Learning and development (L&D) professionals attending the World of Learning Conference 2009 , the UK’s key conference for business learning, can now gain even more value from their visit as this now counts as a contributory activity within th More...28 July 2009 11:15
Train to Gain has not provided good value for money for the taxpayer, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The report found the Train to Gain skills brokerage service, launched in April 2006, had by March this year cost the gov More...21 July 2009 15:42
The Learning and Development Team at Surrey County Council (SCC) invited Premier Partnership to identify a source of funding for the provision of a training programme for the County Councils Team Leaders and Managers.
The nine Institute of L More...09 July 2009 16:06
The organisation development (OD) consultancy Echelon has welcomed the findings of a recent CIPD survey of 4,500 respondents within the HR arena. Among other things, the survey suggested that the boundaries between learning and development (L&D) a More...03 July 2009 12:09
EXCLUSIVE The Royal Bank of Scotland's HR director has said he hopes to address the ailing bank's problems through a rigorous overhaul of talent management and leadership programmes. Neil Roden, group HR director for RBS, told Personnel Today tha More...29 June 2009 10:59
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• Our expertise in management education, combined with leading edge multimedia materials, personal support and work based learning means we offer a flexible approach which we call supported “ More...23 June 2009 09:13
Adobe has increased the amount of e-learning training it offers to managers to prepare them for the economic upturn, according to its HR director.
The software giant has run more than 450 online training sessions over the past four months in an atte More...27 May 2009 14:09
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's HR profession map has completely restructured how HR will develop and train its members and, by extension, how it measures success as an HR practitioner. The map covers not only what an HR More...27 May 2009 10:50
British manufacturers fear that a lack of training by employers during the recession will lead to a skills gap when the upturn comes, according to an industry body. In a survey carried out by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, 55% of companies sa More...27 May 2009 10:21
McDonald's' HR chief hopes the burger chain will "one day" offer a PhD in restaurant management to existing staff. Courses equivalent to university degrees are also on David Fairhurst's wish-list, it has emerged, after the firm attracted 2,500 staff More...11 May 2009 12:26
Fewer adults are involved in learning in the UK than at any time since 1996, according to research by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) . It said that its latest annual poll of adult learners in the UK found 18% of adu More...08 May 2009 00:00
Liverpool’s Pauline Fleming, who played Mike Baldwin’s girlfriend Penny King on Coronation Street, is using her acting prowess to launch a parallel career in presentation skills training.
The successful actress has joined CPD – one of the North We More...07 May 2009 14:51
In a survey by people assessment firm Talent Q , developing high performing teams is cited as the primary challenge facing two-thirds of employers over the coming year. Recognising the increased importance of getting the best out of existing emplo More...05 May 2009 14:52
B&Q is to create 2,000 jobs this year and invest in its staff with £10m worth of incentives and training. Despite the recession hitting other home retailers hard, B&Q will open seven new stores in 2009, creating vacancies across all roles - More...01 May 2009 09:34
A new skills hotline for businesses to improve the skillset and qualifcations of staff has been launched by the government today. The helpline, provided by the government's flagship skills brokerage service Train to Gain and employer advice organisat More...01 April 2009 15:06
Profiles International , the world’s leading online assessment provider, is introducing a new product to support HR departments and career counselling companies re-direct people towards a new career.
Profiles’ Transition Coach uses proven ps More...30 March 2009 11:00
Kitchen staff and waitresses at Paramount Restaurants will be given clear guidance for the first time on how they can move up the career ladder to improve their pay, Personnel Today has learned.
HR director Lesley Cotton has designed a new, stra More...27 February 2009 08:11
I am writing in reference to your article about KPMG staff being told to take sabbaticals on reduced pay for up to three months ('KPMG staff told to take sabbaticals to save jobs', Personneltoday.com, 20 January).
I run Skills Venture, which More...09 February 2009 12:10
The Professional Career Partnership (PCP), the specialist career and coaching consultancy to the legal and professional services sectors, has appointed Julian Tutty to the role of Senior Consultant. The appointment is in response to growing dem More...06 February 2009 14:08
A quarter of managers plan to develop transferable skills or get a new qualification this year, a survey has revealed.
A study of 1,200 workers by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) found that nearly 25% wanted to retrain or pick up new skill More...26 January 2009 11:50