’t exactly rest, as life strides on regardless. But at least you have a little more time to yourself, time to ponder on your career, or your…

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August 22, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

If Movies Had HR Departments

Much of the films we watch today rely on some sort of suspension of belief. It could be believing that someone could actually be bitten by a radioactive spider and have anything happen to them other than a really bad day. Maybe it’s that Jack really couldn’t fit on the raft at the end of…

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August 21, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

HR CIPD qualifications – why bother learning?

Not only is investing in learning time-consuming, the benefits of it are hard to quantify. It’s also expensive. Many employees, managers and businesses (perhaps you are one of them?) have expressed similar sentiments to the above. Fortunately, all of that’s just pure mythology. These tips will show the benefits of investing in learning for HR…

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August 16, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

5 Ways to Build a Successful Relationship with an Apprenticeship Provider

If you are looking for an apprenticeship provider for your organisation, there’s a myriad of choice. This presents solutions and problems. For example, how can you be sure what provider is right for you? There’s a few things you can do to make the partnership worthwhile for everyone.     Define your business requirements What’s…

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August 8, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

When is a Qualification more than just a Qualification?

  HR is an industry that built on qualifications. And generally, the more career-related qualifications an HR professional has under their belt, the better because they open doors and lead to new and exciting career opportunities. However, when you chose the right provider then there’s more to the qualification than just the qualification. Sound odd?…

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August 2, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Reflective practice

“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” This quote is widely attributed to John Dewey, the American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. Reflecting on experience is something that everyone should do, both in the workplace and out of the workplace. It is something that L&D and HR professionals should encourage in…

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August 1, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Preparing for Annual Leave

It’s that time of year again. The kids have been released from their school-shaped cage. That traffic-fuelled commute has almost become a pleasant early morning drive. The office is derelict. The only thing remaining that confirms people once worked here are the ringing out of office phones and a few stained coffee mugs that are…

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June 15, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Giving feedback

The ability to give good, constructive feedback is one of the most important skills a manager can have. Whether it’s positive feedback or negative feedback, managers have to be able to tell employees how they are doing, what they have done well and what could be done better. The importance of regular, constructive feedback emerged…

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