What is the current share price and what influences its movement? Why you need to know It is very important to understand the current share price of your business, not least because of the impact it might have on your bonus. On a more serious not More...04 April 2008 16:34
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Talent management is the latest buzzword in HR circles and an overused one at that, so when I received news of thi More...18 March 2008 00:00
A third of private sector employees would consider moving to the public sector to seek more worthwhile work, research out today (Tuesday) has found. Communications consultancy CHA surveyed 1,538 employees for its Worthwhile Work report and found th More...11 March 2008 08:00
Management experts believe a tick-box mentality about appraisals exists in the UK workplace and that many employers are simply ignoring staff development. A survey of more than 1,000 employees by people assessment firm, Talent Q, found tha More...15 February 2008 09:18
Broxbourne Council has been awarded second place in the region’s 2007 Workforce Development Awards for its commitment to staff training. The award, presented annually by the East of England Regional Council, recognises good practice t More...06 February 2008 15:04
Investors in People (IIP) has strongly denied that a 'training apartheid' exists at organisations accredited with its much-heralded award.
The IIP standard is seen as a benchmark of how well companies manage and develop their employees. More than More...28 January 2008 11:35
Skills minister David Lammy has unveiled the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries. The academy covers chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and polymer industries and is designed to tackle sector specific skills shortages by standardising tra More...25 January 2008 08:44
Minority groups lose out on training in workplaces that have won the Investors in People (IIP) training award, new research suggests. A study of almost 15,000 people by Nottingham University Business School found that women, ethnic minorities, temps, More...24 January 2008 09:23
It may be an evergreen topic, but specialists are trying to spice-up time management with fresh delivery methods and technology. The perceived benefits of time management (TM) training make it a learning and development staple, but the desire for mor More...22 January 2008 08:00
Finding and developing organisational leaders is no easy task. Yet it's probably the most important one facing learning and development departments. As England football fans found out last year, leadership is a vital ingredient in success, and findin More...22 January 2008 08:00
Ray Harrison manages a big training operation at a well-known banking and financial business. He explains how he meets this challenge and why he avoids prima donna trainers.
What does your job involve?
I manage a team of 17 qualified learning a More...22 January 2008 08:00
Despite all the talk about doom and gloom in the economy in 2008, recruiters say the jobs market for training and learning and development specialists is robust, and should stay that way. Even though there have been forecasts of a slowing More...22 January 2008 08:00
Recent headlines about the data breach at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and insurance company Norwich Union being fined for failing to secure customer information, should have given every employer a wake-up call.
Employee mistakes can More...21 January 2008 16:12
Insurer Royal & SunAlliance has launched an intranet site to help employees with their career management. The 'Career Innovation Zone' has gone live following a successful pilot at the end of 2007, and enables employees to assess their skills More...18 January 2008 16:18
The BBC, BSkyB and Microsoft are among employers that have declared they are willing to spearhead a government consultation on informal adult learning, it was announced today. Working groups drawn from major organisations in broadcasting and new tech More...15 January 2008 15:48
December is a busy month for most workers, trying to juggle end-of-year tasks with a hectic social life. Simply trying to get hold of clients or suppliers is a challenge. This is borne out by a recent Business Adviser Barometer survey, indicati More...11 December 2007 06:00
Dentists working for the NHS have voted to accept a new deal on pay and career structures.
There are about 1,500 salaried primary care dentists in England, mostly employed by primary care trusts.
They carry out dental public health programmes More...06 December 2007 10:19
What should training and learning and development professionals do to progress in their chosen careers? For a start, seeing the bigger picture helps. Career advancement for training and learning and development (L&D) managers is challenging to say th More...20 November 2007 07:00
The business of coaching is under pressure to conform. And, as it becomes more widespread, buyers are asking for a more uniform offering. This is having an impact on the design of coaching programmes and certain elements – usually referred to in coa More...20 November 2007 07:00
Yet again there are cries about the lack of youngsters with computer skills and qualifications entering IT. Expect the same old remedies and outcomes rather than any fresh thinking. Like many parents of 15-year-olds, I have been perusing my son's pre More...20 November 2007 07:00