Organisations need to do more to harness the leadership potential of finance professionals or risk failing them, research by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has warned. A survey of nearly 3,500 ACCA members found that fina More...17 October 2007 15:46
HR recruitment agencies are bullish about the jobs market for training and learning and development professionals – especially in certain specialisations. Training professionals thinking about changing jobs will be pleased to know that most recruitme More...16 October 2007 00:00
Richard Chappell says organisations should be very wary of signing up to managed training service deals: they look – and indeed probably are – far too good to be true.
A managed training service (MTS), where an organisation manages huge and often co More...16 October 2007 00:00
Are entrepreneurs born or made? And if it’s the latter, what can HR and learning and development departments do to bring these key people on?
Entrepreneurship is among the most sought-after qualities in the business environment, as large monoliths More...15 October 2007 00:00
A lack of proactive talent management meant staff at Fujitsu Services felt the company was not fulfilling their career development expectations. An online...A lack of proactive talent management meant staff at Fujitsu Services felt the company was not f More...01 October 2007 08:00
Format DVD and book training Price £495 Distributor Open Mind Learning Contact www.openmind-learning.co.uk
Last year, careers counsellor and executive coach Carole Pemberton published Coaching to Solutions , a book that has become kn More...18 September 2007 00:00
Can passion be learned? One training guru thinks so. H ighly successful people tend to have one thing in common: they are passionate about what they do. Would, f o r example , foul-mouthed über-chef Gordon Ramsey have a chieved fame and fortu More...18 September 2007 00:00
Rising resignation rates among women are due to a lack of training and development opportunities, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) . It said the percentage of working women resigning rose to 7.2% in 2006 compared to 5.5% in 2005 More...18 September 2007 00:00
Q As an HR manager, I know that working with an executive coach could lead to improvements in my performance as well as my career. But there are thousands of coaches in the UK to choose from. How can I make sure that I find the right person for my needs More...11 September 2007 12:12
Boys don't regard university as a realistic career option and plan to get on by "knowing the right people", research has revealed. A Ipsos-Mori survey, commissed by the Sutton Trust education think-tank, warned that of 2,400 11- to 16-year-olds in En More...29 August 2007 15:13
It seems more and more organisations are sending management tyros on external development training. What do they get out of it?
I n keeping with an almost universal acknowledgement that long - t erm corporate success relies on honed leadershi More...17 July 2007 00:00
Interim work for training and learning and development managers has grown in recent years and can pay well – if you can find a post.
T raining professionals considering t aking an interim job had better brace themselves for a tough market , w More...17 July 2007 00:00
Until recently, I was HR manager in a utility infrastructure-providing business in Cardiff. In January, my director split duties in my department, and my assistant became HR manager (recruitment and development), and I became HR manager (employee relati More...10 July 2007 00:00
Q After three roles in the finance sector, I want to find a role in the HR sector that will provide more meaningful work. What's the best strategy for job searching? And what kind of CV do I need?
A HR is one of the more flexible occupations in te More...03 July 2007 12:25
Gung-ho 'no fear' and 'can do' attitudes are inspirational to staff and can provide a focus for career development and personal growth.
Yet teaching management how to handle out-and-out failure - without either apportioning blame or denting individ More...03 July 2007 00:00
When Maria Stanford stepped onto the Selfridges catwalk, her wealth of commercial experience helped her to quickly tackle the in-store challenges by refashioning the HR brand. Natalie Cooper checks out her designs. More...02 July 2007 08:00
To mark its 15th anniversary, Investors in People (IiP) has unveiled a new plaque that businesses can display to demonstrate their commitment to developing their employees. The plaque will be available to organisations that have achieved the In More...21 June 2007 09:34
More than four in 10 senior level leaders believe that external advisers, mentors or coaches play the most dominant role in a successful promotion, according to new research . A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developme More...13 June 2007 09:27
Eleven assistant site managers at housebuilder Redrow have graduated from a training and development course that it is hoped will propel them into management posts. All have successfully developed the management skills required to run a site in More...07 June 2007 10:55
The older the worker, the more likely they are to feel responsible for their own training and development. According to a National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) survey of employee attitudes to training and development (T&D), 28% of More...04 June 2007 09:59