During an economic downturn, a knee-jerk reaction organisations often have is to slash investment in learning and development. But these turbulent times have actually proven to be very positive for the coaching market, with savvy organisations realising More...07 December 2012 15:47
In light of recent challenges faced by the coalition Government, it is more evident than ever that our leaders need resilience to be able to survive the flak that is thrown their way. There will be one clear winner to emerge from the present coalit More...09 August 2011 12:00
This free guide is part of Smart Buyer, a free service from Personnel Today E-LEARNING Contents Overview Reasons to imple More...02 March 2011 16:11
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 leadership training buyers' guides to research your options, plan your purchas More...29 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
HR professionals are frequently being asked by senior management colleagues to source an executive coach or a selection of suitably vetted coaches from which they can choose, says Martyn Melvin, executive coach at consultancy Purple House .
Thi More...27 July 2010 16:25
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 Training buyers' guides to research your options, plan your purchase and get the most o More...22 July 2010 16:03
My job requires quite a bit of blue-sky thinking – I am very much a creative individual – so I wanted someone to help me take those concepts and apply them to the business.
Five or six years ago, I decided to find a mentor. It wasn't part More...01 June 2010 08:12
Deloitte is to unveil a mentoring programme this week to boost engagement, just months after the firm has been forced to cut bonsues in wake of the recession, Personnel Today has learned.
Stevan Rolls, head of HR at the professional services More...26 January 2010 12:07
With the London Olympics just two years away, British athletes are in serious training. What can the HR profession learn from their cutting-edge motivational methods? Virginia Matthews investigates. More...11 January 2010 15:40
The government has launched a national mentoring programme designed to boost the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic women working as local councillors. Launched by the Government Equalities Office, the mentoring programme is the first of its More...26 October 2009 08:40
I've thought hard about both myself and about Adnams, and how we approach mentoring here.
My issue with mentoring is that about five years ago we tried to implement a formal programme. Six of us went away for a few days' training, and pulled togethe More...19 October 2009 11:52
The Association for Coaching (AfC) is undergoing a management shake-up as it seeks to become a more global organisation.
Katherine Tulpa , who has chaired the AfC for many years, will head the organisation's global board, with Gladeana McMahon, one More...14 October 2009 08:00
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
A mentoring initiative has been launched to help women become non-executive directors. The initiative, Women for Boards, aims to help increase the number of high-quality women directors on the boards of FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 companies. According t More...22 September 2009 09:03
Research to be launched at the upcoming CIPD Coaching at Work conference has found that almost 90% of organisations polled use coaching. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says more than 500 companies were surveyed for the More...16 September 2009 15:00
Five top tips on using coaching in times of change Use coaching to support those who are leading the change first. "They are the ones who need to hold their focus during times of chaos, which always exists at the apex of change," says Katherine Tul More...01 September 2009 09:26
Business and executive coaching has to prove its value to employers, particularly in hard times. Maurice Duffy, managing partner and chief executive of management consultancy Blackswan, spells out what coaching must do to make itself relevant to current and future business needs. More...14 July 2009 14:00
Like most people, I've had a series of mentors. Mine began with the girl who sat beside me at school, and on our first day she said to me "Don't tell the teacher". That was very good advice.
I initially worked in the NHS, where I had a lot of more More...01 June 2009 12:14
HR managers and directors are among the UK professionals moonlighting as coaches to generate extra income.
Teachers, doctors, personnel trainers and estate agents are also turning to second jobs to boost their pay packets, according to The Coaching More...07 May 2009 14:16