Almost one employer in five (18%) expects staff to receive training prior to promotion to management positions, despite the majority of employers (93%) believing that low levels of management skills are harming their business.
This is acco More...07 August 2012 14:32
Brigid Hodges, director of talent at hygiene and pest control firm Rentokil Initial, winners of the 2011 Personnel Today award for excellence in learning and development (L&D), explains how the company built a leadership development programme More...28 May 2012 13:31
Students from secondary schools and colleges are being provided with management training in order to address the lack of basic work skills among many school leavers.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has stepped up its efforts to ensure that More...15 September 2011 15:33
Employers that targeted line managers for absence management training saw improved absence rates at two-thirds (64%) of organisations, according to new research from XpertHR . The research reveals that training line managers gave them more conf More...14 September 2011 11:08
We are looking for partners to work with us on two large projects. Expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations should be made, together with a resume of qualifications and experience to Bob.Bird@genesisha.org.uk by 26 August 2011 f More...19 August 2011 11:07
Personnel Today's FREE buyers' guides are a completely FREE service designed to help you make an informed decision about your next HR purchase. Use our FREE management training buyers' guides to research your options, plan your purc More...27 August 2010 12:47
Free buyer's guides from Personnel Today to help you make the right buying decisions in HR Smart Buyer provides the latest top tips, buyer's guides, case studies and expert guidance on procuring training and e-learni More...22 August 2010 17:16
Line managers are being expected to perform challenging people management tasks without the relevant training, a new study has found.
Training gaps in staff development, recruitment and retention, absence management and grievance handling were just More...05 May 2010 15:31
Tesco is injecting £3m into a training programme to develop future leaders, despite the current economic climate. The figure is up 23% on 2008 and the supermarket giant said is it the largest investment in senior team development in the retail secto More...19 October 2009 11:31
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
Best decision My best business decision was moving to Random House Group in September 2008. I've never worked in the same sector twice. I see that as positive because it shows I'm not a one-trick pony - it shows that I can repeat my successes in diff More...22 September 2009 15:51
Catering giant Aramark has introduced a coaching course for managers to help them compare and contrast parenting with management styles.
HR director Robbie Wheeler said after the success of the Coaching Skills for Parents pilot, run by Next Generati More...19 May 2009 09:34
While the use of psychometric testing is most commonplace during the recruitment and selection process, according to a recent survey by Personnel Today's sister organisation, pay specialist IRS, firms are also using the tests to help develop existing More...27 February 2009 16:31
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
Marriott is to run its graduate management development programme again for 2009, despite the global economic downturn.
The international hotel chain will run the 24-month programme in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa in a bid to attract new t More...08 January 2009 10:40
Line managers are the main stumbling block when it comes to making a success of staff training. A survey of learning and development professionals at the World of Learning conference in Birmingham found two in five respondents felt a lack of line m More...20 November 2008 07:28
Line managers are failing to meet the expectations of their employees, research has revealed. People leaders do not adequately analyse situations, involve their teams in solving problems, admit their mistakes or seek feedback, according to the study. More...09 July 2008 08:00
Who are the biggest 'names' across the industry in your business? Whatever business or sector you're in, certain people will have made their name in it. There are the urban legends and there are the people you always hear referred to if someone do More...07 July 2008 13:00
Line management in the public sector needs to be more professional, according to a report by consultancy Deloitte. The firm interviewed senior figures in central and local government and concluded that public sector employers needed to improve their More...24 June 2008 11:30
Western managers are falling behind their Chinese counterparts in education and training, research has warned. China has the fastest growing global economy and - according to a study by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) - also boasts More...24 June 2008 09:20