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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April 27, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Should you be using technology for learning?

This year’s CIPD L&D Show was the last in its current form. At the start of the annual event, held in London’s Olympia, the institute announced that next year the L&D Show will form part of a new event, the Festival of Work, which will run on 12-13 June 2019. The new event will incorporate…

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April 12, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

April 2018 Employment Law Changes

April may be a quieter month than it used to be, now that the Chancellor no longer delivers a spring budget, but HR still has to contend with changes in employment law. And there are quite a few changes this spring, with the most prominent one being the first gender pay gap reporting deadline. That’s…

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April 3, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Develop your HR team with the new HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship standard

The new HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship standard is now available from DPG. Created in conjunction with training providers Interserve Learning & Employment, the new standard is designed to develop your own HR skills or that of your team. This apprenticeship is aimed at anyone who is either starting out, or at the early stages…

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March 21, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

How can HR future-proof organisational design?

Organisational design is big news now. Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report demonstrated just how big it has become: it was the number one priority for organisations that year, with 92% of the 7,000 plus survey respondents saying it was very important or important to them. The importance of organisational design (OD) was reflected…

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February 26, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Sick Pay

Most UK employees greatly overestimate how much they would get paid and for how long if they were to fall sick for more than a few days. New research by Direct Line Life Insurance found that just 4% of UK workers know how much statutory sick pay they are entitled to, should they need to…

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